Acts 4:1-11 (New International Version)

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Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin

1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard1 and the Sadducees2 came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.3 3 They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail4 until the next day. 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew5 to about five thousand. 5 The next day the rulers,6 elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas,7 John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family. 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: "By what power or what name did you do this?" 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit,8 said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!9 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple10 and are asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,11 whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead,12 that this man stands before you healed. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.a 'b13
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