12Andby the hands of the apostlesweremanysignsandwonderswroughtamong the people; (and they wereall with one accordinSolomon'sporch.13And of the restdurst no man join himself to them:but the peoplemagnifiedthem.14Andbelieverswere the moreadded to the Lord,multitudesboth of menand women.)
15Insomuch that they brought forth the sickintoa the streets,andlaid them onbedsandcouches,that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadowsome of them.16Therecamealso a multitude out of the cities round aboutuntoJerusalem,bringingsick folks, and them which were vexedwithuncleanspirits: and they were healed every one.17Then the high priest rose up , and all they that were withhim, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,b18Andlaidtheirhandson the apostles,andputthemin the commonprison.19But the angel of the Lordbynightopened the prisondoors,andbroughtthemforth , and said ,
20Go , standandspeakin the temple to the peopleall the words of thislife.21And when they heard that, they enteredinto the temple early in the morning , andtaught . But the high priestcame , and they that were withhim, and called the counciltogether , andall the senate of the children of Israel,andsentto the prison to havethembrought .
22But when the officerscame , and foundthemnotin the prison, they returned , andtold ,
23Saying , The prisontruly found weshutwithallsafety,and the keepersstandingwithoutbefore the doors:but when we had opened , we found no manwithin.24Nowwhenthe high priestand the captain of the templeand the chief priestsheardthesethings, they doubtedofthemwhereuntothis would grow .
Then cameoneandtoldthem,saying , Behold , the menwhom ye putinprisonarestandingin the temple,andteaching the people.26Thenwent the captainwith the officers, and broughtthemwithoutviolence:for they feared the people,lest they should have been stoned .
27And when they had broughtthem, they set them before the council:and the high priestaskedthem,28Saying , Didnot we straitlycommandyou that ye shouldnotteachinthisname?and,behold , ye have filledJerusalem with yourdoctrine,andintend to bringthisman'sblooduponus.29ThenPeterand the other apostlesanswered and said , We ought to obeyGodratherthanmen.30
The God of ourfathers raised upJesus,whomyeslew and hangedon a tree.31Him hath Godexalted with his right hand to be a Princeand a Saviour, for to giverepentance to Israel,andforgiveness of sins.32Andwearehiswitnesses of thesethings;and so is also the HolyGhost,whomGod hath given to them that obeyhim.33When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slaythem.34Then stood there uponein the council, a Pharisee,namedGamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostlesfortha little space;35Andsaiduntothem, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselveswhat ye intend to do as touchingthesemen.36Forbeforethesedays rose upTheudas,boastinghimself to besomebody; to whom a number of men,about four hundred, joined themselves : who was slain ; andall, as many asobeyedchim, were scattered , andbroughttonought.37After this man rose upJudas of Galileein the days of the taxing,and drew awaymuchpeopleafterhim: he alsoperished ; andall, even as many asobeyeddhim, were dispersed .
38Andnow I say unto you,Refrainfromthesemen,andletthemalone : forifthiscounselorthisworkbeofmen, it will come to nought :
39Butif it beofGod, ye cannotoverthrowit; lest haply ye be foundeven to fight against God.40And to him they agreed : and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they shouldnotspeakin the name of Jesus,andletthemgo .
41And they departedfrom the presence of the council,rejoicingthat they were counted worthy to suffer shameforhisname.42Anddailyin the temple,and in everyhouse, they ceasednot to teachandpreachJesusChrist.