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1 While they were saying this to the people, the Priests, the Commander of the Temple Guard, 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 highly incensed at their teaching the people and proclaiming in the case of Jesus the Resurrection from among the dead. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
3 They arrested the two Apostles and lodged them in custody till the next day; for 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 had listened to their preaching believed; and the number of the adult men had now grown to be 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 a meeting was held in Jerusalem of their Rulers, Elders, and Scribes, 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 with Annas the High Priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and the other 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 So they made the Apostles stand in the centre, and demanded of them, "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 he replied, "Rulers and Elders of the people, 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!
9 if we to-day are under examination concerning the benefit conferred on a man helplessly lame, as to how this man has been cured; 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 through the name of Jesus the Anointed, the Nazarene, whom *you* crucified, but whom *God* has raised from among the dead-- through that name this man stands here before you in perfect health. 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 treated with contempt by you the builders, but it has been made the Cornerstone. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
12 And in no other is the great salvation to be found; for, in fact, there is no second name under Heaven that has been given among men through which we are to 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 As they looked on Peter and John so fearlessly outspoken--and also discovered that they were illiterate persons, untrained in the schools--they were surprised; and now they recognized them as having 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 seeing the man standing with them--the man who had been cured--they had no reply to make. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin while they conferred among themselves. 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.
16 "What are we to do with these men?" they asked one another; for the fact that a remarkable miracle has been performed by them is well known to every one in Jerusalem, 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 to prevent the matter spreading any further among the people, let us stop them by threats from speaking in the future in this name to any one whatever." 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 recalled the Apostles, and ordered them altogether to give up speaking or teaching 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 replied, "Judge whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you instead of listening to God. 19 But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.
20 As for us, what we have seen and heard we cannot help speaking about." 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 The Court added further threats and then let them go, being quite unable to find any way of punishing them on account of the people, because all gave God the glory for the thing that had happened. 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 forty years of age on whom this miracle of restoration to health had been performed. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 After their release the two Apostles went to their friends, and told them all that the High Priests and Elders had said. 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 And they, upon hearing the story, all lifted up their voices to God and said, "O Sovereign Lord, it is Thou who didst make Heaven and earth and sea, and all that is 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 and didst say through the Holy Spirit by the lips of our forefather David Thy servant, "`Why have the nations stamped and raged, and the peoples formed futile plans? 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 came near, and the rulers assembled together against the Lord and against His Anointed.'" 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. '
27 "They did indeed assemble in this city in hostility to Thy holy Servant Jesus whom Thou hadst anointed--Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and also the tribes 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 all that Thy power and Thy will had predetermined should be done. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 And now, Lord, listen to their threats, and enable Thy servants to proclaim Thy Message with fearless courage, 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 whilst Thou stretchest out Thine arm to cure men, and to give signs and marvels through the name of Thy 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 in which they were assembled shook, and they were, one and all, filled with the Holy Spirit, and proceeded to tell 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 Among all those who had embraced the faith there was but one heart and soul, so that none of them claimed any of his possessions as his own, but everything they had was common property; 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 while the Apostles with great force of conviction delivered their testimony as to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; and great grace was upon 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 And, in fact, there was not a needy man among them, for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the money which they realised, 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 gave it to the Apostles, and distribution was made to every one according to his wants. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 In this way Joseph, whom the Apostles gave the name of Bar-nabas--signifying `Son of Encouragement' --a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement),
37 sold a farm which he had, and brought the money and gave it to the Apostles. 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.