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1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
2 and kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 2 With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet.
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land? 3 Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
4 While it remained, did it not remain thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thy heart? thou has not lied unto men, but unto God. 4 Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God."
5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost: and great fear came upon all that heard it. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 And the young men arose and wrapped him round, and they carried him out and buried him. 6 Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much. And she said, Yea, for so much. 8 Peter asked her, "Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?" "Yes," she said, "that is the price."
9 But Peter [said] unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to try the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them that have buried thy husband are at the door, and they shall carry thee out. 9 Peter said to her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also."
10 And she fell down immediately at his feet, and gave up the ghost: and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her by her husband. 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
11 And great fear came upon the whole church, and upon all that heard these things. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. 12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon's Colonnade.
13 But of the rest durst no man join himself to them: howbeit the people magnified them; 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 and believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of them and women; 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 insomuch that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that, as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some one of them. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.
16 And there also came together the multitudes from the cities round about Jerusalem, bring sick folk, and them that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.
17 But the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy, 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.
18 and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public ward. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
19 But an angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them out, and said, 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.
20 Go ye, and stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this Life. 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."
21 And when they heard [this], they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison-house to have them brought. 21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin--the full assembly of the elders of Israel--and sent to the jail for the apostles.
22 But the officers that came found them not in the prison; and they returned, and told, 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,
23 saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within. 23 "We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside."
24 Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were much perplexed concerning them whereunto this would grow. 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.
25 And there came one and told them, Behold, the men whom ye put in the prison are in the temple standing and teaching the people. 25 Then someone came and said, "Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people."
26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them, [but] without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned. 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.
28 saying, We strictly charged you not to teach in this name: and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. 28 "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood."
29 But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men. 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!
30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead--whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.
31 Him did God exalt with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.
32 And we are witnesses of these things; and [so is] the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
33 But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and minded to slay them. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 But there stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in honor of all the people, and commanded to put the men forth a little while. 34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while.
35 And he said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves as touching these men, what ye are about to do. 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.
36 For before these days rose up Theudas, giving himself out to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and came to nought. 36 Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing.
37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the enrolment, and drew away [some of the] people after him: he also perished; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad. 37 After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered.
38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will be overthrown: 38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.
39 but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."
40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles unto them, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 40 His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41 They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the Name. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
42 And every day, in the temple and at home, they ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus [as] the Christ. 42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.