Herod’s Violent Death

20 Now Herod had been very angry with the people of (A)Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus [a]the king’s personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because (B)their country was [b]supplied with food by the king’s country.

21 So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. 22 And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” 23 Then immediately an angel of the Lord (C)struck him, because (D)he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and [c]died.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 12:20 who was in charge of the king’s bedchamber
  2. Acts 12:20 Lit. nourished
  3. Acts 12:23 breathed his last