New Living Translation
About that time King Herod Agrippa began to persecute some believers in the church.
King James Bible
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
Darby Bible Translation
At that time Herod the king laid his hands on some of those of the assembly to do them hurt,
World English Bible
Now about that time, King Herod stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
Young's Literal Translation
And about that time, Herod the king put forth his hands, to do evil to certain of those of the assembly,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:1 About that time - So wisely did God mix rest and persecution in due time and measure succeeding each other. Herod - Agrippa; the latter was his Roman, the former his Syrian name. He was the grandson of Herod the Great, nephew to Herod Antipas, who beheaded John the Baptist; brother to Herodias, and father to that Agrippa before whom St. Paul afterward made his defence. Caligula made him king of the tetrarchy of his uncle Philip, to which he afterward added the territories of Antipas. Claudius made him also king of Judea, and added thereto the dominions of Lysanias.
A damsel ... named Rhoda.'--ACTS xii 13. 'Rhoda' means 'a rose,' and this rose has kept its bloom for eighteen hundred years, and is still sweet and fragrant! What a lottery undying fame is! Men will give their lives to earn it; and this servant-girl got it by one little act, and never knew that she had it, and I suppose she does not know to-day that, everywhere throughout the whole world where the Gospel is preached, 'this that she hath done is spoken of as a memorial to her.' Is the love of …
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The wicked will not rule the land of the godly, for then the godly might be tempted to do wrong.
When Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, heard about Jesus,
For Herod had arrested and imprisoned John as a favor to his wife Herodias (the former wife of Herod's brother Philip).
But at a birthday party for Herod, Herodias's daughter performed a dance that greatly pleased him,
This they did, entrusting their gifts to Barnabas and Saul to take to the elders of the church in Jerusalem.
He had the apostle James (John's brother) killed with a sword.
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