Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thereupon some of the Pharisees in the crowd appealed to Him, saying, "Rabbi, reprove your disciples."
"But alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you lock the door of the Kingdom of the Heavens against men; you yourselves do not enter, nor do you allow those to enter who are seeking to do so.
"Are *you* deluded too?" replied the Pharisees;
A second time therefore they called the man who had been blind, and said, "Give God the praise: we know that that man is a sinner."
But to prevent the matter spreading any further among the people, let us stop them by threats from speaking in the future in this name to any one whatever."
His advice carried conviction. So they called the Apostles in, and--after flogging them--ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then let them go.