Then came one and told them, saying
Who this man was, is of no consequence to know; it can hardly be thought that he was one of the number of the disciples, or a member of the church, or a professor of the Christian religion; but rather an enemy, and one that sought his own interest, and to obtain the favour and affection of the chief priests and elders, and therefore very officiously came to them, and reported as follows:
behold, the men whom ye put in prison,
are standing in the temple;
openly and publicly, and without fear;
and teaching the people;
in the name of Jesus, which the sanhedrim had forbid them to do.