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Acts 12:19-24 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

19 And when Herod had sought him, and found not, after that he had made inquiring of the keepers, he commanded them to be brought to him. And he came down from Judaea into Caesarea, and dwelled there.

20 And he was wroth to men of Tyre and of Sidon [of Tyre and Sidon]. And they of one accord came to him, when they had counseled with Blastus, that was the king's chamberlain, they asked peace, for as much as their countries were victualed of him [for that their countries were nourished by him].

21 And in a day that was ordained, Herod was clothed with king's clothing, and sat for doomsman, and spake to them. [Forsooth a day ordained, Herod clothed with king's clothing, sat for doomsman, and spake to them.]

22 And the people cried, The voice of God, and not of man.

23 And at once [Soothly anon] an angel of the Lord smote him, for he had not given honour to God; and he was wasted of worms, and died.

24 And the word of the Lord waxed, and was multiplied.

Acts 12:19-24 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

19 When Herod had called for him, but not found him, he examined the guards, and commanded them to depart. And he descended from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.

20 Now Herod had been displeased with the people of Tyre and Sidon. And they came all at once and made intercession to Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, and requested peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king’s land. 21 And upon a day appointed, Herod arrayed himself in royal apparel, and sat in his seat and made a speech to 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 struck him down, because he did not give God the honour. And he was eaten by worms and gave up the spirit.

24 And the word of God grew and multiplied.

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Acts 12:19-24 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded them to be led to be punished. And he went down from Judea to Caesarea, and there abode.

20 [a]Then Herod was angry with them of Tyre and Sidon, but they came all with one accord unto him, and persuaded Blastus the King’s Chamberlain, and they desired peace, because their country was nourished by the King’s land.

21 And upon a day appointed, Herod arrayed himself in royal apparel, and sat on the judgment seat, and made an oration unto them.

22 [b]And the people gave a shout, saying, The voice of God, and not of man.

23 [c]But immediately the Angel of the Lord smote him, because he [d]gave not glory unto God, so that he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 [e]And the [f]word of God grew, and multiplied.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 12:20 A miserable and shameful example of the end of the enemies of the Church.
  2. Acts 12:22 The flattery of the people, maketh fools fain.
  3. Acts 12:23 God resisteth the proud.
  4. Acts 12:23 Josephus recordeth, that this king did not repress those flatterers’ tongues, and therefore at his death he complained and cried out of their vanity.
  5. Acts 12:24 Tyrants build up the Church by plucking it down.
  6. Acts 12:24 They that heard the word of God.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Acts 12:19-24 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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 Judæa to Cæsarea, and there abode.

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.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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