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Acts 4

CEBA 1 While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them. NIV 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. CEBA 2 They were incensed that the apostles were teaching the people and announcing that the resurrection of the dead was happening because of Jesus. NIV 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. CEBA 3 They seized Peter and John and put them in prison until the next day. (It was already evening.) NIV 3 They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. CEBA 4 Many who heard the word became believers, and their number grew to about five thousand. NIV 4 But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand. CEBA 5 The next day the leaders, elders, and legal experts gathered in Jerusalem, NIV 5 The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. CEBA 6 along with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and others from the high priest's family. NIV 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family. CEBA 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and asked, "By what power or in what name did you do this?" NIV 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?” CEBA 8 Then Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, answered, "Leaders of the people and elders, NIV 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! CEBA 9 are we being examined today because something good was done for a sick person, a good deed that healed him? NIV 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, CEBA 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. NIV 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. CEBA 11 This Jesus is the stone you builders rejected; he has become the cornerstone! NIV 11 Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ CEBA 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." NIV 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.” CEBA 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. NIV 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. CEBA 14 However, since the healed man was standing with Peter and John before their own eyes, they had no rebuttal. NIV 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. CEBA 15 After ordering them to wait outside, the council members began to confer with each other. NIV 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. CEBA 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. NIV 16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it. CEBA 17 To keep it from spreading further among the people, we need to warn them not to speak to anyone in this name." NIV 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.” CEBA 18 When they called Peter and John back, they demanded that they stop all speaking and teaching in the name of Jesus. NIV 18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. CEBA 19 Peter and John responded, "It's up to you to determine whether it's right before God to obey you rather than God. NIV 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! CEBA 20 As for us, we can't stop speaking about what we have seen and heard." NIV 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” CEBA 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, NIV 21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. CEBA 22 because the man who had experienced this sign of healing was over 40 years old. NIV 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. CEBA 23 After their release, Peter and John returned to the brothers and sisters and reported everything the chief priests and elders had said. NIV 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. CEBA 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. NIV 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. CEBA 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? NIV 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “ ‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? CEBA 26 The kings of the earth took their stand and the rulers gathered together as one against the Lord and against his Christ. NIV 26 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one. ’ CEBA 27 Indeed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with Gentiles and Israelites, did gather in this city against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. NIV 27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. CEBA 28 They did what your power and plan had already determined would happen. NIV 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. CEBA 29 Now, Lord, take note of their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with complete confidence. NIV 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. CEBA 30 Stretch out your hand to bring healing and enable signs and wonders to be performed through the name of Jesus, your holy servant." NIV 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” CEBA 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. NIV 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. CEBA 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. NIV 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. CEBA 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. NIV 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all CEBA 34 There were no needy persons among them. Those who owned properties or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds from the sales, NIV 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales CEBA 35 and place them in the care and under the authority of the apostles. Then it was distributed to anyone who was in need. NIV 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. CEBA 36 Joseph, whom the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (that is, "one who encourages"), was a Levite from Cyprus. NIV 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), CEBA 37 He owned a field, sold it, brought the money, and placed it in the care and under the authority of the apostles. NIV 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

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