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Now Boaz went up to the village gate and sat there. Then along came the guardian whom Boaz had mentioned to Ruth! Boaz said, "Come here and sit down, 'John Doe'!" So he came and sat down.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
This John it was of whom it was said through Isaiah, the prophet, The voice of one who cries aloud in the desert, "Prepare a way for the Lord, Make the paths straight for him."
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he told them, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
So Jesus replied to him, "Let it happen now, for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then John yielded to him.
After Jesus was baptized, He came up immediately out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he (John) saw the
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;
And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Philip, Bartholomew [i.e., the same as Nathaniel. See John 1:45], Thomas [i.e., the same as Didymus. See John 11:16], Matthew, the tax collector [i.e., the same as Levi. See Mark 2:14], James, the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus [i.e., the same as Judas, son of James. See Luke 6:16],
But whoever disowns me in front of people [i.e., denies that I am the Christ, or that he is a disciple. See John 18:15-17, 25-27], I will disown him in front of my Father in heaven.
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus, And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist:
And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
Although Herod wished to have him put to death, he feared the people, for they regarded John as a prophet.
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
Now King Herod became very distressed [over such a gruesome request]; but because he had [promised with] oaths and [to look good in front of] his party guests, he ordered John's head to be given [to her].
And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
And John’s disciples came and took away the body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
And they replied, "But we have here [only] five loaves of [barley] bread [See John 6:9] and two [probably smoked] fish."
And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons [i.e., James and John] came to Jesus with her sons and, bowing down in reverence before Him, made a request of Him.
But Jesus replied to her, "You [really] do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup [i.e., of suffering] that I am about to drink?" They [i.e., James, John and their mother. See Mark 10:35ff] answered, "[Yes] we are able to."
He then left them and went out of the city [of Jerusalem] to Bethany [Note: This was a small village near Bethphage] and stayed there [i.e., probably at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. See John 11:1].
The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
So, they answered Jesus, "We do not know [where John got the authority for his immersion]." Jesus then replied to them, "[Then] neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things [i.e., miracles and teaching].
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee [i.e., James and John] with Him, and [soon] began to be grieved and very distressed.
Just then, one of those who were with Jesus [i.e., Peter. See John 18:10], reached out with his sword and struck the head priest's servant [with it], shearing off his ear.
But Peter followed Him from a distance [as they were going] to the courtyard of the head priest. He went inside [i.e., eventually. See John 18:15-16] and sat down with the [Jewish] officers to see how things would turn out [i.e., with Jesus' trial].
Among them were Mary from Magdala; Mary, the mother of James and Joseph [i.e., probably the wife of Clopas. See John 19:25]; and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee [i.e., Salome. Mark 15:40].
And when they met Him [there], they [knelt down] to worship Him; but some [still] had doubts [i.e., about His resurrection. See John 20:25].
the voice of one who cries in the desert, 'Make the way ready for the Lord, level the paths for him' ??4 John appeared baptizing in the desert and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
And people from throughout all the regions of Judea and all of Jerusalem went out to John [in the desert]. And he immersed them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.
And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
In his preaching John said, "One who is more powerful than I am will follow my ministry. I am not [even] worthy to stoop down and loosen the straps of His sandals [i.e., to serve as His slave].
And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
And Simon and those who were with him [i.e., probably Andrew, James and John. See verse 29] followed Him.
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:
Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew [i.e., the same as Nathaniel. See John 1:45], Matthew [i.e., the same as Levi. See Mark 2:14], Thomas [i.e., the same as Didymus. See John 11:16], James, the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus [i.e., the same as Judas, the son of James. See Luke 6:16], Simon the Canaanean [i.e., the same as the Zealot. See Luke 6:15],
And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
They laughed at Him scornfully. But after having all the people wait outside He took the child's father and mother, along with those who came with Him [i.e., Peter, James and John] and went in to where the [dead] child lay.
And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
So Herodias bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn't do it
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Then an ideal opportunity arose [i.e., for Herodias to do away with John] when Herod gave a dinner on his birthday for his influential friends, military commanders and the prominent officials of Galilee.
And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
So the king immediately sent for an executioner and commanded him to bring back John’s head. And he went and had John beheaded in the prison,
Then he brought John's head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.
When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away John’s body and laid it in a tomb.
And He said to them, "How many loaves [of bread] do you have? Go and see." And when had found out, they said, "Five [barley] loaves [See John 6:9] and two [probably smoked] fish."
And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
And when Peter, James and John [See verse 2] returned to [the rest of] the disciples, they saw a large crowd gathered around them, and the experts in the law of Moses disputing with them.
And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
So, they answered Jesus and said, "We do not know [where John got his authority to immerse]." Jesus replied to them, " [Then] neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things [i.e., miracles and teaching]."
