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Acts 12:1-5 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

12 And in the same time Herod the king sent power, to torment some men of the church.[a]

And he slew by sword James, the brother of John.

And he saw that it pleased to the Jews, and cast to take also Peter; and the days of therf loaves were.

And when he had caught Peter, he sent him into prison; and betook him to four quaternions of knights, to keep him, and would after pask bring him forth to the people [willing after pask to bring him forth to the people].

And Peter was kept in prison; but prayer was made of the church without ceasing to God for him.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 12:1 Forsooth in the same time, Herod the king sent hands, to torment some men of the church.

Acts 12:1-5 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Herod persecutes the Christians, kills James the brother of John, and puts Peter in prison, whom the Lord delivers by an angel. The shameful death of Herod.

12 In that time Herod the king stretched forth his hand to persecute some of the congregation. And he killed James, the brother of John, with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further and took Peter also. This was during the days of sweet bread. And when he had caught Peter, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to be kept, intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.

Then Peter was kept in prison. But prayer for him was made to God without ceasing by the congregation.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Acts 12:1-5 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

12 Herod killeth James with the sword,  4 And imprisoneth Peter, 8 whom the Angel delivereth. 20 Herod being offended with them of Tyrus, 21 is pacified: 22 And taking the honor due to God, to himself, 23 he is eaten with worms , and so dieth.

Now [a]about that time, [b]Herod the king stretched forth his hand to vex certain of the Church,

And he [c]killed James the brother of John with the sword.

[d]And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further, to take Peter also (then were the days of unleavened bread.)

[e]And when he had caught him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to be kept, intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.

[f]So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer was made of the Church unto God for him.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 12:1 God giveth his Church a truce, but for a little time.
  2. Acts 12:1 This name Herod was common to all them that came of the stock of Herod Ascalonites, whose surname was Magnus: but he that is spoken of here, was nephew to Herod the great son to Aristobulus, and father to that Agrippa who is spoken of afterward.
  3. Acts 12:2 Violently, his cause being not once heard.
  4. Acts 12:3 It is an old fashion of tyrants to procure the favor of the wicked, with the blood of the godly.
  5. Acts 12:4 The tyrants and wicked make a gallows for themselves, even then when they do most according to their own will and fantasy.
  6. Acts 12:5 The prayers of the godly overturn the counsel of tyrants, obtain Angels of God, break the prison, unloose chains, put Satan to flight and preserve the Church.
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Acts 12:1-5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 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. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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