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1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the 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 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from 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 arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, 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 came to about five thousand. 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
5 On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who 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 when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, "By what power or by 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 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!
9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man 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 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead--by him this man is standing before you well. 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 Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven 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 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been 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 But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15 But when they had commanded them to leave 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 with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of 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 in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no 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 and charged them not to speak or teach at all 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 answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, 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 we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard." 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for 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 For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the 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 when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and 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 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit, "'Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? 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 set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed'-- 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. '
27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 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 your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your 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 gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak 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 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 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 the apostles were giving their testimony to 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 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds 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 apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement),
37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet. 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.