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
But a certain disciple that was standing nearby [i.e., Peter. See John 18:10] drew his sword and struck the head priest's servant [i.e., Malchus. See John 18:10], shearing off his ear.
It was nine o'clock in the morning and they crucified Him. [Note: John 19:14 indicates that the crucifixion took place about noon. This can be harmonized if we take Mark's account to mean when the entire process began].
And there were also some women watching all this from a distance. Among them were Mary from Magdala; Mary the mother of the younger James and [his brother] Joseph [i.e., probably the wife of Clopas. See John 19:25]; and Salome [i.e., the mother of James and John and wife of Zebedee. See Matt. 27:56].
Now when the Sabbath day was over [i.e., after sunset on Saturday evening], Mary from Magdala; Mary the mother of James [i.e., the "other Mary" of Matt. 28:1, who was probably Jesus' mother. See Matt. 27:56]; and Salome [i.e., the mother of James and John and wife of Zebedee. See Matt. 27:56], bought spices [i.e., consisting of aloes and other aromatic perfumes] in order to apply them to His body [i.e., as a means of embalming].
But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord and he will not drink any wine or intoxicating drinks [Note: This restriction suggests that John may have taken the special vow of consecration making him a "Nazarite"]. And he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the time he is born.
So, Mary stayed with [her relative] Elizabeth for about three months [i.e., until about the time John was born. See 1:26-31], and then returned to her home.
And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
Yes, you [my] child [i.e., John], will be called the prophet of the Highest [i.e., God], for you will go ahead of the Lord's presence to prepare His ways.
So, the child [i.e., John] grew and became strong in [his] spirit and stayed in the desert until the day when he appeared publicly to the Israelites.
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And I heard the number of the sealed: an hundred and fortyfour thousand sealed of all the tribes of the sons of Israel. Of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Aser twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Nepthalim twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Manasses twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Zabulon twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand sealed. Of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand sealed.
John » Mission of
And the Judean country, and the Jerusalemites, were going out to him, and all were being immersed by him in the river Jordan, acknowledging their sins. And John was dressed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and eating locusts and wild honey; And he proclaimed, saying, The stronger than I comes after me, of whom I am not sufficient, having bent the head, to loose the strings of his shoes. I truly immersed you in water: but he shall immerse you with the Holy Spirit.
To shine forth to those in darkness and sitting in the shadow of death, to direct our feet in the way of peace.
And they asked him, and said to him, Why immersest thou then, if thou art not Christ, neither Elias, neither a prophet? John answered them saying, I immerse in water: but he stands the midst of you, whom ye know not; This is he coming after me, who was before me, of whom I am not worthy that I might loose the strings of his shoes. These things were in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was immersing.
And I have seen, and testified that this is the Son of God.
He was a burning and manifest light: and ye wished to rejoice for a time in his light.
John » Testifies to the messiahship of jesus
In the morrow John sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, be taking away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who was before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he might be manifested to Israel, for this I came immersing in water. And John testified, saying, That I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it remained up on him. And I knew him not: but he having sent me to immerse in water, this said to me, Upon whomsoever thou shouldest see the Spirit descending, and remaining upon him, this is he immersing in the Holy Spirit. And I have seen, and testified that this is the Son of God. Again on the morrow John stood, and two of his disciples; And having looked upon Jesus walking, he says, Behold the Lamb of God
And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou hast testified, behold, he immerses, and all come to him. John answered and said, No man can receive anything except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves testify to me, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He having the bride is the bridegroom: and the friend of the bridegroom, standing and hearing him, rejoices with joy for the bridegroom's voice: therefore this my joy has been completed. He must increase, and I must be diminished. He coming from above is above all, he being of the earth is of earth, and speaks of earth: he coming from heaven is above all. And what he saw and heard, this be testifies: and none receives his testimony. He having received his testimony has fixed a seal that God is true. For he whom God sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure. The Father loves the Son, and he has given all things into his hand. He believing in the Son has eternal life: and he not believing the Son shall not see life, but the anger of God remains upon him.
John » His influence upon the public mind
And Jesus having turned, and seen them following, says to them, What seek ye? They said to him, Rabbi, (It says, being interpreted, Teacher,) where remainest thou He says to them, Come and see. They came and saw where he remains, and they remained with him that day: and it was about the tenth hour. It was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, one of the two having heard of John, and followed him.
