And considering this, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.
And as Peter knocked at the door of the patio, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.
And when she recognized Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in and told how Peter stood at the gate.
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then they said, It is his angel.
But Peter continued knocking, and when they had opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.
But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to be silent, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go make these things known unto James and to the brethren. And he departed and went to another place.
Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers concerning what was become of Peter.
And when Herod had sought for him and found him not, he examined the guards and commanded that they should be taken away. Then he went down from Judaea to Caesarea and abode there.
And Herod was highly displeased with those of Tyre and Sidon, but they came with one accord to him, and, having bribed Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they asked for peace because their lands were supplied through those of the king’s.
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne and made an oration unto them.
And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of god, and not of man.