Acts 4 King James Version 2016

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  • 1 Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them,
  • 2 being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
  • 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, because it was already evening.
  • 4 However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
  • 5 And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes,
  • 6 and Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.
  • 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what authority or by what name have you done this?”
  • 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “You rulers of the people and elders of Israel:
  • 9 If we this day are examined for the good deed done to the helpless man, by what means he has been made well,
  • 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, that by Him this man stands here before you whole.
  • 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’
  • 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, because, there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
  • 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they recognized them, that they had been with Jesus.
  • 14 And looking at the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
  • 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
  • 16 saying, “What shall we do to these men? Because, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done by them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
  • 17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no one in this name.”
  • 18 So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
  • 19 But Peter and John replied and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.
  • 20 Because we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”
  • 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.
  • 22 Because, the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.
  • 23 And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
  • 24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and everything that is in them,
  • 25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, and the people plot vain things?
  • 26 The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the LORD and against His Christ.’
  • 27 “Because, truly against Your holy Child Jesus, whom You have anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together
  • 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined beforehand to be done.
  • 29 And now Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
  • 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Your holy Child Jesus.”
  • 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
  • 32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.
  • 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.
  • 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; because, all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,
  • 35 and laid them down at the apostles’ feet. And distribution was made to everyone as they had need.
  • 36 And Joses, who was surnamed Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated The Son of Encouragement), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
  • 37 having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

(King James Version 2016 Edition, 2016)

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