Acts 4:1-12

Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin

1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.
2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
3 They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.
4 But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.
5 The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family.
7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people!
9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed,
10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
11 Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’[a]
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Cross References 14

  • 1. Luke 22:4
  • 2. Matthew 3:7; Matthew 16:1,6; Matthew 22:23,34; Acts 5:17; Acts 23:6-8
  • 3. Acts 17:18
  • 4. Acts 5:18
  • 5. S Acts 2:41
  • 6. Luke 23:13
  • 7. S Matthew 26:3; Luke 3:2
  • 8. S Luke 1:15
  • 9. ver 5; Luke 23:13
  • 10. Acts 3:6
  • 11. S Mark 1:24
  • 12. S Acts 2:24
  • 13. Psalms 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Zechariah 10:4; Matthew 21:42; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:7
  • 14. S Matthew 1:21; John 14:6; Acts 10:43; S Romans 11:14; 1 Timothy 2:5

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