22 But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported, 23 saying, “Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing 4outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!” 24 Now when 5the high priest, sthe captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be. 25 So one came and told them, 6saying, “Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!”
26 Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, tfor they feared the people, lest they should be stoned. 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, 28 saying, u“Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, vand intend to bring this Man’s wblood on us!”
29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: x“We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 yThe God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by zhanging on a tree. 31 aHim God has exalted to His right hand to be bPrince and cSavior, dto give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And ewe are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit fwhom God has given to those who obey Him.”
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