New International Version
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them.
King James Bible
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
Darby Bible Translation
At that time Herod the king laid his hands on some of those of the assembly to do them hurt,
World English Bible
Now about that time, King Herod stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
Young's Literal Translation
And about that time, Herod the king put forth his hands, to do evil to certain of those of the assembly,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Herod the king - This was Herod Agrippa, the son of Aristobulus, and grandson of Herod the Great; he was nephew to Herod Antipas, who beheaded John they Baptist, and brother to Herodias. He was made king by the Emperor Caligula, and was put in possession of all the territories formerly held by his uncle Philip and by Lysanias; viz. Iturea, Trachonitis, Abilene, with Gaulonitis, Batanaea, and Penias. To these the Emperor Claudius afterwards added Judea and Samaria; which were nearly all the dominions possessed by his grandfather, Herod the Great. See Luke 3:1; see also an account of the Herod family, in the note on Matthew 2:1 (note).
To vex certain of the Church - That is, to destroy its chief ornaments and supports.
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