Herod Was Smitten Because He Didn't Give God the Glory
12:1 Now about that time (41 AD) (Cepheus) Herod the king stretched forth his (two red radius) hands to vex certain of the church.
2 And he killed (Auriga) James the brother of John with the (lunar crescent) sword.
3 And because he (lunar eyeball) saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take (Orion) Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in (red radius iron bar) prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter (Passover) to bring him forth to the (Gemini) people.
5 Peter therefore was kept in (Argo) prison: but (red radius) prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
6 And when (Cepheus) Herod would have brought him forth, the same night (Argo) Peter was sleeping between two Gemini) soldiers, bound with two (red radius iron) chains: and the (Gemini) keepers before the (solar brass) door kept the prison.
7 And, behold, the (solar golden) angel of the Lord came upon him, and a (solar golden) light shined in the prison: and he (red radius) smote (Argo) Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his (red radius) chains fell off from his hands.
8 And the (solar golden) angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy (lunar crescent) sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
10 When they were past the first (Pollux) and the second (Castor) ward, they came unto the iron (lunar crescent) gate that leadeth unto the city; which (lunar crescent) opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the (red radius) hand of (Cepheus) Herod, and from all the expectation of the (Gemini) people of the Jews.
12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.
13 And as (Orion) Peter knocked at the door of the (lunar) gate, a (Auriga) damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.
14 And when she knew Peter's (red radius) voice, she opened not the (lunar) gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how (Orion) Peter stood before the gate.
15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
16 But (Orion) Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the (lunar) door, and saw him, they were astonished.
17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, (red radius) declared unto them how the (solar golden) Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto (Argo) James, and to the (Gemini) brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.
18 Now as soon as it was (sun on red radius horizon) day, there was no small stir among the (Gemini) soldiers, what was become of Peter.
19 And when (Cepheus) Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the (Gemini) keepers, and commanded that they should be (red radius) put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.
20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of (Gemini) 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 (Auriga) Herod, arrayed in (red radius) royal apparel, sat upon his (Auriga) throne, and made an (red radius) oration unto them.
22 And the (Gemini) people gave a shout, saying, It is the (red radius) voice of a god, and not of a man.
23 And immediately the (solar golden) angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of (lunar crescent) worms, and gave up the ghost.
24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
25 And (Gemini) Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them (Argo) John, whose surname was Mark.