Acts 12

CLV(i) 1 Now at that season Herod the king put forth his hands to illtreat some from the ecclesia. 2 Now he assassinated James, the brother of John, with the sword." 3 Now perceiving that it is pleasing to the Jews, he proceeded to apprehend Peter also (now they were the days of unleavened bread), 4 whom, arresting also, he placed in jail, giving him over to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to lead him up to the people." 5 Peter, indeed, then, was kept in the jail, yet prayer was earnestly made by the ecclesia to God concerning him." 6 Now when Herod was about to be leading him to them, in that night Peter was reposing between two soldiers, bound with two chains, besides which guards before the door kept the jail." 7 And lo! a messenger of the Lord stood by, and a light shines in the room. Now smiting Peter on the side, he rouses him, saying, "Rise quickly!And off fall his chains from his hands." 8 Now the messenger said to him, "Gird yourself and bind on your soles.Now he does thus. And he is saying to him, "Throw your cloak about you and follow me." 9 And, coming out, he followed him. And he had not perceived that what is occurring by means of the messenger is true, yet he seemed to be observing a vision." 10 Now, passing through the first jail and the second, they come to the iron gate that brings them into the city, which spontaneously was opened to them. And, coming out, they came forward one street, and immediately the messenger withdrew from him." 11 And Peter, coming to himself, said, "Now I truly am aware that the Lord delegates His messenger, and extricates me out of the hand of Herod and all the hope of the Jewish people." 12 Besides, being conscious, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who is surnamed Mark, where a considerable number were, convened together and praying." 13 Now at his knocking at the door of the portal, a maid approached to obey, named Rhoda." 14 And, recognizing the voice of Peter, for joy she does not open the portal. Yet, running in, she reports Peter standing before the portal." 15 Yet they say to her, "You are mad!Yet she stoutly insisted on having it thus. Yet they said, "It is his messenger." 16 Yet Peter persisted in knocking. Now, opening, they perceive him and were amazed." 17 Yet gesturing with a hand to them to hush, he relates to them how the Lord led him out of the jail. Besides, he said, "Report these things to James and the brethren.And, coming out, he went to a different place." 18 Now, at the coming of day, there was no slight disturbance among the soldiers as to what, consequently, became of Peter." 19 Now Herod, seeking for him and not finding him, examining the guards, orders them to be led away to death. And, coming down from Judea into Caesarea, he tarried there." 20 Now he was in a fighting fury, with the Tyrians and Sidonians. Yet, with one accord, they were present with him, and, persuading Blastus, the king's chamberlain, they requested peace, because their country was nourished from the king's." 21 Now on a set day, Herod, dressed in royal attire, being seated on the dais, harangued to them." 22 Now the populace retorted, "A god's voice, and not a man's!" 23 Now instantly a messenger of the Lord smites him, because he gives not the glory to God, and, becoming the food of worms, he gives up his soul." 24 Yet the word of God grows and was multiplied. 25 Now Barnabas and Saul return out of Jerusalem, completing the dispensing, taking along with them John, who is surnamed "Mark."