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Acts 5

CEB 1 However, a man named Ananias, along with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. NIV 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 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? NIV 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? CEB 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!" NIV 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." CEB 5 When Ananias heard these words, he dropped dead. Everyone who heard this conversation was terrified. NIV 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. CEB 6 Some young men stood up, wrapped up his body, carried him out, and buried him. NIV 6 Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him. CEB 7 About three hours later, his wife entered, but she didn't know what had happened to her husband. NIV 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. CEB 8 Peter asked her, "Tell me, did you and your husband receive this price for the field?" She responded, "Yes, that's the amount." NIV 8 Peter asked her, "Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?" "Yes," she said, "that is the price." CEB 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." NIV 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." CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 11 Trepidation and dread seized the whole church and all who heard what had happened. NIV 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. CEB 12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. They would come together regularly at Solomon's Porch. NIV 12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon's Colonnade. CEB 13 No one from outside the church dared to join them, even though the people spoke highly of them. NIV 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. CEB 14 Indeed, more and more believers in the Lord, large numbers of both men and women, were added to the church. NIV 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 16 Even large numbers of persons from towns around Jerusalem would gather, bringing the sick and those harassed by unclean spirits. Everyone was healed. NIV 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed. CEB 17 The high priest, together with his allies, the Sadducees, was overcome with jealousy. NIV 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. CEB 18 They seized the apostles and made a public show of putting them in prison. NIV 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. CEB 19 An angel from the Lord opened the prison doors during the night and led them out. The angel told them, NIV 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. CEB 20 "Go, take your place in the temple, and tell the people everything about this new life." NIV 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life." CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 22 However, the guards didn't find them in the prison. They returned and reported, NIV 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, CEB 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!" NIV 23 "We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside." CEB 24 When they received this news, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were baffled and wondered what might be happening. NIV 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this. CEB 25 Just then, someone arrived and announced, "Look! The people you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!" NIV 25 Then someone came and said, "Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people." CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 27 The apostles were brought before the council where the high priest confronted them: NIV 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. CEB 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." NIV 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." CEB 29 Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than humans! NIV 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! CEB 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. NIV 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead--whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. CEB 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. NIV 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel. CEB 32 We are witnesses of such things, as is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." NIV 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." CEB 33 When the council members heard this, they became furious and wanted to kill the apostles. NIV 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 35 He said, "Fellow Israelites, consider carefully what you intend to do to these people. NIV 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 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. NIV 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God." CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 41 The apostles left the council rejoicing because they had been regarded as worthy to suffer disgrace for the sake of the name. NIV 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. CEB 42 Every day they continued to teach and proclaim the good news that Jesus is the Christ, both in the temple and in houses. NIV 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.