John » Reproves herod antipas on account of his incest; herod imprisons him, and beheads him
For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her: And wishing to kill him, he was afraid of the crowd, because they held John as a prophet. The festivities of Herod's birthday being celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. Wherefore, with an oath, he agreed to give her whatever she should ask. And having been urged on by her mother, Give me, she says, here upon a board, the head of John the Baptist. And the king was grieved: but for his oath, and those reclining together at the table, he ordered to be given. And having sent, he beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought upon a board, and given to the girl, and she brought to her mother. And his disciples having come near, took away the body, and interred it; and having come, they announced to Jesus.
And Herodias had a grudge against him, and desired to kill him; and could not: For Herod feared John, knowing him a just and holy man, and he observed him: and having heard him, did many things, and heard him cheerfully. And a convenient day having come, when Herod in the festivities of his birthday made a supper to his leading persons,, and to the captains of thousands, and to the first of Galilee; And the daughter of this Herodias, having come in, and danced, and pleased Herod and those reclining together at table, the king said to the little girl, Ask me whatever thou wishest, and I will give thee. And he swore to her, That whatever thou shouldest ask, I will give thee, even to half my kingdom. And she having come out, said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Immerser. And having come quickly with haste to the king, she asked, saying, I wish that thou wouldest give me by itself, upon a board, the head of John the Immerser. And the king having been sorely grieved on account of the oaths and those reclining at table together, wished not to refuse her. And quickly the king, having sent a scout, commanded his head to be brought: And he having departed, beheaded him in prison, and brought his head upon a board, and gave it to the little girl: and the little girl gave it to her mother. And his disciples, having heard, came and took up his corpse, and put it in a tomb.
John » Baptizes jesus
And Jesus, having been immersed, went up straight from the water, and, behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him.
John » The testimony of jesus concerning (see below, jesus discourses upon)
He was a burning and manifest light: and ye wished to rejoice for a time in his light.
John » Herod antipas falsely supposes jesus to be
John » Ministry of
John » The apostle » Prepares the passover meal
And his disciples went out, and came to the city, and found as he said to them: and they prepared the pascha.
And ye shall say to the master of the house, The Teacher says to thee, Where is the room where I should eat the pascha with my disciples? And he shall shew you a great upper room spread: there prepare ye. And having departed, they found as he said to them; and they prepared the pascha.
John » The apostle » Is present when jesus performs the following miracles » The healing of peter's mother-in-law
John » The baptist » Prophecies concerning
And joy shall be to thee, and gladness: and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great before the Lord, and wine and fermented liquor he should not drink; and with the Holy Spirit shall he be filled, even from his mother's womb. And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn back to the Lord their God. And he shall come before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the intelligence of the just; to prepare a people having been put in order for the Lord.
John » Lives in the desert
John » The apostle » Is present with jesus in the garden of gethsemane
John » The apostle » Intolerance of
John » Affected probably by the doctrines of the stoics
John » The apostle » Is present when jesus performs the following miracles » The transfiguration
John » The apostle » Civil ambitions of
And he says to them, Truly my cup shall ye drink, and with the immersion which I am immersed shall ye be immersed; but to sit on my right, and on my left, is not mine to give, but to those it was prepared for by my Father. And the ten having heard, felt pain about the two brethren.
And Jesus said to them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink the cup which I drink? and the immersion with which I am immersed to be immersed And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, Truly the cup which I drink shall ye drink; and the immersion with which I am immersed, shall ye be immersed. And to sit from my right hand, and from my left is not mine to give; but for whom it has been prepared. And the ten having heard, began to feel pain about James and John.
John » The apostle » Writes to the congregations » See the epistles of john
John » A nazarite
John » Jesus discourses upon
For this is he for whom it was Written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I say to you, in the begotten of women has there not risen a greater than John the Immerser; but the less in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. From the days of John the Immerser till now the kingdom of the heavens is achieved by force, and they committing violence seize it eagerly. For all the prophets, And the law prophesied till John. And if ye will receive, this is Elias he about to come. He having ears to hear, let him hear. To what shall I liken this generation I it is like little boys sitting in market-places, and calling to their companions, And saying, We played the flute to you, and ye moved not; we lamented to you and ye lamented not. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has an evil spirit. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man a glutton, and wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinful; and wisdom has been justified from her children.
This is he of whom it has been written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. For I say to you, Among the begotten of women none is a greater prophet than John the Immerser; and the less in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And all the people having heard, and the publicans, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John. And the Pharisees, and they pertaining to the law, rejected the counsel of God against themselves, not immersed by him. And the Lord said, To whom shall I liken the men of this generation? and to whom are they like? They are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling to one another, and saying, We played the flute to you, and ye danced not; we lamented to you, and ye wept not. For John the Immerser came, neither eating bread, nor drinking wine, and ye say, He has a demon.
John » Sends two disciples to jesus
The blind receive sight, and the lame walk, the leprous are cleansed, and the deaf bear, the dead are roused, and the poor have good news announced. And happy is he who shall not give cause of offence in me.
