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1 Now about that time, Herode the King stretched foorth his hands, to vexe certaine of the Church.

2 And he killed Iames the brother of Iohn with the sword.

3 And because he saw it pleased the Iewes, hee proceeded further, to take Peter also. (Then were the dayes of vnleauened bread.)

4 And when hee had apprehended him, hee put him in prison, and deliuered him to foure quaternions of souldiers to keepe him, intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

5 Peter therefore was kept in prison, but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church vnto God for him.

6 And when Herode would haue brought him foorth, the same night Peter was sleeping betweene two Souldiers, bound with two chaines, and the Keepers before the doore kept the prison.

7 And beholde, the Angel of the Lord came vpon him, and a light shined in the prison: and hee smote Peter on the side, and raised him vp, saying, Arise vp quickely. And his chaines fell off from his hands.

8 And the Angel said vnto him, Girde thy selfe, and binde on thy sandales: And so he did. And he sayth vnto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And hee went out, and followed him, and wist not that it was true which was done by the Angel: but thought he saw a vision.

10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came vnto the yron gate that leadeth vnto the citie, which opened to them of his owne accord: and they went out and passed on thorow one streete, and foorthwith the Angel departed from him.

11 And when Peter was come to himselfe, hee said, Now I know of a suretie, that the Lord hath sent his Angel, and hath deliuered mee out of the hand of Herode, and from all the expectation of the people of the Iewes.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of Iohn whose sirname was Marke, where many were gathered together praying.

13 And as Peter knocked at the doore of the gate, a damosell came to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peters voice, she opened not the gate for gladnes, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

15 And they said vnto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was euen so. Then said they, It it his Angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the doore, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he beckening vnto them with the hand, to hold their peace, declared vnto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison: And he said, Goe shew these things vnto Iames, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

18 Now assoone as it was day, there was no smal stirre among the souldiers, what was become of Peter.

19 And when Herode had sought for him, and found him not, hee examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And hee went downe from Iudea to Cesarea, & there abode.

20 And Herode was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and hauing made Blastus the kings chamberlaine their friend, desired peace, because their countrey was nourished by the kings countrey.

21 And vpon a set day Herod arayed in royall apparell, sate vpon his throne, and made an Oration vnto them.

22 And the people gaue a shout, saying, It is the voice of a God, and not of a man.

23 And immediatly the Angel of the Lord smote him, because hee gaue not God the glory, and hee was eaten of wormes, and gaue vp the ghost.

24 But the word of God grewe, and multiplied.

25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Hierusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministerie, and tooke with them Iohn, whose syrname was Marke.


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Iyke Ubido's Acts Chapter 12 comment about verse 10 on 1/13/2015, 6:14pm...

Ac 12:10 No matter how strong a problem may be even if it is as strong as an iron, it will bow at the presence of the lord "iron gate opened on its own accord " Although, there soldiers watching, Peter was past finding because the was with him


Michealpiu's Acts Chapter 12 comment about verse 2 on 1/06/2015, 3:20am...

The Spirit of Jesus Christ.


Jeannette's Acts Chapter 12 comment on 12/24/2014, 6:15pm...

Easter means Passover not a holiday man made holiday . Easter not in the original bible, do not add or subtract from God 's word.


Christian Nwator's Acts Chapter 12 comment on 11/12/2014, 1:38am...

Acts.12 23 24.Herod gave a speech which pleased the audience and they shouted this 's the voice of god,giving glory that belongs to God to mere man of which Herod without fear of God accepted that he 's god and deserved to be glorified,therefore God sent an Angel that struck him down and was eaten up by worms.Please brethren do not take the glory of God for yourself,it 's a sin against the Holy Spirit for God says "I will never share my glory with anyone.


Chatman's Acts Chapter 12 comment on 11/01/2014, 9:37am...

Easter was an holiday it read Peter was held after Easter.we should pray always and glorify God not man


Daniel mashego's Acts Chapter 12 comment about verse 22 on 9/09/2014, 9:37am...

the jews applied the principle of the devil to steal the grace of God for their glory.


Ursula pithphere's Acts Chapter 12 comment on 7/17/2014, 4:22am...

prayer is the key to us Christians , we should pray the way we take our meals. am blessed hope you are also?


Dennis's Acts Chapter 12 comment on 1/06/2014, 10:25am...

one it was not easter it was the feast of unleavened bread . i also believe GOD made peter invisible and they passed the guards unnoticed, praying and fasting is the key.


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