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Acts 5

WBT 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, NIV 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. WBT 2 And kept back [part] of the price, (his wife also being privy [to it]) and brought a certain part, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet. 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. WBT 3 But Peter said, Ananias, Why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back [part] of the price of the 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? WBT 4 While it remained, was it not thy own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart? thou hast not lied to men, 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." WBT 5 And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, and expired. And great fear came on all them that heard these things. NIV 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. WBT 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and 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. WBT 7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. NIV 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. WBT 8 And Peter answered to her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yes, for so much. 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." WBT 9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold the feet of them who have buried thy husband [are] at the door, and shall carry thee out. 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." WBT 10 Then she fell down immediately at his feet, and expired. And the young men came in, and found her dead, and carrying [her] forth, buried [her] by 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. WBT 11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things. NIV 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. WBT 12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in 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. WBT 13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. NIV 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. WBT 14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) NIV 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. WBT 15 So that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid [them] on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 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. WBT 16 There came also a multitude [out] of the cities around to Jerusalem, bringing sick persons, and them who were afflicted with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. 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. WBT 17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him; (which is the sect of the Sadducees) and were filled with indignation, NIV 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. WBT 18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. NIV 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. WBT 19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison-doors, and brought them forth, and said, NIV 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. WBT 20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. NIV 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life." WBT 21 And when they heard [that], they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that 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. 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. WBT 22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told, NIV 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, WBT 23 Saying, The prison truly we found shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within. 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." WBT 24 Now when the high priest, and the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them to what this would grow. NIV 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this. WBT 25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye 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." WBT 26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned. 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. WBT 27 And when they had brought them, they set [them] before the council: and the high priest asked them, NIV 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. WBT 28 Saying, Did we not strictly command you, that ye should not teach in this name? and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. 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." WBT 29 Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. NIV 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! WBT 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged 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. WBT 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of 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. WBT 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and [so is] also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that 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." WBT 33 When they heard [that], they were cut [to the heart], and took counsel to slay them. NIV 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. WBT 34 Then stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little time. 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. WBT 35 And said to them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do concerning these men: NIV 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. WBT 36 For before these days rose Theudas, boasting himself 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 scattered, and brought to naught. 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. WBT 37 After this man rose Judas of Galilee, in the days of the taxing, and drew away many people after him: he also perished; and all, [even] as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. 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. WBT 38 And now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work is from men, it will come to naught: 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. WBT 39 But if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. 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." WBT 40 And to him they assented: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten [them], they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and 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. WBT 41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. NIV 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. WBT 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. 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.