Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Trebuchet MS
Times New Roman

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew
Times New Roman

Customize your Greek text type
Times New Roman

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible

BLB Searches

Search the Bible

Search KJV

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list

OR Select a range of biblical books



OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'



Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word

Theological FAQs


Multi-Verse Retrieval

Search KJV

Line-By-Line Order:
  Separate Line
  Verse Only
  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Number Delimiters:*
  No Number
  No Delimiter — 15
  Square — [15]
  Curly — {15}
  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
  Abbreviate Books
  Quotes around Verses
  Remove Square Brackets
  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect


Daily Devotionals


The Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans


Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Acts 12 :: King James Version (KJV)

toggle collapse

Tools specific to Act 12:1

Act 12:1

Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

Tools specific to Act 12:2

Act 12:2

And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

Tools specific to Act 12:3

Act 12:3

And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

Tools specific to Act 12:4

Act 12:4

And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

Tools specific to Act 12:5

Act 12:5

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Tools specific to Act 12:6

Act 12:6

And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

Tools specific to Act 12:7

Act 12:7

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Tools specific to Act 12:8

Act 12:8

And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

Tools specific to Act 12:9

Act 12:9

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.

Tools specific to Act 12:10

Act 12:10

When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

Tools specific to Act 12:11

Act 12:11

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 hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Tools specific to Act 12:12

Act 12:12

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.

Tools specific to Act 12:13

Act 12:13

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

Tools specific to Act 12:14

Act 12:14

And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

Tools specific to Act 12:15

Act 12:15

And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

Tools specific to Act 12:16

Act 12:16

But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

Tools specific to Act 12:17

Act 12:17

But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

Tools specific to Act 12:18

Act 12:18

Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

Tools specific to Act 12:19

Act 12:19

And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

Tools specific to Act 12:20

Act 12:20

And Herod was highly displeased with them of 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.

Tools specific to Act 12:21

Act 12:21

And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

Tools specific to Act 12:22

Act 12:22

And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

Tools specific to Act 12:23

Act 12:23

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.

Tools specific to Act 12:24

Act 12:24

But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Tools specific to Act 12:25

Act 12:25

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.
decorationGo to Top of Pagedecoration

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.

Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV

Search a pre-defined list

OR Select a range of biblical books



OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
KJV - King James Version NKJV - New King James Version NLT - New Living Translation NIV - New International Version ESV - English Standard Version HCSB - Holman Christian Standard Bible NASB - New American Standard Bible NET - New English Translation RSV - Revised Standard Version ASV - American Standard Version YLT - Young's Literal Translation DBY - Darby Translation WEB - Webster's Bible HNV - Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 - Reina-Valera 1960VUL - Latin VulgatemGNT - Morphological Greek New TestamentTR - Textus Receptus
Go to Top There is no Go To Top button on mobile devices and tablets
Link to This PageCite This Page

Cite this page

MLA format

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format
Chicago format
Share this pageFollow the BLB

Share this page using one of these tools:




Or email this page to a friend:

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:



Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
Line-By-Line Order:
  Separate Line
  Verse Only
  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Number Delimiters:*
  No Number
  No Delimiter — 15
  Square — [15]
  Curly — {15}
  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
  Abbreviate Books
  Quotes around Verses
  Remove Square Brackets
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'



Blue Letter Bible



Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username




Why won't my login from the old site work?

Did you forget your password?

Register a new BLB account

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name


[ Cancel ]


Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username


Return to Login

Close Login
Psalm 138:2


Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines


Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions





Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad


BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools


Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan


Video Tutorials


Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

Sponsorship Information

General Questions


Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries


About the BLB

Statement of Faith




Ministry FAQs


Donation Information

Contact the BLB

BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters



Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2015 Blue Letter Bible