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1 Now about that time 1Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
9 And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing aa vision.
10 When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which aopened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
13 When he knocked at the door of the gate, aa servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.
14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, abecause of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, “It is ahis angel.”
17 But amotioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to 1bJames and cthe brethren.” Then he left and went to another place.
18 Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to 1what could have become of Peter.
19 When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they abe led away to execution. Then he went down from Judea to bCaesarea and was spending time there.
20 Now he was very angry with the people of aTyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because btheir country was fed by the king’s country.
21 On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the 1rostrum and began delivering an address to them.
24 But athe word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.
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