Acts 12 ©
King Herod persecuteth the Christians, killeth James, and imprisoneth Peter, who upon the prayers of the church is delivered by an angel. Herod, in his pride assuming the glory due to God, is smitten by an angel, and dieth miserably. After his death the word of God prospereth. Barnabas and Saul return to Antioch.
And the angel said unto him, *Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, pthat the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath qdelivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all rthe expectation of the people of the Jews.
And when he had considered the thing, she came to the house of Mary the mother of tJohn, whose surname was uMark; where vmany were gathered together praying.
And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a *damsel came 4to hearken, named Rhoda.
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.
But he, ybeckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them zhow the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto aJames, and to the brethren. And bhe departed, and went into another place.
Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal *apparel, sat upon his fthrone, and made an oration unto them.