Acts 12:23
New International Version
Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.

New Living Translation
Instantly, an angel of the Lord struck Herod with a sickness, because he accepted the people's worship instead of giving the glory to God. So he was consumed with worms and died.

English Standard Version
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.

Berean Study Bible
Immediately, because Herod did not give glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Berean Literal Bible
And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him in return for that he did not give the glory to God. And having been eaten by worms, he breathed his last.

New American Standard Bible
And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Contemporary English Version
At once an angel from the Lord struck him down because he took the honor that belonged to God. Later, Herod was eaten by worms and died.

Good News Translation
At once the angel of the Lord struck Herod down, because he did not give honor to God. He was eaten by worms and died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he became infected with worms and died.

International Standard Version
Immediately the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not give glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.

NET Bible
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck Herod down because he did not give the glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.

New Heart English Bible
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And because he did not give the glory to God, immediately The Angel of THE LORD JEHOVAH struck him and he was infested with worms and he died.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Immediately, an angel from the Lord killed Herod for not giving glory to God. Herod was eaten by maggots, and he died.

New American Standard 1977
And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him because he did not give God the glory, and he expired eaten of worms.

King James 2000 Bible
And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and died.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And forthwith an angel of the Lord struck him, because he had not given the honour to God: and being eaten up by worms, he gave up the ghost.

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately an angel of [the] Lord smote him, because he did not give the glory to God, and he expired, eaten of worms.

English Revised Version
And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten by worms, and died.

Weymouth New Testament
Instantly an angel of the Lord struck him, because he had not given the glory to God, and being eaten up by worms, he died.

World English Bible
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn't give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Young's Literal Translation
and presently there smote him a messenger of the Lord, because he did not give the glory to God, and having been eaten of worms, he expired.
Study Bible
The Death of Herod
22And they began to shout, “This is the voice of a god, not a man!” 23Immediately, because Herod did not give glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. 24But the word of God continued to spread and multiply.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 24:16
But when the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was destroying the people, "Enough, withdraw your hand now!" At that time the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

2 Kings 19:35
And that very night the angel of the LORD went out and struck down 185,000 men in the camp of the Assyrians. When the people got up the next morning, there were all the dead bodies!

Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying,

Acts 12:22
And they began to shout, "This is the voice of a god, not a man!"

Treasury of Scripture

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.

the angel.

Exodus 12:12,23,29
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD…

1 Samuel 25:38
And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.

2 Samuel 24:17
And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.

because.

Acts 10:25,26
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him

Acts 14:14,15
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, …

Exodus 9:17
As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?

and he.

2 Chronicles 21:18,19
And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease…

Job 7:5
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

Job 19:26
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:







Lexicon
Immediately,
Παραχρῆμα (Parachrēma)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3916: Instantly, immediately, on the spot. From para and chrema; at the thing itself, i.e. Instantly.

because
ἀνθ’ (anth’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 473: A primary particle; opposite, i.e. Instead or because of.

[Herod] did not give
ἔδωκεν (edōken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

glory
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

to God,
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

an angel
ἄγγελος (angelos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

of [the] Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

struck
ἐπάταξεν (epataxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3960: To smite, strike (as with a sword), smite to death, afflict. Probably prolongation from paio; to knock.

him {down},
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he was
γενόμενος (genomenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

eaten by worms
σκωληκόβρωτος (skōlēkobrōtos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4662: Eaten by worms. From skolex and a derivative of bibrosko; worm-eaten, i.e. Diseased with maggots.

[and] died.
ἐξέψυξεν (exepsyxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1634: To breathe my last, die, expire. From ek and psucho; to expire.
(23) The angel of the Lord smote him.--The intervention of the angel is obviously regarded by St. Luke as the only adequate explanation at once of the death of the persecutor and of the escape of his victim, and in the former he recognised not only what has been called the irony of history, or an instance of the law of Nemesis, bringing down the haughty in the very hour of their triumph, but a direct chastisement for an act of impiety.

Because he gave not God the glory.--The words probably mean something more than that he did not ascribe to God the praise which was due to Him, and Him only. To "give God the glory" was a phrase always connected with the confession of sin and weakness, as in Joshua 7:19. (See Note on John 9:24.)

He was eaten of worms.--The specific form of the disease is not named by Josephus, and St. Luke's precision in describing it may fairly be regarded as characteristic of his calling. The form of the disease, probably of the nature of phtheiriasis, or the morbus pedicularis, from its exceptionally loathsome character, had always been regarded as of the nature of a divine chastisement. The more memorable instances of it recorded in history are those of Pheretimo of Cyrene (Herod. iv. 205), Sylla, Antiochus the Great (2 Maccabees 9:2), Herod the Great (Jos. Ant. xvii. 8), and Maximinus, among the persecutors of the Church (Euseb. viii. 16; ix. 10, 11; Lactant, De mort. Persecut. c. 33). The death of Agrippa took place A.D. 44, in the seventh year of his reign, and at the age of fifty-three.

Verse 23. - An angel for the angel, A.V. (Acts 5:19, note). 12:20-25 Many heathen princes claimed and received Divine honours, but it was far more horrible impiety in Herod, who knew the word and worship of the living God, to accept such idolatrous honours without rebuking the blasphemy. And such men as Herod, when puffed with pride and vanity, are ripening fast for signal vengeance. God is very jealous for his own honour, and will be glorified upon those whom he is not glorified by. See what vile bodies we carry about with us; they have in them the seeds of their own dissolution, by which they will soon be destroyed, whenever God does but speak the word. We may learn wisdom from the people of Tyre and Sidon, for we have offended the Lord with our sins. We depend on him for life, and breath, and all things; it surely then behoves us to humble ourselves before him, that through the appointed Mediator, who is ever ready to befriend us, we may be reconciled to him, lest wrath come upon us to the utmost.
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