Peter and John were still speaking to the people when some priests, the officer in charge of the Temple guards, and some Sadducees arrived.
They were annoyed because the two apostles were teaching the people that Jesus had risen from death, which proved that the dead will rise to life.
So they arrested them and put them in jail until the next day, since it was already late.
But many who heard the message believed; and the number grew to about five thousand.
The next day the Jewish leaders, the elders, and the teachers of the Law gathered in Jerusalem.
They met with the High Priest Annas and with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and the others who belonged to the High Priest's family.