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1 But a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
2 and put aside for himself part of the price, [his] wife also being privy to it; and having brought a certain part, laid it at the feet of the apostles. 2 With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet.
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart that thou shouldest lie to the Holy Spirit, and put aside for thyself a part of the price of the estate? 3 Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
4 While it remained did it not remain to *thee*? and sold, was [it not] in thine own power? Why is it that thou hast purposed this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied to men, but to God. 4 Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God."
5 And Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and expired. And great fear came upon all who heard [it]. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 And the young men, rising up, swathed him up for burial, and having carried him out, buried him. 6 Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
7 And it came to pass about three hours afterwards, that his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 And Peter answered her, Tell me if ye gave the estate for so much? And she said, Yes, for so much. 8 Peter asked her, "Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?" "Yes," she said, "that is the price."
9 And Peter said to her, Why [is it] that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of [the] Lord? Lo, the feet of those that have buried thy husband [are] at the door, and they shall carry thee out. 9 Peter said to her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also."
10 And she fell down immediately at his feet and expired. And when the young men came in they found her dead; and, having carried her out, they buried her by her husband. 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
11 And great fear came upon all the assembly, and upon all who heard these things. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders done among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch, 12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon's Colonnade.
13 but of the rest durst no man join them, but the people magnified them; 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 and believers were more than ever added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women;) 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 so that they brought out the sick into the streets and put [them] on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter, when he came, might overshadow some one of them. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.
16 And the multitude also of the cities round about came together to Jerusalem, bringing sick persons and persons beset by unclean spirits, who were all healed. 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.
17 And the high priest rising up, and all they that were with him, which is the sect of the Sadducees, were filled with wrath, 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.
18 and laid hands on the apostles and put them in the public prison. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
19 But an angel of [the] Lord during the night opened the doors of the prison, and leading them out, said, 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.
20 Go ye and stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."
21 And when they heard it, they entered very early into the temple and taught. And when the high priest was come, and they that were with him, they called together the council and all the elderhood of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. 21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin--the full assembly of the elders of Israel--and sent to the jail for the apostles.
22 And when the officers were come, they did not find them in the prison; and returned and reported 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,
23 saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened [them], within we found no one. 23 "We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside."
24 And when they heard these words, both the priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests were in perplexity as to them, what this would come to. 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.
25 And some one coming reported to them, Lo, the men whom ye put in the prison are in the temple, standing and teaching the people. 25 Then someone came and said, "Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people."
26 Then the captain, having gone with the officers, brought them, not with violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned. 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
27 And they bring them and set them in the council. And the high priest asked them, 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.
28 saying, We strictly enjoined you not to teach in this name: and lo, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and purpose to bring upon us the blood of this man. 28 "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood."
29 But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men. 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!
30 The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom *ye* have slain, having hanged on a cross. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead--whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.
31 Him has God exalted by his right hand as leader and saviour, to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.
32 And *we* are [his] witnesses of these things, and the Holy Spirit also, which God has given to those that obey him. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
33 But they, when they heard [these things], were cut to the heart, and took counsel to kill them. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 But a certain [man], a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, held in honour of all the people, rose up in the council, and commanded to put the men out for a short while, 34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while.
35 and said to them, Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves as regards these men what ye are going to do; 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.
36 for before these days Theudas rose up, alleging himself to be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, were joined; who was slain, and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed and came to nothing. 36 Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing.
37 After him rose Judas the Galilean in the days of the census, and drew away [a number of] people after him; and *he* perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad. 37 After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered.
38 And now I say to you, Withdraw from these men and let them alone, for if this counsel or this work have its origin from men, it will be destroyed; 38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.
39 but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."
40 And they listened to his advice; and having called the apostles, they beat them, and enjoined them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them. 40 His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41 They therefore went their way from [the] presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
42 And every day, in the temple and in the houses, they ceased not teaching and announcing the glad tidings that Jesus [was] the Christ. 42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.