Acts (Author Luke)

3:1And Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, which is the ninth hour;

3:2and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple;

3:3who, seeing Peter and John about to enter into the temple, asked to receive alms.

3:4And Peter, looking stedfastly upon him with John, said, Look on us.

3:5And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive something from them.

3:6But Peter said, Silver and gold I have not; but what I have, this give I to thee: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazaraean rise up and walk.

3:7And having taken hold of him by the right hand he raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones were made strong.

3:8And leaping up he stood and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

3:9And all the people saw him walking and praising God;

3:10and they recognised him, that it was *he* who sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

3:11And as he held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico which is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

3:12And Peter, seeing it, answered the people, Men of Israel, why are ye astonished at this? or why do ye gaze on us as if we had by our own power or piety made him to walk?

3:13The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus, whom *ye* delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when *he* had judged that he should be let go.

3:14But *ye* denied the holy and righteous one, and asked that a man that was a murderer should be granted to you;

3:15but the originator of life ye slew, whom God raised from among the dead, whereof *we* are witnesses.

3:16And, by faith in his name, his name has made this man strong whom ye behold and know; and the faith which is by him has given him this complete soundness in the presence of you all.

3:17And now, brethren, I know that ye did it in ignorance, as also your rulers;

3:18but God has thus fulfilled what he had announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer.

3:19Repent therefore and be converted, for the blotting out of your sins, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

3:20and he may send Jesus Christ, who was foreordained for you,

3:21whom heaven indeed must receive till the times of the restoring of all things, of which God has spoken by the mouth of his holy prophets since time began.

3:22Moses indeed said, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to you out of your brethren like me: him shall ye hear in everything whatsoever he shall say to you.

3:23And it shall be that whatsoever soul shall not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from among the people.

3:24And indeed all the prophets from Samuel and those in succession after him, as many as have spoken, have announced also these days.

3:25*Ye* are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God appointed to our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

3:26To you first God, having raised up his servant, has sent him, blessing you in turning each one of you from your wickedness.

4:1And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,

4:2being distressed on account of their teaching the people and preaching by Jesus the resurrection from among the dead;

4:3and they laid hands on them, and put them in ward till the morrow; for it was already evening.

4:4But many of those who had heard the word believed; and the number of the men had become about five thousand.

4:5And it came to pass on the morrow that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together at Jerusalem,

4:6and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the high priestly family;

4:7and having placed them in the midst they inquired, In what power or in what name have *ye* done this?

4:8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people and elders of Israel,

4:9if *we* this day are called upon to answer as to the good deed done to the infirm man, how *he* has been healed,

4:10be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazaraean, whom *ye* have crucified, whom God has raised from among the dead, by *him* this man stands here before you sound in body.

4:11*He* is the stone which has been set at nought by you the builders, which is become the corner stone.

4:12And salvation is in none other, for neither is there another name under heaven which is given among men by which we must be saved.

4:13But seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceiving that they were unlettered and uninstructed men, they wondered; and they recognised them that they were with Jesus.

4:14And beholding the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to reply;

4:15but having commanded them to go out of the council they conferred with one another,

4:16saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed an evident sign has come to pass through their means is manifest to all that inhabit Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.

4:17But that it be not further spread among the people, let us threaten them severely no longer to speak to any man in this name.

4:18And having called them, they charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

4:19But Peter and John answering said to them, If it be righteous before God to listen to you rather than to God, judge ye;

4:20for as for us *we* cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard.

4:21But they, having further threatened them, let them go, finding no way how they might punish them, on account of the people, because all glorified God for what had taken place;

4:22for the man on whom this sign of healing had taken place was above forty years old.

4:23And having been let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

4:24And they, having heard it, lifted up their voice with one accord to God, and said, Lord, *thou* art the God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them;

4:25who hast said by the mouth of thy servant David, Why have the nations raged haughtily and the peoples meditated vain things?

4:26The kings of the earth were there, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ.

4:27For in truth against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hadst anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the nations, and peoples of Israel, have been gathered together in this city

4:28to do whatever thy hand and thy counsel had determined before should come to pass.

