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1 But a man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property. 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
2 However, he kept back part of the proceeds with his wife's knowledge, and brought a portion of it 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 Then Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds from the field? 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 it yours while you possessed it? And after it was sold, wasn't it at your disposal? Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men 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 he heard these words, Ananias dropped dead, and a great fear came on all who heard. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 The young men got up, wrapped [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 There was an interval of about three hours; then his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 "Tell me," Peter asked her, "did you sell the field for this price?" "Yes," she said, "for that price." 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 Then Peter said to her, "Why did you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you 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 Instantly she dropped dead at his feet. When the young men came in, they found her dead, carried her out, and buried her beside 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 Then great fear came on the whole church and on all who heard these things. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 Many signs and wonders were being done among the people through the hands of the apostles. By common consent they would all meet in Solomon's Colonnade. 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 None of the rest dared to join them, but the people praised them highly. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 Believers were added to the Lord in increasing numbers-crowds of both men and women. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 As a result, they would carry the sick out into the streets and lay them on beds and pallets so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on some 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 In addition, a multitude came together from the towns surrounding Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all 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 Then the high priest took action. He and all his colleagues, those who belonged to the party of the Sadducees, 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 So they arrested the apostles and put them in the city jail. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
19 But an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail during the night, 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 and stand in the temple complex, and tell the people all about this life." 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."
21 In obedience to this, they entered the temple complex at daybreak and began to teach. When the high priest and those who were with him arrived, they convened the Sanhedrin-the full Senate of the sons of Israel-and sent [orders] to the jail 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 when the temple police got there, they did not find them in the jail, so 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 jail securely locked, with the guards standing in front of the doors; but when we opened them, 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 As the captain of the temple police and the chief priests heard these things, they were baffled about them, as to what could come of this. 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.
25 Someone came and reported to them, "Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple complex 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 went with the temple police and brought them in without force, because they were afraid the people might 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 When they had brought them in, they had them stand before the Sanhedrin, and the high priest asked, 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.
28 "Didn't we strictly order you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to bring this man's blood on 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 replied, "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 you had murdered 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 exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness 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 We are witnesses of these things, and so 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 they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 A Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law who was respected by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered the men to be taken outside for 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 He said to them, "Men of Israel, be careful about what you're going to do to these men. 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.
36 Not long ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about 400 men rallied to him. He was killed, and all his partisans were dispersed and came to nothing. 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, Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and attracted a following. That man also perished, and all his partisans were scattered. 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 tell you, stay away from these men and leave them alone. For if this plan or this work is 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, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him. 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 they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. 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 Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf 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 in the temple complex, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that the Messiah is Jesus. 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.