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Acts 4

CEB 1 While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them. NRS 1 While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came to them, CEB 2 They were incensed that the apostles were teaching the people and announcing that the resurrection of the dead was happening because of Jesus. NRS 2 much annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming that in Jesus there is the resurrection of the dead. CEB 3 They seized Peter and John and put them in prison until the next day. (It was already evening.) NRS 3 So they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. CEB 4 Many who heard the word became believers, and their number grew to about five thousand. NRS 4 But many of those who heard the word believed; and they numbered about five thousand. CEB 5 The next day the leaders, elders, and legal experts gathered in Jerusalem, NRS 5 The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, CEB 6 along with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and others from the high priest's family. NRS 6 with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. CEB 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and asked, "By what power or in what name did you do this?" NRS 7 When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?" CEB 8 Then Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, answered, "Leaders of the people and elders, NRS 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, CEB 9 are we being examined today because something good was done for a sick person, a good deed that healed him? NRS 9 if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, CEB 10 If so, then you and all the people of Israel need to know that this man stands healthy before you because of the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead. NRS 10 let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. CEB 11 This Jesus is the stone you builders rejected; he has become the cornerstone! NRS 11 This Jesus is "the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.' CEB 12 Salvation can be found in no one else. Throughout the whole world, no other name has been given among humans through which we must be saved." NRS 12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved." CEB 13 The council was caught by surprise by the confidence with which Peter and John spoke. After all, they understood that these apostles were uneducated and inexperienced. They also recognized that they had been followers of Jesus. NRS 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus. CEB 14 However, since the healed man was standing with Peter and John before their own eyes, they had no rebuttal. NRS 14 When they saw the man who had been cured standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. CEB 15 After ordering them to wait outside, the council members began to confer with each other. NRS 15 So they ordered them to leave the council while they discussed the matter with one another. CEB 16 "What should we do with these men? Everyone living in Jerusalem is aware of the sign performed through them. It's obvious to everyone and we can't deny it. NRS 16 They said, "What will we do with them? For it is obvious to all who live in Jerusalem that a notable sign has been done through them; we cannot deny it. CEB 17 To keep it from spreading further among the people, we need to warn them not to speak to anyone in this name." NRS 17 But to keep it from spreading further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name." CEB 18 When they called Peter and John back, they demanded that they stop all speaking and teaching in the name of Jesus. NRS 18 So they called them and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. CEB 19 Peter and John responded, "It's up to you to determine whether it's right before God to obey you rather than God. NRS 19 But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; CEB 20 As for us, we can't stop speaking about what we have seen and heard." NRS 20 for we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard." CEB 21 They threatened them further, then released them. Because of public support for Peter and John, they couldn't find a way to punish them. Everyone was praising God for what had happened, NRS 21 After threatening them again, they let them go, finding no way to punish them because of the people, for all of them praised God for what had happened. CEB 22 because the man who had experienced this sign of healing was over 40 years old. NRS 22 For the man on whom this sign of healing had been performed was more than forty years old. CEB 23 After their release, Peter and John returned to the brothers and sisters and reported everything the chief priests and elders had said. NRS 23 After they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. CEB 24 They listened, then lifted their voices in unison to God, "Master, you are the one who created the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. NRS 24 When they heard it, they raised their voices together to God and said, "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and everything in them, CEB 25 You are the one who spoke by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant: Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? NRS 25 it is you who said by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant: "Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine vain things? CEB 26 The kings of the earth took their stand and the rulers gathered together as one against the Lord and against his Christ. NRS 26 The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers have gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.' CEB 27 Indeed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with Gentiles and Israelites, did gather in this city against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. NRS 27 For in this city, in fact, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, CEB 28 They did what your power and plan had already determined would happen. NRS 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. CEB 29 Now, Lord, take note of their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with complete confidence. NRS 29 And now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness, CEB 30 Stretch out your hand to bring healing and enable signs and wonders to be performed through the name of Jesus, your holy servant." NRS 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus." CEB 31 After they prayed, the place where they were gathered was shaken. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking God's word with confidence. NRS 31 When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness. CEB 32 The community of believers was one in heart and mind. None of them would say, "This is mine!" about any of their possessions, but held everything in common. NRS 32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. CEB 33 The apostles continued to bear powerful witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and an abundance of grace was at work among them all. NRS 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. CEB 34 There were no needy persons among them. Those who owned properties or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds from the sales, NRS 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. CEB 35 and place them in the care and under the authority of the apostles. Then it was distributed to anyone who was in need. NRS 35 They laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. CEB 36 Joseph, whom the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (that is, "one who encourages"), was a Levite from Cyprus. NRS 36 There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement"). CEB 37 He owned a field, sold it, brought the money, and placed it in the care and under the authority of the apostles. NRS 37 He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

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