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Acts 4

NLT 1 While Peter and John were speaking to the people, they were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees. NIV 1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. NLT 2 These leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead. NIV 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. NLT 3 They arrested them and, since it was already evening, put them in jail until morning. NIV 3 They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. NLT 4 But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of believers now totaled about 5,000 men, not counting women and children. NIV 4 But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand. NLT 5 The next day the council of all the rulers and elders and teachers of religious law met in Jerusalem. NIV 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. NLT 6 Annas the high priest was there, along with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and other relatives of the high priest. NIV 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family. NLT 7 They brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?” NIV 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: "By what power or what name did you do this?" NLT 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of our people, NIV 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people! NLT 9 are we being questioned today because we’ve done a good deed for a crippled man? Do you want to know how he was healed? NIV 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, NLT 10 Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead. NIV 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. NLT 11 For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ NIV 11 He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. ' NLT 12 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” NIV 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." NLT 13 The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus. NIV 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. NLT 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing right there among them, there was nothing the council could say. NIV 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. NLT 15 So they ordered Peter and John out of the council chamber and conferred among themselves. NIV 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. NLT 16 “What should we do with these men?” they asked each other. “We can’t deny that they have performed a miraculous sign, and everybody in Jerusalem knows about it. NIV 16 "What are we going to do with these men?" they asked. "Everybody living in Jerusalem knows they have done an outstanding miracle, and we cannot deny it. NLT 17 But to keep them from spreading their propaganda any further, we must warn them not to speak to anyone in Jesus’ name again.” NIV 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn these men to speak no longer to anyone in this name." NLT 18 So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. NIV 18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. NLT 19 But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? NIV 19 But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God. NLT 20 We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.” NIV 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard." NLT 21 The council then threatened them further, but they finally let them go because they didn’t know how to punish them without starting a riot. For everyone was praising God NIV 21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. NLT 22 for this miraculous sign—the healing of a man who had been lame for more than forty years. NIV 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. NLT 23 As soon as they were freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading priests and elders had said. NIV 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. NLT 24 When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— NIV 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. NLT 25 you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying, ‘Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans? NIV 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: " 'Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? NLT 26 The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the and against his Messiah.’ NIV 26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. ' NLT 27 “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed. NIV 27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. NLT 28 But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will. NIV 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. NLT 29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. NIV 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. NLT 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” NIV 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." NLT 31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness. NIV 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. NLT 32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. NIV 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. NLT 33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. NIV 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. NLT 34 There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them NIV 34 There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales NLT 35 and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need. NIV 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need. NLT 36 For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus. NIV 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), NLT 37 He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles. NIV 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.