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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 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through 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 to the next day: for it was now 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 them who heard the word, believed; and the number of the men was 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, 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 kindred of the high priest, were assembled at Jerusalem. 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 asked, By what power, or by 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, Ye 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 examined concerning the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made sound. 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 by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you sound. 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 is the stone which was set at naught by you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 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 unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of 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 beholding the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 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 withdraw from the council, they conferred among themselves, 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 a notable miracle hath been done by them [is] manifest to all them that dwell in 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 may spread no further among the people, let us strictly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no 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 they called them, and commanded 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 answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken 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 we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all [men] glorified God for that which was done. 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 was above forty years old on whom this miracle of healing was performed. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
23 And being dismissed, they went 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 when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, who hast made heaven, and 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, by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine 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 stood up, and the rulers were assembled 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 child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were assembled, 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 determined before to be done. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 By stretching forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child 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 was shaken where they were assembled; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they 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 multitude of them that believed were of one heart, and of one soul: neither said any [of them] that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things 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 gave testimony 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 Neither was there any among them that was in want: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices 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 laid [them] down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to every man according as he had need. 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus, 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement),
37 Having land, sold [it], 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.