But the highpriestrose up, along with all his associates (that is 1the sect of 2the Sadducees ), and they were filled with jealousy.
They laidhands on the apostles and 3put them in a publicjail.
But during the night4an angel of the Lordopened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,
20"Go, stand and cspeak to the people in the templed5the wholemessage of thisLife."
Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple6aboutdaybreak and began to teach. Now when 7the highpriest and his associatescame, they called8the eCounciltogether, evenall the Senate of the sons of Israel, and sent orders to the prisonhouse for them to be brought.
But 9the officers who came did not find them in the prison; and they returned and reported back,
23saying, "We found the prisonhouselockedquitesecurely and the guardsstanding at the doors; but when we had opened up, we foundnooneinside."
24Nowwhen10the captain of the temple guard and the chiefpriestsheardthesewords, they were greatlyperplexedabout them as to whatfwould come of this.
But someonecame and reported to them, "The menwhom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!"
26Then11the captainwentalong with 12the officers and proceeded to bring them back withoutviolence (for 13they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned ).