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1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and captain of the temple and the Sadducees 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 being distressed on account of their teaching the people and preaching by Jesus the resurrection from among [the] dead; 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
3 and they laid hands on them, and put them in ward till the morrow; for it was already evening. 3 They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.
4 But many of those who had heard the word believed; and the number of the men had become [about] five thousand. 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
5 And it came to pass on the morrow that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together at Jerusalem, 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of [the] high priestly family; 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family.
7 and having placed them in the midst they inquired, In what power or in what name have *ye* done 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 Peter, filled with [the] Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people and elders [of Israel], 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!
9 if *we* this day are called upon to answer as to the good deed [done] to the infirm man, how *he* has been healed, 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 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazaraean, whom *ye* have crucified, whom God has raised from among [the] dead, by *him* this [man] stands here before you sound [in body]. 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 *He* is the stone which has been set at nought by you the builders, which is become the corner stone. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
12 And salvation is in none other, for neither is there another name under heaven which is given among men by which 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 But seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceiving that they were unlettered and uninstructed men, they wondered; and they recognised them that they were with Jesus. 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 And beholding the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to reply; 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15 but having commanded them to go out of the council they conferred with one another, 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.
16 saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed an evident sign has come to pass through their means is manifest to all that inhabit Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 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 that it be not further spread among the people, let us threaten them severely no longer to speak to any man 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 And having called them, they charged [them] not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answering said to them, If it be righteous before God to listen to you rather than to God, judge ye; 19 But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.
20 for as for us *we* cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard. 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 But they, having further threatened them, let them go, finding no way how they might punish them, on account of the people, because all glorified God for what had taken place; 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 for the man on whom this sign of healing had taken place was above forty years old. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 And having been let go, they came to their own [company], and reported all that the chief priests 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 And they, having heard [it], lifted up [their] voice with one accord to God, and said, Lord, *thou* art the God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is 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 who hast said by the mouth of thy servant David, Why have [the] nations raged haughtily and [the] peoples meditated vain things? 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 were there, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ. 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. '
27 For in truth against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hadst anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with [the] nations, and peoples of Israel, have been gathered together in this city 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 whatever thy hand and thy counsel had determined before should come to pass. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and give to thy bondmen with all boldness to speak thy word, 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 in that thou stretchest out thy hand to heal, and that signs and wonders take place through the name of thy holy servant Jesus. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke the word of God 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 And the heart and soul of the multitude of those that had believed were one, and not one said that anything of what he possessed was his own, but all things were common to them; 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 and with great power did the apostles give witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
34 For neither was there any one in want among them; for as many as were owners of lands or houses, selling them, brought the price of what was sold 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 and laid it at the feet of the apostles; and distribution was made to each according as any one might have need. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 And Joseph, who had been surnamed Barnabas by the apostles (which is, being interpreted, Son of consolation), a Levite, Cyprian by birth, 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement),
37 being possessed of land, having sold [it], brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles. 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.