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Acts 12

TMB 1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. NIV 1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. TMB 2 And 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. TMB 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (This 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. TMB 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him, intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. 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. TMB 5 Peter therefore was kept in prison, but prayer was made without ceasing by the church unto God for him. NIV 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. TMB 6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, that same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and the keepers were guarding the door of 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. TMB 7 And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison; and he smote Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, "Arise up quickly." And his chains fell off from 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. TMB 8 And the angel said unto him, "Gird thyself and bind on thy sandals." And so he did. And the angel said unto him, "Cast thy garment about thee 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. TMB 9 And he went out and followed him, and knew not whether what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw 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. TMB 10 When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city, which opened to them of his own accord. And they went out and passed on through one street, and forthwith 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. TMB 11 And when Peter had come to himself, he said, "Now I know in truth that the Lord hath sent His angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod and from all the expectations of the people of the Jews." 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." TMB 12 And when he had considered this thing, he went 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. TMB 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel named Rhoda came to ask who was there. NIV 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. TMB 14 And when she recognized Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in and told how 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!" TMB 15 And they said unto her, "Thou art mad." But she continued to affirm that it was even so. Then 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." TMB 16 But 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. TMB 17 But he, beckoning unto them with his hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, "Go and tell these things unto James and to the brethren." And he departed and went into 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. TMB 18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers over 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. TMB 19 And when Herod had sought him and found him not, he examined the guards and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judea to Caesarea and there stayed. 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. TMB 20 And Herod was highly displeased with those from Tyre and Sidon. But they came with one accord to him and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was nourished 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. TMB 21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne and delivered an oration unto them. NIV 21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. TMB 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, "It is 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." TMB 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory; and he was eaten by worms and gave up the ghost. 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. TMB 24 But the Word of God grew and multiplied. NIV 24 But the word of God continued to increase and spread. TMB 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their ministry, and 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.