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Acts 12 (WEBP)

[1] Now about that time, King Herod stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
[2] He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
[3] When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This was during the days of unleavened bread.
[4] When he had arrested him, he put him in prison and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
[5] Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.
[6] The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison.
[7] And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Stand up quickly!” His chains fell off his hands.
[8] The angel said to him, “Get dressed and put on your sandals.” He did so. He said to him, “Put on your cloak and follow me.”
[9] And he went out and followed him. He didn’t know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision.
[10] When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
[11] When Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I truly know that the Lord has sent out his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from everything the Jewish people were expecting.”
[12] Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
[13] When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer.
[14] When she recognized Peter’s voice, she didn’t open the gate for joy, but ran in and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
[15] They said to her, “You are crazy!” But she insisted that it was so. They said, “It is his angel.”
[16] But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him and were amazed.
[17] But he, beckoning to them with his hand to be silent, declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. He said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.” Then he departed and went to another place.
[18] Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter.
[19] When Herod had sought for him and didn’t find him, he examined the guards, then commanded that they should be put to death. He went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.
[20] Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to him and, having made Blastus, the king’s personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king’s country for food.
[21] On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them.
[22] The people shouted, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!”
[23] Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn’t give God the glory. Then he was eaten by worms and died.
[24] But the word of God grew and multiplied.
[25] Barnabas and Saul returned to° Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with them John who was called Mark.

Acts 12:25 TR reads “from” instead of “to”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Acts 12 (KJVS)

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[2] And G1161 he killed G337 (Aor2ActInd) James G2385 the brother G80 of John G2491 with the sword G3162.
[3] And G2532 because he saw G1492 (Aor2ActPtc) it G3754 pleased G2076 (PresInd) G701 the Jews G2453, he proceeded further G4369 (Aor2MidInd) to take G4815 (Aor2ActInf) Peter G4074 also G2532. (Then G1161 were G2258 (ImpfInd) the days G2250 of unleavened bread G106.)
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[7] And G2532, behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), the angel G32 of the Lord G2962 came upon G2186 (Aor2ActInd) [him], and G2532 a light G5457 shined G2989 (AorActInd) in G1722 the prison G3612: and G1161 he smote G3960 (AorActPtc) Peter G4074 on the side G4125, and raised G1453 him G846 up G1453 (AorActInd), saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Arise up G450 (Aor2ActImpr) quickly G1722 G5034. And G2532 his G846 chains G254 fell off G1601 (Aor2ActInd) from G1537 [his] hands G5495.
[8] And G5037 the angel G32 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 him G846, Gird thyself G4024 (AorMidImpr), and G2532 bind on G5265 (AorMidImpr) thy G4675 sandals G4547. And G1161 so G3779 he did G4160 (AorActInd). And G2532 he saith G3004 (PresActInd) unto him G846, Cast G4016 thy garment G2440 about G4016 (Aor2MidImpr) thee G4675, and G2532 follow G190 (PresActImpr) me G3427.
[9] And G2532 he went out G1831 (Aor2ActPtc), and followed G190 (ImpfActInd) him G846; and G2532 wist G1492 (PlupfActInd) not G3756 that G3754 it was G2076 (PresInd) true G227 which G3588 was done G1096 (PresMidPasDepPtc) by G1223 the angel G32; but G1161 thought G1380 (ImpfActInd) he saw G991 (PresActInf) a vision G3705.
[10] When G1161 they were past G1330 (Aor2ActPtc) the first G4413 and G2532 the second G1208 ward G5438, they came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) unto G1909 the iron G4603 gate G4439 that leadeth G5342 (PresActPtc) unto G1519 the city G4172; which G3748 opened G455 (AorPasInd) to them G846 of his own accord G844: and G2532 they went out G1831 (Aor2ActPtc), and passed on through G4281 (Aor2ActInd) one G3391 street G4505; and G2532 forthwith G2112 the angel G32 departed G868 (Aor2ActInd) from G575 him G846.
[11] And G2532 when Peter G4074 was come G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc) to G1722 himself G1438, he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Now G3568 I know G1492 (PerfActInd) of a surety G230, that G3754 the Lord G2962 hath sent G1821 (AorActInd) his G846 angel G32, and G2532 hath delivered G1807 (Aor2MidInd) me G3165 out of G1537 the hand G5495 of Herod G2264, and G2532 [from] all G3956 the expectation G4329 of the people G2992 of the Jews G2453.
[12] And G5037 when he had considered G4894 (Aor2ActPtc) [the thing], he came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) to G1909 the house G3614 of Mary G3137 the mother G3384 of John G2491, whose surname was G1941 (PresPasPtc) Mark G3138; where G3757 many G2425 were G2258 (ImpfInd) gathered together G4867 (PerfPasPtc) praying G2532 G4336 (PresMidPasDepPtc).
[13] And G1161 as Peter G4074 knocked at G2925 (AorActPtc) the door G2374 of the gate G4440, a damsel G3814 came G4334 (Aor2ActInd) to hearken G5219 (AorActInf), named G3686 Rhoda G4498.
[14] And G2532 when she knew G1921 (Aor2ActPtc) Peter’s G4074 voice G5456, she opened G455 (AorActInd) not G3756 the gate G4440 for G575 gladness G5479, but G1161 ran in G1532 (Aor2ActPtc), and told how G518 (AorActInd) Peter G4074 stood G2476 (PerfActInf) before G4253 the gate G4440.
[15] And G1161 they said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 her G846, Thou art mad G3105 (PresMidPasDepInd). But G1161 she constantly affirmed G1340 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) that it was G2192 (PresActInf) even so G3779. Then G1161 said they G3004 (ImpfActInd), It is G2076 (PresInd) his G846 angel G32.
[16] But G1161 Peter G4074 continued G1961 (ImpfActInd) knocking G2925 (PresActPtc): and G1161 when they had opened G455 (AorActPtc) [the door], and saw G1492 (Aor2ActInd) him G846, G2532 they were astonished G1839 (Aor2ActInd).
[17] But G1161 he, beckoning G2678 (AorActPtc) unto them G846 with the hand G5495 to hold their peace G4601 (PresActInf), declared G1334 (AorMidDepInd) unto them G846 how G4459 the Lord G2962 had brought G1806 (Aor2ActInd) him G846 out of G1537 the prison G5438. And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Go shew G518 (AorActImpr) these things G5023 unto James G2385, and G2532 to the brethren G80. And G2532 he departed G1831 (Aor2ActPtc), and went G4198 (AorPasDepInd) into G1519 another G2087 place G5117.
[18] Now G1161 as soon as it was G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc) day G2250, there was G2258 (ImpfInd) no G3756 small G3641 stir G5017 among G1722 the soldiers G4757, what G5101 G686 was become G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) of Peter G4074.
[19] And G1161 when G1934 Herod G2264 had sought for G1934 (AorActPtc) him G846, and G2532 found him G2147 (Aor2ActPtc) not G3361, he examined G350 (AorActPtc) the keepers G5441, and commanded G2753 (AorActInd) that [they] should be put to death G520 (AorPasInf). And G2532 he went down G2718 (Aor2ActPtc) from G575 Judaea G2449 to G1519 Caesarea G2542, and [there] abode G1304 (ImpfActInd).
[20] And G1161 Herod G2264 was G2258 (ImpfInd) highly displeased G2371 (PresActPtc) with them of Tyre G5183 and G2532 Sidon G4606: but G1161 they came G3918 (ImpfInd) with one accord G3661 to G4314 him G846, and G2532, having made G3982 Blastus G986 the king’s G935 chamberlain G1909 G2846 their friend G3982 (AorActPtc), desired G154 (ImpfMidInd) peace G1515; because G1223 their G846 country G5561 was nourished G5142 (PresPasInf) by G575 the king’s G937 [country].
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[22] And G1161 the people G1218 gave a shout G2019 (ImpfActInd), [saying, It is] the voice G5456 of a god G2316, and G2532 not G3756 of a man G444.
[23] And G1161 immediately G3916 the angel G32 of the Lord G2962 smote G3960 (AorActInd) him G846, because G473 G3739 he gave G1325 (AorActInd) not G3756 God G2316 the glory G1391: and G2532 he was G1096 (Aor2MidDepPtc) eaten of worms G4662, and gave up the ghost G1634 (AorActInd).
[24] But G1161 the word G3056 of God G2316 grew G837 (ImpfActInd) and G2532 multiplied G4129 (ImpfPasInd).
[25] And G1161 Barnabas G921 and G2532 Saul G4569 returned G5290 (AorActInd) from G1537 Jerusalem G2419, when they had fulfilled G4137 (AorActPtc) [their] ministry G1248, and G2532 took with them G4838 (Aor2ActPtc) John G2491, whose surname was G1941 (AorPasPtc) Mark G3138.

Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 12 (YLT)

[1] And about that time, Herod the king put forth his hands, to do evil to certain of those of the assembly,
[2] and he killed James, the brother of John, with the sword,
[3] and having seen that it is pleasing to the Jews, he added to lay hold of Peter also-and they were the days of the unleavened food-
[4] whom also having seized, he did put in prison, having delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him, intending after the passover to bring him forth to the people.
[5] Peter, therefore, indeed, was kept in the prison, and fervent prayer was being made by the assembly unto God for him,
[6] and when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night was Peter sleeping between two soldiers, having been bound with two chains, guards also before the door were keeping the prison,
[7] and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood by, and a light shone in the buildings, and having smitten Peter on the side, he raised him up, saying, ‘Rise in haste,’ and his chains fell from off his hands.
[8] The messenger also said to him, ‘Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals;’ and he did so; and he saith to him, ‘Put thy garment round and be following me;’
[9] and having gone forth, he was following him, and he knew not that it is true that which is done through the messenger, and was thinking he saw a vision,
[10] and having passed through a first ward, and a second, they came unto the iron gate that is leading to the city, which of its own accord did open to them, and having gone forth, they went on through one street, and immediately the messenger departed from him.
[11] And Peter having come to himself, said, ‘Now I have known of a truth that the Lord did sent forth His messenger, and did deliver me out of the hand of Herod, and all the expectation of the people of the Jews;’
[12] also, having considered, he came unto the house of Mary, the mother of John, who is surnamed Mark, where there were many thronged together and praying.
[13] And Peter having knocked at the door of the porch, there came a damsel to hearken, by name Rhoda,
[14] and having known the voice of Peter, from the joy she did not open the porch, but having run in, told of the standing of Peter before the porch,
[15] and they said unto her, ‘Thou art mad;’ and she was confidently affirming it to be so, and they said, ‘It is his messenger;’
[16] and Peter was continuing knocking, and having opened, they saw him, and were astonished,
[17] and having beckoned to them with the hand to be silent, he declared to them how the Lord brought him out of the prison, and he said, ‘Declare to James and to the brethren these things;’ and having gone forth, he went on to another place.
[18] And day having come, there was not a little stir among the soldiers what then was become of Peter,
[19] and Herod having sought for him, and not having found, having examined the guards, did command them to be led away to punishment, and having gone down from Judea to Caesarea, he was abiding there.
[20] And Herod was highly displeased with the Tyrians and Sidonians, and with one accord they came unto him, and having made a friend of Blastus, who is over the bed-chambers of the king, they were asking peace, because of their country being nourished from the king’s;
[21] and on a set day, Herod having arrayed himself in kingly apparel, and having sat down upon the tribunal, was making an oration unto them,
[22] and the populace were shouting, ‘The voice of a god, and not of a man;’
[23] and presently there smote him a messenger of the Lord, because he did not give the glory to God, and having been eaten of worms, he expired.
[24] And the word of God did grow and did multiply,
[25] and Barnabas and Saul did turn back out of Jerusalem, having fulfilled the ministration, having taken also with them John, who was surnamed Mark.