Peter's Miraculous Escape From Prison

Peter's miraculous escape from prison

King Herod had put people belonging to the church in prison, intending to persecute them. He had Peter seized and arrested, because he saw when he put James, the brother of John, to death by the sword it pleased the Jews.

This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Seize and Arrest

Peter was arrested during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Herod put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each... King Herod planned to bring him out for a public trial after the Passover.

The Escape

While Peter was sleeping in the prison, an angel came and struck Peter on the head and told him to quickly get dressed and the chains fell off of Peter. The angel told Peter to put a cloak around him and they walked out of the Prison, passing the four guards and walking through the gate.

After this, Peter came to himself and said "Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod's clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating.'