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1 Now a certain man {named} Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
2 and he kept back for himself [some] of the proceeds, and [his] wife was aware of [it]. And he brought a certain part [and] placed [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, for what [reason] has Satan filled your heart, [that] you lied to the Holy Spirit and kept back for yourself [some] of the proceeds of the piece of land? 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 [When it] remained to you, did it not remain [yours]? And [when it] was sold, was it at your disposal? How [is it] that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to people, 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 [when] Ananias heard these words, he fell down [and] died. And great fear came on all those who heard about [it]. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 So the young men stood up, wrapped him up, and carried [him] out [and] buried [him]. 6 Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
7 And it happened that [there was] an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you [both] were paid this much [for] the piece of land." And she said, "Yes, this 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 So Peter [said] to her, "How [is it] that it was agreed by you [two] to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who buried your husband [are] at the door, and they will carry you 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 immediately she fell down at his feet and died. So [when] the young men came in, they found her dead, and carried [her] out [and] buried [her] with 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 on the whole church and on all who heard about these [things]. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 Now many signs and wonders were being performed among the people through the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. 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 And none of the rest dared to join them, but the people spoke highly of them. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 And even more believers in the Lord were being added, large numbers of both 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 even carried out the sick into the streets and put [them] on cots and mats so that [when] Peter came by, at least [his] shadow would fall on some 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 people of the towns around Jerusalem also came together, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, who were all being 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 Now the high priest rose up and all those [who were] with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), [and] they were filled with jealousy. 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.
18 And they 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 during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison and led them [out] [and] said, 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.
20 "Go and stand in the temple [courts] [and] proclaim 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 [this], they entered at daybreak into the temple [courts] and began teaching. Now [when] the high priest and those with him arrived, they summoned the Sanhedrin--even the whole council of elders 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 But the officers who came did not find them in the prison, and they 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 locked with all security and the guards standing at the doors, but [when we] opened [them], we found no one inside!" 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 Now when both the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed concerning them, [as to] what this might be. 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.
25 But someone came [and] reported to them, "Behold, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple [courts] 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 went with the officers [and] brought them, not with force (for they were afraid of the people, lest they be stoned [by them]). 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 [when they] had brought them, they made [them] stand in the Sanhedrin, and the high priest put a question to them, 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.
28 saying, "{We strictly commanded} you not to teach in this name? And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching! And you are intending 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 and the apostles answered [and] said, "It is necessary to obey God rather than men! 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!
30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed [by] hanging [him] on a tree. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead--whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.
31 This one God has exalted to his right hand [as] Leader and Savior to grant repentance to Israel and forgiveness 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 witnesses of these things, and [so is] the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who 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 Now [when] they heard [this], they were infuriated, and were wanting to execute them. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 But a certain man stood up in the Sanhedrin, a Pharisee {named} Gamaliel, a teacher of the law respected by all the people, [and] gave orders to put the men outside for a short time. 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 he said to them, "Men [and] Israelites, take care for yourselves what you are about to do to these men! 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 saying he was somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined {him}. {He} was executed, and all who followed 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 this man, Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and {caused people to follow him in revolt}. And that one perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 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 tell you, keep away from these men, and leave them alone, because if this plan or this matter is from people, it will be overthrown. 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 is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them, lest you even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him. 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 summoned the apostles, beat [them], commanded [them] not to speak in the name of Jesus, and released [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 So they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin rejoicing, because they had been considered worthy to be dishonored for the sake of the name. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
42 Every day, both in the temple [courts] and from house [to house], they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the good news [that] the Christ [was] Jesus. 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.