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1 However, a man named Ananias, along with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
2 With his wife's knowledge, he withheld some of the proceeds from the sale. He brought the rest and placed it in the care and under the authority of the apostles. 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 Peter asked, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has influenced you to lie to the Holy Spirit by withholding some of the proceeds from the sale of your 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 Wasn't that property yours to keep? After you sold it, wasn't the money yours to do with whatever you wanted? What made you think of such a thing? You haven't lied to other people but to 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 When Ananias heard these words, he dropped dead. Everyone who heard this conversation was terrified. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 Some young men stood up, wrapped up his body, 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 About three hours later, his wife entered, but she didn't know what had happened to her husband. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 Peter asked her, "Tell me, did you and your husband receive this price for the field?" She responded, "Yes, that's the amount." 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 He replied, "How could you scheme with each other to challenge the Lord's Spirit? Look! The feet of those who buried your husband are at the door. They will carry you out too." 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 At that very moment, she dropped dead at his feet. When the young men entered and found her dead, they carried her out and buried her with 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 Trepidation and dread seized the whole church and all who heard what had happened. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. They would come together regularly at 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 No one from outside the church dared to join them, even though the people spoke highly of them. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 Indeed, more and more believers in the Lord, large numbers of both men and women, were added to the church. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 As a result, they would even bring the sick out into the main streets and lay them on cots and mats so that at least Peter's shadow could fall on some of them as he passed by. 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 Even large numbers of persons from towns around Jerusalem would gather, bringing the sick and those harassed by unclean spirits. Everyone was healed. 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 The high priest, together with his allies, the Sadducees, was overcome 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 They seized the apostles and made a public show of putting them in prison. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
19 An angel from the Lord opened the prison doors during the night and led them out. The angel told them, 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.
20 "Go, take your place in the temple, and tell the people everything about this new life." 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."
21 Early in the morning, they went into the temple as they had been told and began to teach. When the high priest and his colleagues gathered, they convened the Jerusalem Council, that is, the full assembly of Israel's elders. They sent word to the prison to have the apostles brought before them. 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 However, the guards didn't find them in the prison. They returned and reported, 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,
23 "We found the prison locked and well-secured, with guards standing at the doors, but when we opened the doors we found no one inside!" 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 When they received this news, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were baffled and wondered what might be happening. 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.
25 Just then, someone arrived and announced, "Look! The people you put in prison are standing in the temple 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 the captain left with his guards and brought the apostles back. They didn't use force because they were afraid the people would stone them. 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 The apostles were brought before the council where the high priest confronted them: 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.
28 "In no uncertain terms, we demanded that you not teach in this name. And look at you! You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching. And you are determined to hold us responsible for this man's death." 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 Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than humans! 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!
30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by 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 God has exalted Jesus to his right side as leader and savior so that he could enable Israel to change its heart and life and to find forgiveness for 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 We are witnesses of such things, as is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who 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 When the council members heard this, they became furious and wanted to kill the apostles. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 One council member, a Pharisee and teacher of the Law named Gamaliel, well-respected by all the people, stood up and ordered that the men be taken outside for a few moments. 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 He said, "Fellow Israelites, consider carefully what you intend to do to these people. 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.
36 Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and some four hundred men joined him. After he was killed, all of his followers scattered, and nothing came of that. 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 Afterward, at the time of the census, Judas the Galilean appeared and got some people to follow him in a revolt. He was killed too, and all his followers scattered far and wide. 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 Here's my recommendation in this case: Distance yourselves from these men. Let them go! If their plan or activity is of human origin, it will end in ruin. 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 If it originates with God, you won't be able to stop them. Instead, you would actually find yourselves fighting God!" The council was convinced by his reasoning. 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 After calling the apostles back, they had them beaten. They ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, then 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 The apostles left the council rejoicing because they had been regarded as worthy to suffer disgrace for the sake of the name. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
42 Every day they continued to teach and proclaim the good news that Jesus is the Christ, both in the temple and in houses. 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.