4:29And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and give to thy bondmen with all boldness to speak thy word,

4:30in that thou stretchest out thy hand to heal, and that signs and wonders take place through the name of thy holy servant Jesus.

4:31And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke the word of God with boldness.

4:32And the heart and soul of the multitude of those that had believed were one, and not one said that anything of what he possessed was his own, but all things were common to them;

4:33and with great power did the apostles give witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

4:34For neither was there any one in want among them; for as many as were owners of lands or houses, selling them, brought the price of what was sold

4:35and laid it at the feet of the apostles; and distribution was made to each according as any one might have need.

4:36And Joseph, who had been surnamed Barnabas by the apostles (which is, being interpreted, Son of consolation), a Levite, Cyprian by birth,

4:37being possessed of land, having sold it, brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

5:1But a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

5:2and put aside for himself part of the price, his wife also being privy to it; and having brought a certain part, laid it at the feet of the apostles.

5:3But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart that thou shouldest lie to the Holy Spirit, and put aside for thyself a part of the price of the estate?

5:4While it remained did it not remain to *thee*? and sold, was it not in thine own power? Why is it that thou hast purposed this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied to men, but to God.

5:5And Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and expired. And great fear came upon all who heard it.

5:6And the young men, rising up, swathed him up for burial, and having carried him out, buried him.

5:7And it came to pass about three hours afterwards, that his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in.

5:8And Peter answered her, Tell me if ye gave the estate for so much? And she said, Yes, for so much.

5:9And Peter said to her, Why is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Lo, the feet of those that have buried thy husband are at the door, and they shall carry thee out.

5:10And she fell down immediately at his feet and expired. And when the young men came in they found her dead; and, having carried her out, they buried her by her husband.

5:11And great fear came upon all the assembly, and upon all who heard these things.

5:12And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders done among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch,

5:13but of the rest durst no man join them, but the people magnified them;

5:14and believers were more than ever added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women;)

5:15so that they brought out the sick into the streets and put them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter, when he came, might overshadow some one of them.

5:16And the multitude also of the cities round about came together to Jerusalem, bringing sick persons and persons beset by unclean spirits, who were all healed.

5:17And the high priest rising up, and all they that were with him, which is the sect of the Sadducees, were filled with wrath,

5:18and laid hands on the apostles and put them in the public prison.

5:19But an angel of the Lord during the night opened the doors of the prison, and leading them out, said,

5:20Go ye and stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

5:21And when they heard it, they entered very early into the temple and taught. And when the high priest was come, and they that were with him, they called together the council and all the elderhood of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

5:22And when the officers were come, they did not find them in the prison; and returned and reported

5:23saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened them, within we found no one.

5:24And when they heard these words, both the priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests were in perplexity as to them, what this would come to.

5:25And some one coming reported to them, Lo, the men whom ye put in the prison are in the temple, standing and teaching the people.

5:26Then the captain, having gone with the officers, brought them, not with violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

5:27And they bring them and set them in the council. And the high priest asked them,

5:28saying, We strictly enjoined you not to teach in this name: and lo, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and purpose to bring upon us the blood of this man.

5:29But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men.

5:30The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom *ye* have slain, having hanged on a cross.

5:31Him has God exalted by his right hand as leader and saviour, to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.

5:32And *we* are his witnesses of these things, and the Holy Spirit also, which God has given to those that obey him.

5:33But they, when they heard these things, were cut to the heart, and took counsel to kill them.

5:34But a certain man, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, held in honour of all the people, rose up in the council, and commanded to put the men out for a short while,

5:35and said to them, Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves as regards these men what ye are going to do;

5:36for before these days Theudas rose up, alleging himself to be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, were joined; who was slain, and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed and came to nothing.

5:37After him rose Judas the Galilean in the days of the census, and drew away a number of people after him; and *he* perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.

5:38And now I say to you, Withdraw from these men and let them alone, for if this counsel or this work have its origin from men, it will be destroyed;

5:39but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.

5:40And they listened to his advice; and having called the apostles, they beat them, and enjoined them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them.

5:41They therefore went their way from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name.

5:42And every day, in the temple and in the houses, they ceased not teaching and announcing the glad tidings that Jesus was the Christ.

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