19 And when Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led off to execution. And he went down from Judea to aCaesarea and spent time there.
c. The Fate of the Persecutors
20 Now he was furious with the Tyrians and Sidonians. And they came to him with one accord; and having persuaded Blastus, the king's 1chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their country was afed from the king's country.
21 And on an appointed day Herod arrayed himself in royal clothing and sat on the judgment seat; and he delivered a public address to them.
22 And the populace cried out, The voice of a god and not of a man!
23 And instantly an aangel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the bglory to God; and he was eaten by cworms and 1expired.