1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. 2 Then he killed James a the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during b the Days of Unleavened Bread. 4 So c when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four 1 squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover. 5 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but 2 constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.