1 And while they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the commander of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 being displeased because they taught the people and declared by Jesus the resurrection of the dead; 3 and they laid hands on them and put them in prison till the next day; for it was now evening. 4 But many of those that heard the word believed, and the number of the men became about five thousand.
5 And on the next day the rulers, and elders, and scribes 6 assembled at Jerusalem, and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and all that were of the family of the chief priesthood, 7 and placing them in the midst, asked, By what power, or by what name, have you done this?
8 Then Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people and elders of Israel, 9 if we are to-day examined concerning the good work done to the sick man, by what means he has been cured, 10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazoraean, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him has this man stood before you sound. 11 This is the stone rejected by you builders, which has become the head of a corner.
12 And there is salvation in no other; for there is no other name given under heaven among men, by which we can be saved.
13 And seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and supposing that they were illiterate and common men, they wondered, and perceived that they had been with Jesus; 14 and seeing the man standing with them cured, they could not dispute it. 15 And commanding them to withdraw from the Sanhedrim, they conferred one with another, 16 saying, What shall we do to these men? for that a notable miracle has been performed by them is manifest to all that live at Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it; 17 but that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them severely, [and charge them] to speak no more to any man in this name. 18 And calling them, they charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to obey you rather than God, judge; 20 for we cannot but tell what we have seen and heard.
21 And threatening them still further, they dismissed them, not being able to punish them, on account of the people, because all glorified God for what was done; 22 for the man was more than forty years old on whom this miracle of the cure was performed.
23 And being dismissed they came to their friends, and related to them what the chief priests and elders said to them. 24 And when they heard it they lifted up their voice with one consent to God, and said, Master, thou who hast made heaven, and the earth, the sea, and all things in them, 25 who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the nations rage and the peoples devise vain things? 26 the kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were assembled together against the Lord, and against his anointed.
27 For of a truth, in this city, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the gentiles and people of Israel, were assembled together against thy holy servant Jesus whom thou hast anointed, 28 to do what thy hand and counsel before appointed to be done. 29 And now, Lord, look down upon their threatenings, and grant to thy servants with all boldness to speak thy word, 30 by stretching out thy hand, that cures and miracles and prodigies may be performed by the name of thy holy servant Jesus. 31 And when they had prayed the place was shaken in which they were assembled, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke the word of God with boldness.
32 AND the multitude that believed had one heart and one soul, and none said that anything of his possessions was his; but they had all things common. 33 And the apostles delivered the testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and great favor was towards them all. 34 For no one among them was needy; for those who possessed lands or houses sold and brought the prices of the things sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles' feet; and distribution was made to each as any one had need.