Acts 12:1

“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now about that time, Herode the King stretched foorth his hands, to vexe certaine of the Church.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now about that time Herod the king put forth his hands to afflict certain of the church.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now, about that time, Herod the king made cruel attacks on the Christians.
- Basic English Bible

At that time Herod the king laid his hands on some of those of the assembly to do them hurt,
- Darby Bible

Now about that time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands to afflict certain of the church.
- Webster's Bible

Now, about that time, King Herod arrested certain members of the Church, in order to ill-treat them;
- Weymouth Bible

Now about that time, King Herod stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
- World English Bible

And in the same tyme Eroude the king sente power, to turmente sum men of the chirche.
- Wycliffe Bible

And about that time, Herod the king put forth his hands, to do evil to certain of those of the assembly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 12:1


12:1 About that time - So wisely did God mix rest and persecution in due time and measure succeeding each other. Herod - Agrippa; the latter was his Roman, the former his Syrian name. He was the grandson of Herod the Great, nephew to Herod Antipas, who beheaded John the Baptist; brother to Herodias, and father to that Agrippa before whom St. Paul afterward made his defence. Caligula made him king of the tetrarchy of his uncle Philip, to which he afterward added the territories of Antipas. Claudius made him also king of Judea, and added thereto the dominions of Lysanias.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 12:1


Ac 12:1 Persecutions in Judea SUMMARY OF ACTS 12: The First Apostolic Martyr. Peter Seized by Herod. The Prayers of the Church. Peter's Prison Opened by an Angel. His Appearance to the Praying Disciples. Herod Pronounced a God. His Pitiful Death. About that time. While Saul and Barnabas were at Antioch. Herod the king. Herod Agrippa, the grandson of Herod the Great. See PNT "Mt 2:1". In the year 41, the Emperor Claudius had added Judea and Samaria to his former dominions, so that, at this time, Herod ruled over all Palestine. While voluptuous, and exhibiting in life none of the restrains of religion, he was a strict observer of the Jewish ceremonies, and hostile to Christianity, because it was subversive to Judaism. To vex certain of the church. Some of its leaders.

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