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1 And as they were speaking to the people the priests and the officer of the temple and the Sadducees came upon 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 Being grieved that they taught the people and preached in 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 And they laid hands upon them and put them in hold till the next day: for it was now 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 them who had heard the word believed: and the number of the men was made five thousand. 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their princes and ancients and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem. 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 And Annas the high priest and Caiphas and John and Alexander: and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family.
7 And setting them in the midst, they asked: By what power or by 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, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people and ancients, hear. 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!
9 If we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he hath been made whole: 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 Be it known to you all and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by him, this man standeth here before you, whole. 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 is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
12 Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby 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 Now seeing the constancy of Peter and of John, understanding that they were illiterate and ignorant men, they wondered: and they knew them 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 Seeing the man also who had been healed, standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15 But they commanded them to go aside out of the council: and they conferred among themselves, 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.
16 Saying: What shall we do to these men? For indeed a miracle hath been done by them, known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. It is manifest: 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 that it may be no farther spread among the people, let us threaten them that they speak no more in this name to any man. 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 And calling them, they charged them not to speak at all, nor teach 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 answering, said to them: If it be just, in the sight of God, to hear you rather than God, judge ye. 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 cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 But they, threatening, sent them away, not finding how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified what had been done, in that which had come to pass. 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 above forty years old, in whom that miraculous cure had been wrought. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 And being let go, they came to their own company and related all that the chief priests and ancients 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 Who having heard it, with one accord lifted up their voice to God and said: Lord, thou art he that didst make heaven and earth, the sea and all things that are 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 Who, by the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of our father David, thy servant, hast said: Why did the Gentiles rage: and the people meditate vain 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 stood up: and the princes assembled together against the Lord and his Christ. 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. '
27 For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, 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 what thy hand and thy counsel decreed to be done. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants that with all confidence they may speak thy word, 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 By stretching forth thy hand to cures and signs and wonders, to be done by the name of thy holy Son, Jesus. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
31 And when they had prayed, the place was moved wherein they were assembled: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they spoke the word of God with confidence. 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 And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul. Neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed was his own: but all things were common unto them. 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 did the Apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord: and great grace was in them all. 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 neither was there any one needy among them. For as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the price of the things they 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 it down before the feet of the apostles. And distribution was made to every one, according as he had need. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 And Joseph, who, by the apostles, was surnamed Barnabas (which is, by interpretation, The son of consolation), a Levite, a Cyprian born, 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement),
37 Having land, sold it and brought the price and laid it at the feet of the Apostles. 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.