With that, Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, let loose: "Rulers and leaders of the people,
if we have been brought to trial today for helping a sick man, put under investigation regarding this healing,
I'll be completely frank with you - we have nothing to hide. By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the One you killed on a cross, the One God raised from the dead, by means of his name this man stands before you healthy and whole.
Jesus is 'the stone you masons threw out, which is now the cornerstone.'
Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)