Bible: Acts 12:5-11

12:5 So Peter was kept in prison, but those in the church were earnestly 1  praying to God for him. 2  12:6 On that very night before Herod was going to bring him out for trial, 3  Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, while 4  guards in front of the door were keeping watch 5  over the prison. 12:7 Suddenly 6  an angel of the Lord 7  appeared, and a light shone in the prison cell. He struck 8  Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly!” And the chains fell off Peter’s 9  wrists. 10  12:8 The angel said to him, “Fasten your belt 11  and put on your sandals.” Peter 12  did so. Then the angel 13  said to him, “Put on your cloak 14  and follow me.” 12:9 Peter 15  went out 16  and followed him; 17  he did not realize that what was happening through the angel was real, 18  but thought he was seeing a vision. 12:10 After they had passed the first and second guards, 19  they came to the iron 20  gate leading into the city. It 21  opened for them by itself, 22  and they went outside and walked down one narrow street, 23  when at once the angel left him. 12:11 When 24  Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued 25  me from the hand 26  of Herod 27  and from everything the Jewish people 28  were expecting to happen.”

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