Acts 12:19
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English Standard Version
And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.

King James Bible
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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not; having examined the keepers, he commanded they should be put to death; and going down from Judea to Caesarea, he abode there.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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 Judea to Cesarea, and there abode.

Weymouth New Testament
And when Herod had had him searched for and could not find him, after sharply questioning the guards he ordered them away to execution. He then went down from Judaea to Caesarea and remained there.

Acts 12:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Examined (ἀνακρίνας)

See on Luke 23:14; and compare Acts 4:9.

Put to death (ἀπαχθῆναι)

Lit., led away; i.e., to execution. A technical phrase like the Latin ducere. Compare Matthew 27:31.

Abode (διέτριβεν)

Originally, to rub away, or consume; hence, of time, to spend.

Acts 12:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sought for him.

1 Samuel 23:14 And David stayed in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day...

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him...

Jeremiah 36:26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel...

Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise...

he examined.

Acts 12:4,6 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him...

Matthew 28:11-15 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed to the chief priests all the things that were done...

commanded.

Daniel 2:11-13 And it is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is none other that can show it before the king, except the gods...

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth...

John 12:10,11 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death...

he went.

Acts 21:8 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came to Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist...

Acts 25:13 And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to salute Festus.

1 Kings 20:43 And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.

Esther 6:12 And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house mourning, and having his head covered.

Cross References
Matthew 2:1
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,

Acts 8:40
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 12:18
Now when day came, there was no little disturbance among the soldiers over what had become of Peter.

Acts 16:27
When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

Acts 27:42
The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape.

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