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1 A man named Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, also sold some land. 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
2 He kept part of the money for himself. Sapphira knew he had kept it. He brought the rest of it and put it down at the apostles' feet. 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 Then Peter said, "Ananias, why did you let Satan fill your heart? He made you lie to the Holy Spirit. You have kept some of the money you received for the 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 Didn't the land belong to you before it was sold? After it was sold, you could have used the money as you wished. What made you think of doing such a thing? You haven't lied to just anyone. You've lied 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 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. All who heard what had happened were filled with fear. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 Some young men came and wrapped up his body. They 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 About three hours later, the wife of Ananias came in. She didn't know what had happened. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 Peter asked her, "Tell me. Is this the price you and Ananias sold the land for?" "Yes," she said. "That's the price." 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 Peter asked her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! You can hear the steps of the men who buried your husband. They are at the door. They will carry you out also." 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 At that very moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in. They saw that Sapphira was dead. So they carried her out and buried her beside 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 The whole church and all who heard about these things were filled with fear. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 The apostles did many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. All the believers used to meet together at 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 No outsider dared to join them. But the people thought highly of them. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 More and more men and women believed in the Lord. They joined the other believers. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 So people brought those who were sick into the streets. They placed them on beds and mats. They hoped that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he walked by. 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 Crowds even gathered from the towns around Jerusalem. They brought their sick. They also brought those who were suffering because of evil spirits. All of them were 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 The high priest and all his companions were Sadducees. They were very jealous of the apostles. 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.
18 So they arrested them 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 came. He opened the prison doors and brought the apostles out. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.
20 "Go! Stand in the temple courtyard," the angel said. "Tell the people all about this new life." 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."
21 Early the next day they did as they had been told. They entered the temple courtyard. There they began to teach the people. The high priest and his companions arrived. They called the Sanhedrin together. The Sanhedrin was a gathering of all the elders of Israel. They sent for the apostles who were in prison. 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 The officers arrived at the prison. But they didn't find the apostles there. So they went back and reported it. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,
23 "We found the prison locked up tight," they said. "The guards were standing at the doors. But when we opened the doors, we didn't find anyone 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 When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this report, they were bewildered. They wondered what would happen next. 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.
25 Then someone came and said, "Look! The men you put in prison are standing in the temple courtyard. They are 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 So the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles back. But they didn't use force. They were afraid the people would kill them by throwing stones at 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 They brought the apostles to be judged by the Sanhedrin. The high priest questioned them. 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.
28 "We gave you clear orders not to teach in Jesus' name," he said. "But you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching. You want to make us guilty of this man's death." 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 Peter and the other apostles replied, "We must obey God instead of people! 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!
30 You had Jesus killed by nailing him to a cross. But the God of our people raised Jesus from the dead. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead--whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.
31 Now Jesus is Prince and Savior. God has proved this by giving him a place of honor at his own right hand. He did it so that he could turn Israel away from their sins and forgive them. 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 We are witnesses of these things. And so is the Holy Spirit. God has given the Spirit 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 When the leaders heard this, they became very angry. They wanted to put the apostles to death. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel stood up in the Sanhedrin. He was a teacher of the law. He was honored by all the people. He ordered the men to be taken outside for a little 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 Then he spoke to the Sanhedrin. "Men of Israel," he said, "think carefully about what you plan to do to these men. 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.
36 Some time ago Theudas appeared. He claimed he was really somebody. About 400 people followed him. But he was killed. All his followers were scattered. So they accomplished 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, Judas from Galilee came along. This was in the days when the Romans made a list of all the people. Judas led a gang of men against the Romans. He too was killed. All his followers 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 So let me give you some advice. Leave these men alone! Let them go! If their plans and actions are only human, they will fail. 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 their plans come from God, you won't be able to stop these men. You will only find yourselves fighting 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 His speech won the leaders over. They called the apostles in and had them whipped. The leaders ordered them not to speak in Jesus' name. Then they let the apostles go. 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 The apostles were full of joy as they left the Sanhedrin. They considered it an honor to suffer shame for the name of Jesus. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
42 Day after day, they kept teaching in the temple courtyards and from house to house. They never stopped telling the good news that Jesus is 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.