Acts 12:1; Acts 12:6; Acts 12:11; Acts 12:21
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them.
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.
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."
On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people.