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Acts 5:31-41 (New American Standard)

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31 "1He is the one whom God exalted ato His right hand as a b2Prince and a 3Savior, to grant 4repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 "And we are 5witnesses cof these things; and 6so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."

Gamaliel's Counsel

33 But when they heard this, they were 7cut dto the quick and intended to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee named 8Gamaliel, a 9teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in 10the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time. 35 And he said to them, "Men of Israel, take care what you propose to do with these men. 36 "For some time ago Theudas rose up, 11claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. eBut he was killed, and all who ffollowed him were dispersed and came to nothing. 37 "After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of 12the census and drew away some people after him; he too perished, and all those who gfollowed him were scattered. 38 "So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or haction 13is of men, it will be overthrown; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found 14fighting against God." 40 They itook his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they 15flogged them and ordered them not to jspeak in the name of Jesus, and then released them. 41 So they went on their way from the presence of the k16Council, 17rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame 18for His name.
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