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1 But a certain man named Ananias, 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 he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it 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 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 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, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have 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 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. 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 arose and wrapped him up, 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 Now it was about three hours later when 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 answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?" 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 Then Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have 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 Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, 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 So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were 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 Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes 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 brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might 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 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they 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 Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, 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 their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
19 But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought 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, stand in the temple and speak 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 that, they entered the temple early in the morning and taught. But the high priest and those with him came and called the council together, with all the elders of the children 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 when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, 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, "Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before 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 the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would 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 So one came and told them, saying, "Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple 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 without 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 when they had brought them, they set them before 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, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood on us!" 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 other apostles answered and said: "We ought 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 murdered by hanging 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 Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give 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 His witnesses to these things, and so also 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 When they heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill them. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 Then one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles 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 And he said to them: "Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do regarding these men. 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.
36 For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were scattered 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 of Galilee rose up in the days of the census, and drew away many people after him. He also perished, and all who obeyed him were dispersed. 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, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; 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 of God, you cannot overthrow it--lest you even be found to fight 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 agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them 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 So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as 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.