Acts 12:20
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English Standard Version
Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, and they came to him with one accord, and having persuaded Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king’s country for food.

King James Bible
And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.

American Standard Version
Now he was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: and they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was fed from the king's country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was angry with the Tyrians and the Sidonians. But they with one accord came to him, and having gained Blastus, who was the king's chamberlain, they desired peace, because their countries were nourished by him.

English Revised Version
Now he was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: and they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was fed from the king's country.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon. But they came with one accord to him, and having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace, because their country was nourished by the king's country.

Weymouth New Testament
Now the people of Tyre and Sidon had incurred Herod's violent displeasure. So they sent a large deputation to wait on him; and having secured the good will of Blastus, his treasurer, they begged the king to be friendly with them again, because their country was dependent on his for its food supply.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Highly displeased (θυμομαχῶν)

Originally, to fight desperately: but as there is no record of any war of Herod with the Tyrians and Sidonians, the word is to be taken in the sense of the A.V. Only here in New Testament.

Chamberlain (τὸν ἐπὶ τοῦ κοιτῶνος)

Lit., the one over the bedchamber.

Acts 12:20 Parallel Commentaries

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was highly displeased. or, bare an hostile mind intending war. Tyre.

Genesis 10:15,19 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth...

Joshua 19:29 And then the coast turns to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turns to Hosah...

Isaiah 23:1-4 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in...

Matthew 11:21,22 Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon...

but.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

Isaiah 27:4,5 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together...

Luke 14:31,32 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first...

the king's chamberlain. Gr. that was over the king's bed-chamber. because.

1 Kings 5:9-11 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats to the place that you shall appoint me...

2 Chronicles 2:10,15 And, behold, I will give to your servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat...

Ezra 3:7 They gave money also to the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, to them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre...

Ezekiel 27:17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your merchants: they traded in your market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil...

Hosea 2:8,9 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal...

Amos 4:6-9 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have you not returned to me...

Haggai 1:8-11 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, said the LORD...

Haggai 2:16,17 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten...

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

Cross References
1 Kings 5:11
while Solomon gave Hiram 20,000 cors of wheat as food for his household, and 20,000 cors of beaten oil. Solomon gave this to Hiram year by year.

Ezra 3:7
So they gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the grant that they had from Cyrus king of Persia.

Ezekiel 27:17
Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm.

Matthew 11:21
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

Acts 12:21
On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an oration to them.

Acts 21:3
When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload its cargo.

Acts 21:7
When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for one day.

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