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Acts 12

NKJV 1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. NIV 1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. NKJV 2 Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. NIV 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. NKJV 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. NIV 3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. NKJV 4 So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover. NIV 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. NKJV 5 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. NIV 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. NKJV 6 And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. NIV 6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. NKJV 7 Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, "Arise quickly!" And his chains fell off his hands. NIV 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists. NKJV 8 Then the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and tie on your sandals"; and so he did. And he said to him, "Put on your garment and follow me." NIV 8 Then the angel said to him, "Put on your clothes and sandals." And Peter did so. "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me," the angel told him. NKJV 9 So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. NIV 9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. NKJV 10 When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. NIV 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. NKJV 11 And when Peter had come to himself, he said, "Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people." NIV 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod's clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating." NKJV 12 So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying. NIV 12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. NKJV 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer. NIV 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. NKJV 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate. NIV 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, "Peter is at the door!" NKJV 15 But they said to her, "You are beside yourself!" Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, "It is his angel." NIV 15 "You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, "It must be his angel." NKJV 16 Now Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. NIV 16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. NKJV 17 But motioning to them with his hand to keep silent, he declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, "Go, tell these things to James and to the brethren." And he departed and went to another place. NIV 17 Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. "Tell James and the brothers about this," he said, and then he left for another place. NKJV 18 Then, as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter. NIV 18 In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter. NKJV 19 But when Herod had searched for him and not found him, he examined the guards and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there. NIV 19 After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there a while. NKJV 20 Now Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus the king's personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king's country. NIV 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. Having secured the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king's country for their food supply. NKJV 21 So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. NIV 21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. NKJV 22 And the people kept shouting, "The voice of a god and not of a man!" NIV 22 They shouted, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man." NKJV 23 Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died. NIV 23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. NKJV 24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. NIV 24 But the word of God continued to increase and spread. NKJV 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their ministry, and they also took with them John whose surname was Mark. NIV 25 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.