New Living Translation
Instantly, an angel of the Lord struck Herod with a sickness, because he accepted the people's worship instead of giving the glory to God. So he was consumed with worms and died.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he did not give the glory to God, and he expired, eaten of worms.
World English Bible
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn't give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
Young's Literal Translation
and presently there smote him a messenger of the Lord, because he did not give the glory to God, and having been eaten of worms, he expired.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:23 And immediately - God does not delay to vindicate his injured honour; an angel of the Lord smote him - Of this other historians say nothing: so wide a difference there is between Divine and human history! An angel of the Lord brought out Peter; an angel smote Herod. Men did not see the instruments in either case. These were only known to the people of God. Because he gave not glory to God - He willingly received it to himself, and by this sacrilege filled up the measure of his iniquities. So then vengeance tarried not. And he was eaten by worms, or vermin - How changed! And on the fifth day expired in exquisite torture. Such was the event! The persecutor perished, and the Gospel grew and multiplied.
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Angel's Touch
The Catholic Epistles.
The Peter of History and the Peter of Fiction.
2 Samuel 24:16
But as the angel was preparing to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD relented and said to the death angel, "Stop! That is enough!" At that moment the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
2 Kings 19:35
That night the angel of the LORD went out to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.
But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them,
The people gave him a great ovation, shouting, "It's the voice of a god, not of a man!"
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