While Peter and John were addressing the people, the priests, the chief of the Temple police, and some Sadducees came up,
indignant that these upstart apostles were instructing the people and proclaiming that the resurrection from the dead had taken place in Jesus.
They arrested them and threw them in jail until morning, for by now it was late in the evening.
But many of those who listened had already believed the Message - in round numbers about five thousand!
The next day a meeting was called in Jerusalem. The rulers, religious leaders, religion scholars,
Annas the Chief Priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander - everybody who was anybody was there.
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)