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Acts 5:18-28 (New American Standard)

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18 They laid hands on the apostles and 1put them in a public jail. 19 But during the night 2an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, 20 "Go, stand and aspeak to the people in the temple b3the whole message of this Life." 21 Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple 4about daybreak and began to teach. Now when 5the high priest and his associates came, they called 6the cCouncil together, even all the Senate of the sons of Israel, and sent orders to the prison house for them to be brought. 22 But 7the 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 8the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what dwould 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 9the captain went along with 10the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for 11they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned ). 27 When they had brought them, they stood them ebefore 12the Council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, "We gave you 13strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and fyet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and 14intend to bring this man's blood upon us."
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