12:1 Now about that time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands to afflict some of the assembly. Acts
12:2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. Acts
12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. Those were the days of unleavened bread. (see: Luke 22:1) Acts
12:4 And when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after the Passover season to bring him forth to the people. Acts
12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing by the assembly to Elohim for him.
12:6 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. Acts
12:7 And behold, the angel of YHWH came upon him, and a light shined in the prison; and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. Acts
12:8 And the angel said to him, Gird yourself, and bind on your sandals; and he did so. And he says to him, Cast your garment about you, and follow me. Acts
12:9 And he went out and followed him, and did not know that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. Acts
12:10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city; which opened to them of its own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and immediately the angel departed from him. Acts
12:11 And when Peter had come to himself, he said, Now I know with certainty, that YHWH has sent his angel, and has delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. Acts
12:12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Miriam the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were assembled, praying. Acts
12:13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maiden, named Rhoda, came to listen. Acts
12:14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she did not open the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told that Peter stood before the gate Acts
12:15 And they said to her, You are insane. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then they said, It is his angel. Acts
12:16 But Peter continued knocking. And when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. Acts
12:17 But he beckoning to them with the hand to hold their silence, declared to them how YHWH had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go, tell these things to James, and to the brothers. And he departed, and went into another place.
12:18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers, about what had become of Peter. Acts
12:19 And when Herod had sought for him, and did not find him, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. But Peter went down from Judea to Cesarea, and abode there.
12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with those 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. Acts
12:21 And upon a set day, Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made a public speech to them. Acts
12:22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a elohim, and not of a man. Acts
12:23 And immediately the angel of YHWH smote him, because he did not give Elohim the glory: and he was eaten by worms, and died.
12:24 But the word of Elohim grew and multiplied.
12:25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.