New Living Translation
He had the apostle James (John's brother) killed with a sword.
King James Bible
And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
Darby Bible Translation
and slew James, the brother of John, with the sword.
World English Bible
He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
Young's Literal Translation
and he killed James, the brother of John, with the sword,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:2 James the brother of John - So one of the brothers went to God the first, the other the last of the apostles.
A damsel ... named Rhoda.'--ACTS xii 13. 'Rhoda' means 'a rose,' and this rose has kept its bloom for eighteen hundred years, and is still sweet and fragrant! What a lottery undying fame is! Men will give their lives to earn it; and this servant-girl got it by one little act, and never knew that she had it, and I suppose she does not know to-day that, everywhere throughout the whole world where the Gospel is preached, 'this that she hath done is spoken of as a memorial to her.' Is the love of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Angel's Touch
The Catholic Epistles.
The Peter of History and the Peter of Fiction.
A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too.
Jesus told them, "You will indeed drink from my bitter cup. But I have no right to say who will sit on my right or my left. My Father has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen."
"Oh yes," they replied, "we are able!" Then Jesus told them, "You will indeed drink from my bitter cup and be baptized with my baptism of suffering.
About that time King Herod Agrippa began to persecute some believers in the church.
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