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Acts 5:12-42

NRS 12 Now many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. 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. NRS 13 None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high esteem. NIV 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. NRS 14 Yet more than ever believers were added to the Lord, great numbers of both men and women, NIV 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. NRS 15 so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mats, in order that Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he came 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. NRS 16 A great number of people would also gather from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all cured. 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. NRS 17 Then the high priest took action; he and all who were with him (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), being 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. NRS 18 arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. NIV 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. NRS 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors, brought them out, and said, NIV 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. NRS 20 "Go, stand in the temple and tell the people the whole message about this life." NIV 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life." NRS 21 When they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and went on with their teaching. When the high priest and those with him arrived, they called together the council and the whole body of the elders 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. NRS 22 But when the temple police went there, they did not find them in the prison; so 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, NRS 23 "We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them, 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." NRS 24 Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were perplexed about them, wondering what might be going on. NIV 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this. NRS 25 Then someone arrived and announced, "Look, the men whom 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." NRS 26 Then the captain went with the temple police and brought them, but without violence, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people. 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. NRS 27 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, NIV 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. NRS 28 saying, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man's blood on 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." NRS 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than any human authority. NIV 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! NRS 30 The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had 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. NRS 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might 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. NRS 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so 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." NRS 33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. NIV 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. NRS 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up and ordered the men to be put outside for a short 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. NRS 35 Then he said to them, "Fellow Israelites, consider carefully what you propose to do to these men. NIV 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. NRS 36 For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him; but he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and disappeared. 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. NRS 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up at the time of the census and got people to follow him; he also perished, and all who followed him 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. NRS 38 So in the present case, I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone; because if this plan or this undertaking is of human origin, it will fail; 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. NRS 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them—in that case you may even be found fighting against God!" They were convinced by him, 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." NRS 40 and when they had called in the apostles, they had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to 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. NRS 41 As they left the council, they rejoiced that they were considered worthy to suffer dishonor 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. NRS 42 And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease to teach and proclaim Jesus as 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.