Parallel Bible results for Acts 4:21-37

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Acts 4:21-37

NLT 21 The council then threatened them further, but they finally let them go because they didn’t know how to punish them without starting a riot. For everyone was praising God 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. NLT 22 for this miraculous sign—the healing of a man who had been lame for more than forty years. NIV 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. NLT 23 As soon as they were freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading 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. NLT 24 When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and 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. NLT 25 you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying, ‘Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans? 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? NLT 26 The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the LORD and against his Messiah.’ NIV 26 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one. ’ NLT 27 “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, 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. NLT 28 But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will. NIV 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. NLT 29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. NIV 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. NLT 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” NIV 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” NLT 31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness. 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. NLT 32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. 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. NLT 33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon 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 NLT 34 There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them 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 NLT 35 and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need. NIV 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. NLT 36 For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus. NIV 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), NLT 37 He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles. NIV 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

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