20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon;(A) they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s country for their food supply.(B)

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20 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.

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Herod’s Violent Death

20 Now Herod had been very angry with the people of (A)Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus [a]the king’s personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because (B)their country was [b]supplied with food by the king’s country.

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  1. Acts 12:20 who was in charge of the king’s bedchamber
  2. Acts 12:20 Lit. nourished

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