“And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.”
King James Version (KJV)
12:20 Having gained Blastus - To their side, they sued for, and obtained peace - Reconciliation with Herod. And so the Christians of those parts were, by the providence of God, delivered from scarcity. Their country was nourished - Was provided with, corn, by the king's country - Thus Hiram also, king of Tyre, desired of Solomon food or corn for his household, #1Kings 5:9|.
Ac 12:20 Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon. The reason of this displeasure is not known. These cities were on the seacoast, but Herod's dominions occupied the country behind them. Having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend. Probably by a bribe. The chamberlain guarded his bed-chamber and would be a trusted friend and adviser.