And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death…
I. WHEREFORE HAS IT FOUND A PLACE IN THE ACTS? Not as if it had been a punishment for the murder of James, but also because political events are not matters of indifference to Christianity.
II. WHAT ARE WE TO LEARN FROM IT? That the commonweal can prosper, not by flattery and yielding to the lusts and passions of men, but only when we are free from both, looking to the eternal and unchangeable will of God.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.