Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
Then the commander and his men went and brought them back, but without using violence, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.
and they wanted to have him arrested, but they were afraid of the people, for the people considered him a prophet.
But they said, "It must not be during the festival, or there may be a riot."
Every day he taught in the Temple, and the high priests and scribes and the leading men of the people were trying to destroy him,
But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
And the high priests and the scribes were casting about for a way to put him to death, for they were afraid of the people.
But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but I will give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!"
and as soon as the demon was driven out, the dumb man was able to speak. And the crowds were amazed, and said, "Nothing like this was ever seen in Israel!"
so that the people were astonished to see the dumb speak, the lame walk, and the blind see. And they praised the God of Israel.
They were all seized with astonishment, and praised God, and filled with awe they said, "We have seen something wonderful today!"
When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, and all the people were delighted at all the splendid things that he did.
That was why the crowd went out to meet him, because they heard that he had showed that sign.
In the morning the magistrates sent policemen with instructions to let the men go.