And in that same hour he cured many of diseases, and scourges, and evil spirits, and to many blind he conferred the favor to see. And Jesus having answered said to them, Having gone, announce to John what ye saw and heard; for the blind look up, the lame walk, the leprous are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor are announced good news. And happy is he, whoever should not be offended in me.
John » The apostle » Intimately associated with jesus
Jesus answers, This is he to whom I, having dipped a small morsel, shall bestow. And having dipped the small morsel, he gives to Judas Iscariot, of Simon.
John » The apostle » Is present when jesus performs the following miracles » The two catches of fish
And morning being already come, Jesus stood on the sea-shore: yet the disciples knew not that it is Jesus. Then says Jesus to them, Children, have ye nothing cooked to eat? They answered him, No. And he said to them, Cast the net to the right parts of the ship, and ye shall find. Therefore they cast, and were no more able to draw it, from the multitude of fishes. Then that disciple says, whom Jesus loved, to Peter, It is the Lord. Then Simon Peter having heard that it is the Lord, girded round the upper garment, (for he was naked,) and cast himself into the sea.
John » Character of
John » The apostle » Is present when jesus performs the following miracles » The raising of the daughter of jairus
John » Miraculous birth of
And joy shall be to thee, and gladness: and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great before the Lord, and wine and fermented liquor he should not drink; and with the Holy Spirit shall he be filled, even from his mother's womb. And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn back to the Lord their God. And he shall come before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the intelligence of the just; to prepare a people having been put in order for the Lord. And Zacharias said to the messenger, By what shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife advanced in her days. The messenger having answered, said to him, I am Gabriel, standing before God; and was sent to speak to thee, and announce these good news to thee. And, behold, thou shalt be silent, and not able to speak, till the day in which these things shall be, because thou didst not believe my words, which shall be completed in their time.
And his mother, having answered said, Nay; but he shall be called John. And they said to her, That there is none among thy kindred who is called by this name. And they nodded to his father, what he may wish to have him called. And having asked for a small writing tablet, he wrote, saying, John is his name. And they all wondered. And his month was opened immediately, and his tongue, and he spake, praising God. And fear was upon all dwelling round about them: and in all the mount of Judea all these words were discoursed about.
John » The apostle » Present at the trial of jesus which took place in front of the high priest
John » The apostle » Present at the crucifixion
John » The apostle » Sent by the jerusalem congregation with the commission to samaria
Then put they hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
John » The apostle » Present at the gravesite of jesus
And having stood stooping, he sees the linen bandages lying; yet he did not go in. Then comes Simon Peter following him, and he came into the tomb, and sees the linen bandages lying, And the napkin, which was upon his head, not lying with the linen bandages, but separately inwrapped in one place. Then, therefore, went in also the other disciple, having first come to the tomb, and he saw, and believed.
John » The apostle » Is intrusted with the care of mary, mother of jesus
John » The apostle » Present with peter in the temple courtyard
And Peter, having looked intently upon him with John, said, Look upon us. And he fixed his attention upon them, expecting to receive something of them. And Peter said, Silver and gold are not to me; but what I have, this I give thee: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarite, arise and walk. And having taken him by the right hand, he raised: and immediately his feet and ankles were rendered firm. And springing forth he stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and springing, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew him, that this was he sitting for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that having happened to him. And the lame healed holding Peter and John, all the people ran to them in the porch called Solomon's, much amazed.
John » The apostle » Imprisoned by the rulers of the jews
And many of them having heard the word, believed; and the number of men was about five thousand. And it was on the morrow, their rulers, and elders, and scribes, were gathered together at Jerusalem, And Annas, chief priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the lineage of the chief priest. And having set them in the midst, they inquired, In what power, or in what name did ye do this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we are this day examined of the kindness of the sick man, by whom he has been saved; Be it known to all you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarite, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in this he stands before you whole. This is the stone set at nought by you building, he having been for the head of the corner. And salvation is in no other: for neither is another name given under heaven among men, in which we must be saved. And seeing the freedom of speech of Peter and John, and comprehending that they are illiterate men, and private individuals, they wondered; and they knew them, that they were with Jesus. And seeing the man healed standing with them, they had nothing to contradict. And having urged them to depart out of the council, they deliberated with one another, Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that truly a known sign has been by them, manifest to all them dwelling in Jerusalem: and we cannot deny. But that it be not more and more exposed to the wind among the people, let us threaten them with a threat, to speak no more in this name to any man. And having called them, they enjoined them universally not to utter neither to teach in the name of Jesus. And Peter and John having answered to them, said, If it is just before God to hear you rather than God, judge ye.