Acts 5:16-26 (New American Standard)

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16 Also the apeople from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together, bringing people who were sick bor afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed.

Imprisonment and Release

17 But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is 1the sect of 2the Sadducees ), and they were filled with jealousy. 18 They laid hands on the apostles and 3put them in a public jail. 19 But during the night 4an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, 20 "Go, stand and cspeak to the people in the temple d5the whole message of this Life." 21 Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple 6about daybreak and began to teach. Now when 7the high priest and his associates came, they called 8the eCouncil together, even all the Senate of the sons of Israel, and sent orders to the prison house for them to be brought. 22 But 9the officers who came did not find them in the prison; and they returned and reported back, 23 saying, "We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside." 24 Now when 10the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what fwould come of this. 25 But someone came and reported to them, "The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!" 26 Then 11the captain went along with 12the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for 13they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned ).
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