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1 Now as they were speaking to the people, the priests, the commander of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them, 1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.
2 because they were provoked that they were teaching the people and proclaiming in the person of Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
3 So they seized them and put them in custody until the next day, since it was already evening. 3 They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.
4 But many of those who heard the message believed, and the number of the men came to about 5,000. 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
5 The next day, their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John and Alexander, and all the members of the high-priestly family. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family.
7 After they had Peter and John stand before them, they asked the question: "By what power or in what name have you done this?" 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: "By what power or what name did you do this?"
8 Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders: 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!
9 If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a disabled man-by what means he was healed- 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed,
10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene-whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead-by Him this man is standing here before you healthy. 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
11 This [Jesus] is The stone despised by you builders, who has become the cornerstone. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved." 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
13 When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and knew that they had been with Jesus. 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
14 And since they saw the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in response. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15 After they had ordered them to leave the Sanhedrin, they conferred among themselves, 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.
16 saying, "What should we do with these men? For an obvious sign, evident to all who live in Jerusalem, has been done through them, and we cannot deny it! 16 "What are we going to do with these men?" they asked. "Everybody living in Jerusalem knows they have done an outstanding miracle, and we cannot deny it.
17 But so this does not spread any further among the people, let's threaten them against speaking to anyone in this name again." 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn these men to speak no longer to anyone in this name."
18 So they called for them and ordered them not to preach or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it's right in the sight of God [for us] to listen to you rather than to God, you decide; 19 But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.
20 for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard." 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 After threatening them further, they released them. They found no way to punish them, because the people were all giving glory to God over what had been done; 21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.
22 for the man was over 40 years old on whom this sign of healing had been performed. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 After they were released, they went to their own fellowship and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
24 When they heard this, they raised their voices to God unanimously and said, "Master, You are the One who made the heaven, the earth, and the sea, and everything in them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.
25 You said through the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David Your servant: Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot futile things? 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: " 'Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers assembled together against the Lord and against His Messiah. 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. '
27 "For, in fact, in this city both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, assembled together against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, 27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.
28 to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 And now, Lord, consider their threats, and grant that Your slaves may speak Your message with complete boldness, 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 while You stretch out Your hand for healing, signs, and wonders to be performed through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus." 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
31 When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak God's message with boldness. 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common. 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.
33 And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on all of them. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
34 For there was not a needy person among them, because all those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 34 There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales
35 and laid them at the apostles' feet. This was then distributed to each person as anyone had a need. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 Joseph, a Levite and a Cypriot by birth, whom the apostles named Barnabas, which is translated Son of Encouragement, 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement),
37 sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.