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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 kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part of it 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 hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost and to keep back part of the price of 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 While it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto 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 gave up the ghost. And great fear came on 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, 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 was about the space of three hours later when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 And Peter said unto her, "Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much?" And she said, "Yea, 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 unto her, "How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried thy husband are at the door and 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 Then she fell down straightway at his feet and yielded up the ghost. And the young men came in and found her dead and, carrying her forth, 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 church and upon as many as 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 wrought 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, no man dared join himself to them, but the people magnified them. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 And more believers were 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 insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow 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 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks and those who were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed, every one. 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 the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth 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 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 that, they entered into the temple early in the morning and taught. But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together with all the senate 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 found them not in the prison, they returned and reported, saying, 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,
23 "The prison truly found we shut with all safety and the keepers standing outside before the doors; but when we had opened them, we found no man within." 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 and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they were in doubt about them as to where this would grow. 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 there came one and told them, saying, "Behold, the men whom ye 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 his 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 not we strictly command you that ye should not teach in this name? And behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine and intend to bring this man's blood upon 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 Then 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 ye slew and hanged 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 hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a 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 of these things, and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath 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 cut to the heart and took counsel to slay them. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 Then there stood up one in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law held in high repute among all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside 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 unto them, "Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do concerning 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, boasting himself to be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were scattered and brought to nought. 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, rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, 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 unto you, refrain from these men and let them alone, for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought; 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 of God, ye cannot overthrow it, lest it may happen ye be found even 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 with him they agreed. And when they had called the apostles back and had 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 And 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 ceased not to teach and preach Jesus 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.