As they spoke to the people, the Kohanim and the captain of the temple and the Tzedukim came to them,
being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Yeshua the resurrection from the dead.
They laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was now evening.
But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
It happened in the morning, that their rulers, Zakenim, and Sofrim were gathered together in Yerushalayim.
Anan the Kohen Gadol was there, with Kayafa, Yochanan, Alexander, and as many as were relatives of the Kohen Gadol.
When they had stood them in the midst, they inquired, "By what power, or in what name, have you done this?"
Then Kefa, filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, said to them, "You rulers of the people, and Zakenim of Yisra'el,
if we are examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,
be it known to you all, and to all the people of Yisra'el, that in the name of Yeshua the Messiah of Natzeret, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand here before you whole.
He is 'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which was made the head of the corner.'
There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, in which we must be saved!"
Now when they saw the boldness of Kefa and Yochanan, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled. They recognized that they had been with Yeshua.
Seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
saying, "What shall we do to these men? Because indeed a notable miracle has been done through them, as can be plainly seen by all who dwell in Yerushalayim, and we can't deny it.
But so that this spreads no further among the people, let's threaten them, that from now on they don't speak to anyone in this name."
They called them, and charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Yeshua.
But Kefa and Yochanan answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,
for we can't help telling the things which we saw and heard."
They, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for everyone glorified God for that which was done.
For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was performed.
Being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief Kohanim and the Zakenim had said to them.
They, when they heard it, lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, "O Lord, you are God, who made the heaven, the eretz, the sea, and all that is in them;
who by the mouth of your servant, David, said, 'Why do the nations rage, And the peoples plot a vain thing?
The kings of the eretz take a stand, And the rulers take council together, Against the Lord, and against his Messiah.'
For truly, in this city against your holy servant, Yeshua, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Goyim and the people of Yisra'el, were gathered together
to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.
Now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness,
while you stretch forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Servant Yeshua."
When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things common.
With great power, the apostles gave their testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Yeshua. Great grace was on them all.
For neither was there among them any who lacked, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
and laid them at the apostles' feet, and distribution was made to each, according as anyone had need.
Yosi, who by the apostles was surnamed Bar-Nabba (which is, being interpreted, Son of Exhortation), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race,
having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.