Acts 4:1–16

Peter and John Arrested

1 As they were speaking to the people, the priests and athe captain of the temple guard and bthe Sadducees ccame up to them,

2 being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming 1ain Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

3 And they laid hands on them and aput them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.

4 But many of those who had heard the 1message believed; and athe number of the men came to be about five thousand.

5 On the next day, their arulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;

6 and aAnnas the high priest was there, and bCaiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent.

7 When they had placed them in the center, they began to inquire, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?”

8 Then Peter, 1afilled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “2bRulers and elders of the people,

9 if we are 1on trial today for aa benefit done to a sick man, 2as to how this man has been made well,

10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that 1aby the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom bGod raised from the dead—1by 2this name this man stands here before you in good health.

11 1aHe is the bstone which was crejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief corner stone.

12 “And there is salvation in ano one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

Threat and Release

13 Now as they observed the aconfidence of bPeter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and cbegan to recognize them 1as having been with Jesus.

14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply.

15 But when they had ordered them to leave the 1aCouncil, they began to confer with one another,

16 saying, “aWhat shall we do with these men? For the fact that a bnoteworthy 1miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.

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