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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 aware of 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 has Satan filled your 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 you kept it, didn't it remain your own? After it was sold, wasn't it in your power? How is it that you have conceived this thing in your heart? You haven't 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 Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and died. Great fear came on all who heard these things. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
6 The young men arose and wrapped him up, 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 About three hours later, his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 Peter answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." 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 asked her, "How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, 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 She fell down immediately at his feet, and died. 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 Great fear came on the whole assembly, and on all who heard these things. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 By the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. 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 None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 More believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 They even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow 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 Multitudes also came together from the cities around 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 But the high priest rose up, and all those who 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 custody. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
19 But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, 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 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 When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children 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 the officers who came 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 shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we had opened it up, 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 high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words, they were very perplexed about them and what might become 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 One came and told them, "Behold, the men whom you put in 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 the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that 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, they set them before the council. 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, "Didn't we strictly charge you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend 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 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 up Jesus, whom you killed, 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 with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, 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 We are His witnesses of these things; and so also 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 But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them. 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
34 But one stood up in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, honored by all the people, and commanded to take the apostles out 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, "You men of Israel, be careful concerning these men, what you 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 Theudas rose up, making 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 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 of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some 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 Now I tell you, refrain from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel 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 it, and you would 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 They agreed with him. When they had called the apostles to 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 Jesus' 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 and at home, they never stopped teaching and preaching Jesus, 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.