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Acts 12

NLT 1 About that time King Herod Agrippa began to persecute some believers in the church. NIV 1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. NLT 2 He had the apostle James (John’s brother) killed with a sword. NIV 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. NLT 3 When Herod saw how much this pleased the Jewish people, he also arrested Peter. (This took place during the Passover celebration. ) NIV 3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. NLT 4 Then he imprisoned him, placing him under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring Peter out for public trial after the 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. NLT 5 But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him. NIV 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. NLT 6 The night before Peter was to be placed on trial, he was asleep, fastened with two chains between two soldiers. Others stood guard at the prison gate. 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. NLT 7 Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” And the chains fell off his wrists. 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. NLT 8 Then the angel told him, “Get dressed and put on your sandals.” And he did. “Now put on your coat and follow me,” the angel ordered. 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. NLT 9 So Peter left the cell, following the angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realize it was actually happening. 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. NLT 10 They passed the first and second guard posts and came to the iron gate leading to the city, and this opened for them all by itself. So they passed through and started walking down the street, and then the angel suddenly left 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. NLT 11 Peter finally came to his senses. “It’s really true!” he said. “The Lord has sent his angel and saved me from Herod and from what the Jewish leaders had planned to do to me!” 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." NLT 12 When he realized this, he went to the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many were gathered for prayer. 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. NLT 13 He knocked at the door in the gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to open it. NIV 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. NLT 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the door, she ran back inside and told everyone, “Peter is standing at the door!” 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!" NLT 15 “You’re out of your mind!” they said. When she insisted, they decided, “It must be 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." NLT 16 Meanwhile, Peter continued knocking. When they finally opened the door and saw him, they were amazed. NIV 16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. NLT 17 He motioned for them to quiet down and told them how the Lord had led him out of prison. “Tell James and the other brothers what happened,” he said. And then he 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. NLT 18 At dawn there was a great commotion among the soldiers about what had happened to Peter. NIV 18 In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter. NLT 19 Herod Agrippa ordered a thorough search for him. When he couldn’t be found, Herod interrogated the guards and sentenced them to death. Afterward Herod left Judea to stay in Caesarea for a while. 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. NLT 20 Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they sent a delegation to make peace with him because their cities were dependent upon Herod’s country for food. The delegates won the support of Blastus, Herod’s personal assistant, 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. NLT 21 and an appointment with Herod was granted. When the day arrived, Herod put on his royal robes, sat on his throne, and made a speech 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. NLT 22 The people gave him a great ovation, shouting, “It’s the voice of a god, not of a man!” NIV 22 They shouted, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man." NLT 23 Instantly, an angel of the Lord struck Herod with a sickness, because he accepted the people’s worship instead of giving the glory to God. So he was consumed with 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. NLT 24 Meanwhile, the word of God continued to spread, and there were many new believers. NIV 24 But the word of God continued to increase and spread. NLT 25 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission to Jerusalem, they returned, taking John Mark with them. NIV 25 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.