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.

Read Acts 5:26 Using Other Translations

Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.
The captain went with his Temple guards and arrested the apostles, but without violence, for they were afraid the people would stone them.