Peter and the apostles answered, "It's necessary to obey God rather than men.
The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, the One you killed by hanging him on a cross.
God set him on high at his side, Prince and Savior, to give Israel the gift of a changed life and sins forgiven.
And we are witnesses to these things. The Holy Spirit, whom God gives to those who obey him, corroborates every detail."
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)