While Peter and John were speaking to the peo- ple, Jewish priests, the captain of the soldiers that guarded the Temple, and Sadducees came up to them.
They were upset because the two apostles were teaching the people and were preaching that people will rise from the dead through the power of Jesus.
The Jewish leaders grabbed Peter and John and put them in jail. Since it was already night, they kept them in jail until the next day.
But many of those who had heard Peter and John preach believed the things they said. There were now about five thousand in the group of believers.
The next day the Jewish rulers, the older Jewish leaders, and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander were there, as well as everyone from the high priest's family.