Acts 4:5

5 On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem,

Acts 4:5 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 4:5

And it came to pass on the morrow
The disciples being kept in custody all night:

that their rulers, and elders, and Scribes;
that is, their ecclesiastical rulers; the chief priests, who, with the Scribes, and elders of the people, made up the great council at Jerusalem, consisting of seventy one persons, so they are called in ( Matthew 26:3 Matthew 26:57 ) ( 27:1 ) ( Mark 14:53 ) ( 15:1 ) .

Acts 4:5 In-Context

3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.
4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.
5 On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem,
6 with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family.
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?"