Atos 12

1 In that and the season put forth Herod the king the hands, to afflict some of the from of the congregation,

2 he killed and James, the brother of John, with a sword.

3 And having seen, that pleasing it is to the Jews, he proceeded to take also Peter; (they were and the days of the unleavened cakes);

4 whom also having seized he placed into a prison, having delivered to four sets of four soldiers to watch him, intending after the passover to lead out him to the people.

5 The indeed therefore Peter was watched by the guard; prayer but was earnest was made by the congregation to the God in behalf of him.

6 When but was about him to bring before the Herod, in the night that was the Peter sleeping between two soldiers, having been bound with chains two, guards and before the door watching the prison.

7 And lo, a messenger of Lord stood by, and a light shone in the building; having struck and the side of the Peter, aroused him, saying: Arise in haste. And fell off of him the chains from the hands.

8 Said and the messenger to him: Grid thyself, and bind under the sandals of thee. He did and so. And he says to him: Throw around the mantle of thee, and follow me.

9 And having gone out he followed him, and not knew, that real it is that being done through the messenger, thought but a vision to see.

10 Passing through and first guard and second, they came to the gate the iron that leading into the city, which self–moved opened to them; and having gone out went forward street one, and immediately stood the messenger from him.

11 And the Peter having come in to himself, said: Now I know really, that sent forth Lord the messenger of himself, and delivered me out of hand of Herod, and all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 Considering and he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, that being surnamed Mark, where were many assembled and were praying.

13 Having knocked and him the door of the gateway, came a female servant to listen, by name Rhoda;

14 and knowing the voice of the Peter, from the joy not she opened the gate; having run in and told, to have stood the Peter before the gate.

15 They but to her said: Thou art mad. She but confidently affirmed thus to be.

16 They and said: The messenger of him it is. The but Peter continued knocking; having opened and they saw him, and were amazed.

17 Having waved but to them the hand to be silent, he related to them, how the Lord him led out of the prison. Said and: Report you to James and to the brethren these things. And going out he went into another place.

18 Having become and day, was a stir not small among the soldiers, what then the Peter was become.

19 Herod and having sought him, and not having found, having examined the guards, commanded to be led off; and going down from the Judea into the Caesarea he remained.

20 He was and being enraged with Tyrians and Sidonians; with one mind but was present with him, and having persuaded Blastus, that over the bed–chamber of the king, desired peace; because that to be nourished of them the country from of the king.

21 On a set and day the Herod having put on apparel royal, and having sat down on the throne, made a speech to them.

22 The but people shouted: Of a god voice, and not of a man.

23 Immediately and struck him a messenger of Lord, because not he gave glory to the God; and being eaten of worms, he breathed out.

24 The and word of the God grew and was multiplied.

25 Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, having fulfilled the service, having brought along also John that having been surnamed Mark.