When they had brought them, they stood them abefore1the Council. The highpriestquestioned them,
28saying, "We gave you 2strictorders not to continue teaching in thisname, and byet, you have filledJerusalem with your teaching and 3intend to bringthisman'sblood upon us."
But Peter and the apostlesanswered, "4We mustobeyGodratherthanmen.
"5The God of our fathers6raised up Jesus, cwhom you had 7put to death by hanging Him on a dcross.
"8He is the one whom Godexaltedeto His righthand as a f9Prince and a 10Savior, to grant11repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
"And we are 12witnessesgof thesethings; and 13so is the HolySpirit, whomGod has given to those who obey Him."