Now Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon;
but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus
the king’s personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because
their country was supplied with food by the king’s country.
So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne
and gave an oration to them. And the people kept shouting,
“The voice of a god and not of a man”.
Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did
not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.
But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Thus says the LORD;
“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Let not the rich man glory in his riches, But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising loving kindness,
judgment and righteousness in the earth, For in these I delight,” says the Lord.