1 And they speaking to the people, the priests and captain of the temple and the Sadducees rose up against them, 2 being grieved because they were teaching the people and preaching the resurrection of the dead through Jesus; 3 and they laid hands on them and put them in prison till the morrow; for it was already evening. 4 And many of those hearing the word believed, and the number of men was about five thousand.
5 And it came to pass on the morrow, the rulers and elders and scribes 6 assembled in Jerusalem, and Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and so many as were of the family of the high priest. 7 And having set them in the midst, asked them, By what power or in what name have you done this?
8 Then Peter being full of the Holy Spirit said to them, Ye rulers of the people and elders, 9 if we are this day judged for the benefaction of the impotent man, by whom he has been saved, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, through him this man now stands sound in your presence. 11 This is the stone rejected by your builders, which has become the head of the corner.
12 And there is salvation in no other; for there is no other name given under heaven among men by which it behooveth us to he saved.
13 And seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and apprehending that they are unlearned and ignorant men, they continued to be astonished, and recognized them, that they were with Jesus; 14 and seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say against it. 15 And having commanded them to depart out from the assembly, they conferred with one another, 16 saying, What can we do to these men? for that a notable miracle has been wrought by them is indeed manifest to all dwelling at Jerusalem, and we are not able to deny it; 17 but that it may extend no further unto the people, let us threaten them to speak no more in this name to any one of men. 18 And having called them, they command them, not at all to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.
19 And Peter and John responding said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than God, judge ye; 20 for we are not able not to speak those things which we have seen and heard.
21 And they having threatened them, in addition sent them away, finding nothing to the end that they can punish them, on account of the people, because all continued to glorify God over that which had taken place; 22 for the man on whom this miracle of healing was wrought was more than forty years old.
23 And having been released they came to their own people, and proclaimed so many things as the chief priests and elders said to them. 24 And having heard, they unanimously lifted up their voice to God, and said, O Lord, thou having created the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things which are in them, 25 the One speaking through the mouth of David, thy child, our father through the Holy Ghost, Wherefore did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and his Christ.
27 For in truth they were assembled together in this city, against thy holy Child Jesus, whom thou didst anoint; both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, 28 to do so many things as thy hand and thy counsel did foreordain to come to pass. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to thy servants with all boldness to speak thy word, 30 while, reaching forth thy hand unto healings, both miracles and wonders are wrought through the name of thy holy child Jesus. 31 And they praying, the place in which they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
32 And of the multitude who believed there was one heart and soul, and no one was saying that any of those things which belonged to him were his own, but all things were common to them. 33 And with great power the apostles continued to give witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ the Lord; and great grace was upon them all. 34 For no one among them was in need; for so many possessions of lands or houses as belonged to them, selling, they were bringing the prices of the things having been sold, 35 and laying them at the feet of the apostles; and it was distributed to each as any one had need.