Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed,
let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, a whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead.
This Jesus b is "the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.' c12
There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved."
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.
When they saw the man who had been cured standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition.
So they ordered them to leave the council while they discussed the matter with one another.
They said, "What will we do with them? For it is obvious to all who live in Jerusalem that a notable sign has been done through them; we cannot deny it.
But to keep it from spreading further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name."
So they called them and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
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