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."
But when they heard this, they were 14cuthto the quick and intended to kill them.
But a Phariseenamed15Gamaliel, a 16teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in 17the Council and gaveorders to put the menoutside for a shorttime.
And he said to them, "Men of Israel, takecarewhat you propose to do with thesemen.
"For sometimeagoTheudasrose up, 18claiming to be somebody, and a group of aboutfourhundredmenjoined up with him. iBut he was killed, and allwhojfollowed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
37"Afterthisman, Judas of Galileerose up in the days of 19the census and drewaway some peopleafter him; he tooperished, and all those whokfollowed him were scattered.