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Acts 5:12-42

NLT 12 The apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Solomon’s Colonnade. 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. NLT 13 But no one else dared to join them, even though all the people had high regard for them. NIV 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. NLT 14 Yet more and more people believed and were brought to the Lord—crowds of both men and women. NIV 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. NLT 15 As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went 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. NLT 16 Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were all 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. NLT 17 The high priest and his officials, who were Sadducees, were filled 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. NLT 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. NIV 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. NLT 19 But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them, NIV 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. NLT 20 “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!” NIV 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life." NLT 21 So at daybreak the apostles entered the Temple, as they were told, and immediately began teaching. When the high priest and his officials arrived, they convened the high council —the full assembly of the elders of Israel. Then they sent for the apostles to be brought from the jail for trial. 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. NLT 22 But when the Temple guards went to the jail, the men were gone. So they returned to the council and reported, NIV 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, NLT 23 “The jail was securely locked, with the guards standing outside, but when we opened the gates, no one was there!” 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." NLT 24 When the captain of the Temple guard and the leading priests heard this, they were perplexed, wondering where it would all end. NIV 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this. NLT 25 Then someone arrived with startling news: “The men you put in jail are standing in the Temple, 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." NLT 26 The captain went with his Temple guards and arrested the apostles, but without violence, for 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. NLT 27 Then they brought the apostles before the high 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. NLT 28 “We gave you strict orders never again to teach in this man’s name!” he said. “Instead, you have filled all Jerusalem with your teaching about him, and you want to make us responsible for his 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." NLT 29 But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority. NIV 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! NLT 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead after you killed him by hanging him on a cross. NIV 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead--whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. NLT 31 Then God put him in the place of honor at his right hand as Prince and Savior. He did this so the people of Israel would repent of their sins and be forgiven. 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. NLT 32 We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, who is given by God 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." NLT 33 When they heard this, the high council was furious and decided to kill them. NIV 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. NLT 34 But one member, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, who was an expert in religious law and respected by all the people, stood up and ordered that the men be sent outside the council chamber for a while. 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. NLT 35 Then he said to his colleagues, “Men of Israel, take care what you are planning to do to these men! NIV 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. NLT 36 Some time ago there was that fellow Theudas, who pretended to be someone great. About 400 others joined him, but he was killed, and all his followers went their various ways. The whole movement came to nothing. 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. NLT 37 After him, at the time of the census, there was Judas of Galilee. He got people to follow him, but he was killed, too, and all his followers were scattered. 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. NLT 38 “So my advice is, leave these men alone. Let them go. If they are planning and doing these things merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown. 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. NLT 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting 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." NLT 40 The others accepted his advice. They called in the apostles and had them flogged. Then they ordered them never again to speak in the name of Jesus, and they 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. NLT 41 The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. NIV 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. NLT 42 And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the Messiah.” 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.