Acts 4:15

15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

Acts 4:15 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 4:15

But when they had commanded them
That is, when the sanhedrim had ordered the apostles; or "commanded that both", as the Arabic version reads, both Peter and John; and, it may be, the man that was healed too: to go aside out of the council;
or place where the council, or sanhedrim sat; which, whether it was in the chamber "Gazith", in the temple where they used to sit F7, or in the shops, or in the city, whither they removed, is not certain. We are told F8, that

``the sanhedrim removed from the chamber Gazith, to the shops, and from the shops to Jerusalem, and from Jerusalem to Jabneh;''
that is, after the destruction of the city. And the first remove was much about this time; for it is said F9, that
``forty years before the destruction of the temple, the sanhedrim removed, and sat in the shops.''
Not in the shops where things were sold for the use of the temple, but in a court adjoining to them, which took its name from them. They conferred among themselves;
what was proper to be done, the apostles being withdrawn.
FOOTNOTES:

F7 Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 10. sect. 2. & Middot. c. 5. sect. 3.
F8 T. Bab. Roshhashana, fol. 31. 1.
F9 T. Bab. Avoda Zara, fol. 8. 2.

Acts 4:15 In-Context

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
16 saying, "What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name."