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1 And [while] they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees approached 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 laid hands on them and put [them] in custody until the next day, because 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 listened to the message believed, and the number of the men was approximately five thousand. 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
5 And it happened that on the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes came together in 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 all those who were from the high priest's 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 they made them stand in [their] midst [and] began to ask, "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 sick man--by what [means] this man was 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 the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead--by him this man stands before you healthy! 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 one is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that 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 that is given among people 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 understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were astonished, and recognized them, 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 And [because they] saw the man who had been healed standing there with them, they had nothing to say in return. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15 But [after they] had ordered them to go outside the Sanhedrin, they began to confer with one another, 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.
16 saying, "What should we do with these men? For that a remarkable sign has taken place through them [is] evident to all those who live [in] Jerusalem, and we are not able to 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 not spread much [further] among the people, let us warn them to speak no more in this name {to anyone at all}." 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 they called them [back] [and] commanded [them] not to speak or to 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 [and] said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than God, you decide! 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 are not able to refrain from speaking about [the things] that we have seen and heard." 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 So [after] threatening [them] further, they released them, finding no way to punish them on account of the people, because they were all 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 had been performed was more [than] forty years [old]. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 And [when they] were released, they went to their own [people] and reported all that 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 with one mind to God and said, "Master, you [are] the one who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things 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 the one who said by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of our father David, your servant, 'Why do the nations rage, and the peoples conspire 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 stood opposed, and the rulers assembled together at the same [place], 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 both Herod and Pontius Pilate, together with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, assembled together in this city against your holy servant Jesus whom you anointed, 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 all that your hand and plan had predestined to take place. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 And now, Lord, concern yourself with their threats and grant your slaves to speak your message with all boldness, 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 [as] you extend 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 was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began 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 group of those who believed were one heart and soul, and no one said anything of what belonged to him was his own, but all [things] were theirs 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 testimony [to] the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on 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 there was not even anyone needy among them, because all those who were owners of plots of land or houses were selling [them] [and] bringing the proceeds of the things that were 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 placing [them] at the feet of the apostles. And it was being distributed to each as anyone had need. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 So Joseph, who was called Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated "son of encouragement"), a Levite of Cyprus by nationality, 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 placed [it] at the feet of the apostles. 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.