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Acts chapter 120
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Persecution of Herod Agrippa I

1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the Church.
2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him.
6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
8 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.
9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the LORD hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.
13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.
14 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.
15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.
17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.
18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.
19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

Herod Agrippa I and Tyre and Sidon

20 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.
21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Events: Persecution of Herod Agrippa I. Escape of Peter, Herod Agrippa I and Tyre and Sidon

1 eodem autem tempore misit Herodes rex manus ut adfligeret quosdam de ecclesia
2 occidit autem Iacobum fratrem Iohannis gladio
3 videns autem quia placeret Iudaeis adposuit adprehendere et Petrum erant autem dies azymorum
4 quem cum adprehendisset misit in carcerem tradens quattuor quaternionibus militum custodire eum volens post pascha producere eum populo
5 et Petrus quidem servabatur in carcere oratio autem fiebat sine intermissione ab ecclesia ad Deum pro eo
6 cum autem producturus eum esset Herodes in ipsa nocte erat Petrus dormiens inter duos milites vinctus catenis duabus et custodes ante ostium custodiebant carcerem
7 et ecce angelus Domini adstitit et lumen refulsit in habitaculo percussoque latere Petri suscitavit eum dicens surge velociter et ceciderunt catenae de manibus eius
8 dixit autem angelus ad eum praecingere et calcia te gallicas tuas et fecit sic et dixit illi circumda tibi vestimentum tuum et sequere me
9 et exiens sequebatur et nesciebat quia verum est quod fiebat per angelum aestimabat autem se visum videre
10 transeuntes autem primam et secundam custodiam venerunt ad portam ferream quae ducit ad civitatem quae ultro aperta est eis et exeuntes processerunt vicum unum et continuo discessit angelus ab eo
11 et Petrus ad se reversus dixit nunc scio vere quia misit Dominus angelum suum et eripuit me de manu Herodis et de omni expectatione plebis Iudaeorum
12 consideransque venit ad domum Mariae matris Iohannis qui cognominatus est Marcus ubi erant multi congregati et orantes
13 pulsante autem eo ostium ianuae processit puella ad audiendum nomine Rhode
14 et ut cognovit vocem Petri prae gaudio non aperuit ianuam sed intro currens nuntiavit stare Petrum ante ianuam
15 at illi dixerunt ad eam insanis illa autem adfirmabat sic se habere illi autem dicebant angelus eius est
16 Petrus autem perseverabat pulsans cum autem aperuissent viderunt eum et obstipuerunt
17 annuens autem eis manu ut tacerent enarravit quomodo Dominus eduxisset eum de carcere dixitque nuntiate Iacobo et fratribus haec et egressus abiit in alium locum
18 facta autem die erat non parva turbatio inter milites quidnam de Petro factum esset
19 Herodes autem cum requisisset eum et non invenisset inquisitione facta de custodibus iussit eos duci descendensque a Iudaea in Caesaream ibi commoratus est
20 erat autem iratus Tyriis et Sidoniis at illi unianimes venerunt ad eum et persuaso Blasto qui erat super cubiculum regis postulabant pacem eo quod alerentur regiones eorum ab illo
21 statuto autem die Herodes vestitus veste regia sedit pro tribunali et contionabatur ad eos
22 populus autem adclamabat dei voces et non hominis
23 confestim autem percussit eum angelus Domini eo quod non dedisset honorem Deo et consumptus a vermibus exspiravit
24 verbum autem Domini crescebat et multiplicabatur
25 Barnabas autem et Saulus reversi sunt ab Hierosolymis expleto ministerio adsumpto Iohanne qui cognominatus est Marcus