Atos 4

1 And as they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,

2 being very troubled because they taught the people, and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in ward to the next day: for it was now evening.

4 But many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about 5,000.

5 And it came to pass on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;

6 and Annas the high priest [was there], and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest.

7 And when they had set them in the middle [of the Council], they inquired, By what power, or in what name, have you{+} done this?

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, You{+} rulers of the people, and elders,

9 if we this day are examined concerning a good deed done to a lame man, how this man is made whole;

10 be it known to all of you{+}, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you{+} crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] in him does this man stand here before you{+} whole.

11 He is the stone which was set at nothing of you{+} the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

12 And in no other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, in which we must be saved.

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

14 And seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

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

16 saying, What shall we do to these men? For that indeed a notable miracle has happened through them, is manifest to all who dwell in Jerusalem; and we can't deny it.

17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak from now on to no man in this name.

18 And they called them, and charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you{+} rather than to God, you{+} judge:

20 for we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard.

21 And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that which was done.

22 For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing happened.

23 And being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.

24 And they, when they heard it, lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, O Sovereign Yahweh, you who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them:

25 who by the Holy Spirit, [by] the mouth of our father David your son, said, Why did the Gentiles rage, And the peoples imagine vain things?

26 The kings of the earth set themselves in array, And the rulers were gathered together, Against the Lord, and against his Anointed.

27 For of a truth in this city against your holy Son Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together,

28 to do whatever your hand and your counsel predetermined to come to pass.

29 And now, Lord, look at their threatenings: and grant to your slaves to speak your word with all boldness,

30 while you stretch forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Son Jesus.

31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken in which they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

32 And the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul: and not one [of them] said that anything of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

33 And with great power the apostles gave their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was on them all.

34 For neither was there among them any who lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

35 and laid them at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to each, according to as anyone had need.

36 And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of exhortation), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race,

37 having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.