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1 Kefa and Yochanan were still speaking to the people when the cohanim, the captain in charge of the Temple police, and the Tz'dukim came upon them, 1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.
2 very annoyed that they were teaching the people the doctrine of resurrection from the dead and offering Yeshua as proof. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
3 The Temple police arrested them; and since it was already evening, they put them in custody overnight. 3 They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.
4 However, many of those who heard the message trusted; the number of men alone was about five thousand. 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
5 The next day, the people's rulers, elders and Torah-teachers assembled in Yerushalayim, 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 along with 'Anan the cohen hagadol, Kayafa, Yochanan, Alexander and the other men from the family of the cohen hagadol. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family.
7 They had the emissaries stand before them and asked, "By what power or in what name did you do this?" 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: "By what power or what name did you do this?"
8 Then Kefa, filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, said to them, "Rulers and elders of the people! 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!
9 If we are being examined today about a good deed done for a disabled person, if you want to know how he was restored to health, 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed,
10 then let it be known to you and to all the people of Isra'el that it is in the name of the Messiah, Yeshua from Natzeret, whom you had executed on a stake as a criminal but whom God has raised from the dead, that this man stands before you perfectly healed. 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
11 "This Yeshua is the stone rejected by you builders which has become the cornerstone. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
12 There is salvation in no one else! For there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!" 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
13 When they saw how bold Kefa and Yochanan were, even though they were untrained 'am-ha'aretz, they were amazed; also they recognized them as having been with Yeshua. 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
14 Moreover, since they could see the man who had been healed standing right there beside them, there was nothing they could say to discredit the healing. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15 So they told them to step away from the Sanhedrin while they discussed the matter privately. 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.
16 "What can we do with these men?" they asked each other. "Why, anyone in Yerushalayim can see that a remarkable miracle has come about through them - we can't possibly deny that. 16 "What are we going to do with these men?" they asked. "Everybody living in Jerusalem knows they have done an outstanding miracle, and we cannot deny it.
17 But to prevent it from spreading any further among the people, let's warn them not to speak any more to anyone in this name." 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn these men to speak no longer to anyone in this name."
18 So they called them in again and ordered them under no circumstances to speak or teach in the name of Yeshua. 18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19 But Kefa and Yochanan answered, "You must judge whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than God. 19 But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.
20 As for us, we can't help talking about what we have actually seen and heard." 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 They threatened them some more but finally let them go - they couldn't punish them because of the people, for everyone was praising God over what had happened, 21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.
22 since the man who had been miraculously healed was more than forty years old. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 Upon being released, they went back to their friends and reported what the head cohanim and elders had said to them. 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
24 When they heard it, they raised their voices to God with singleness of heart. "Master," they prayed, "You made heaven, earth, the sea and everything in them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.
25 By the Ruach HaKodesh, through the mouth of our father David, your servant, you said, 'Why did the nations rage and the peoples devise useless plans? 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: " 'Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth took their stand; and the rulers assembled together against ADONAI and against his Messiah.' 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. '
27 "This has come true in this city, since Herod and Pontius Pilate, with Goyim and the peoples of Isra'el, all assembled against your holy servant Yeshua, whom you made Messiah, 27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.
28 to do what your power and plan had already determined beforehand should happen. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 "So now, Lord, take note of their threats; and enable your slaves to speak your message with boldness! 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 Stretch out your hand to heal and to do signs and miracles through the name of your holy servant Yeshua!" 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
31 While they were still praying, the place where they were gathered was shaken. They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, and they spoke God's message with boldness. 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
32 All the many believers were one in heart and soul, and no one claimed any of his possessions for himself, but everyone shared everything he had. 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.
33 With great power the emissaries continued testifying to the resurrection of the Lord Yeshua, and they were all held in high regard. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
34 No one among them was poor, since those who owned lands or houses sold them and turned over the proceeds 34 There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales
35 to the emissaries to distribute to each according to his need. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 Thus Yosef, whom the emissaries called Bar-Nabba (which means "the Exhorter"), a Levi and a native of Cyprus, 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement),
37 sold a field which belonged to him and brought the money to the emissaries. 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.