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1 But a man named Anani'as with his wife Sapphi'ra sold a piece of property, 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.
2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a 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, "Anani'as, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds 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 unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed 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 Anani'as heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and 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 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." And she said, "Yes, 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 to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Hark, the feet of those that 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 Immediately she fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they 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 And great fear came upon the whole church, and upon all who heard of these things. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 Now many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. 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 join them, but the people held them in high honor. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women, 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as 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 The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with 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 But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sad'ducees, and 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 they arrested the apostles and put them in the common prison. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
19 But at night an angel of the Lord 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 and stand in the temple and speak 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 the temple at daybreak and taught. Now the high priest came and those who were with him and called together the council and all the senate of Israel, and sent to the prison 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 officers came, they did not find them in the prison, and 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 securely locked and the sentries standing at the doors, but when we opened it 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 Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were much perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to. 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 some one came and told them, "The men whom 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 with the officers went and brought them, but without violence, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people. 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 questioned 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, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you 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, "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 Jesus 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 exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give 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 And we are witnesses to 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 But a Pharisee in the council named Gama'li-el, a teacher of the law, held in honor by all the people, stood up and ordered the men to be put outside for a 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 to them, "Men of Israel, take care what you do with these men. 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.
36 For before these days Theu'das arose, giving himself out to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him; but he was slain and all who followed him 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 him Judas the Galilean arose in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him; he also perished, and all who followed him 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 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this undertaking is of men, it will fail; 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 might even be found opposing 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 So they took his advice, and when they had called in the apostles, 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 Then they left 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 did not cease teaching and preaching 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.