Acts 12:2

“And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he killed Iames the brother of Iohn with the sword.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he put James, the brother of John, to death with the sword.
- Basic English Bible

and slew James, the brother of John, with the sword.
- Darby Bible

And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
- Webster's Bible

and James, John's brother, he beheaded.
- Weymouth Bible

He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
- World English Bible

And he slowe bi swerd James, the brothir of Joon.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he killed James, the brother of John, with the sword,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 12:2


12:2 James the brother of John - So one of the brothers went to God the first, the other the last of the apostles.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 12:2


Ac 12:2 He killed James the brother of John. One of the three apostles most intimate with the Savior. The first apostle to suffer martyrdom. He is the only apostle whose death is recorded in the New Testament, save Judas the betrayer. With the sword. He beheaded James. This James, the apostle, is to be distinguished from James, the brother of the Lord (Ga 1:19), whose name appears after this in Acts, and who wrote the Epistle of James.

Discussion for Acts 12:2

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