Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 12:20-24] Herod’s Death

Arundel, Christ before Pilate and Herod, c. 1310

Herod’s Death Acts 12:20-24 Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 12:6-19] Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison

Hendrick Terbrugghen, The Liberation of Saint Peter

Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison Acts 12:6-19 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side … Read more

Archaic and Outdated Words in The King James Bible (KJV)

1631 Holy Bible, Robert Barker -John Bill, London. King James Version

I’ve previously discussed the difficulty in reading the KJV and the issue of outdated languages, however, I was recently having a discussion about such archaic words and I thought it would be nice to have a list of such words, where they occurred in scripture, and what they meant in modern English. I was lucky … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 12:1-5] James Executed and Peter Imprisoned

Strobel, Beheading of Saint James the Greater

James Executed and Peter Imprisoned Acts 12:1-5 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to … Read more