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And because he saw it pleased ° the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. ° (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:3 pleased the Jews. For a time the Christians had been in favor with the Jews (Acts 9:31). This seems to have changed after Gentiles were admitted into their company. Herod wanted to curry favor with the Jews, so he intended to execute their leader after the festival week was finished.

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