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Acts 4:1 (show verse)

As they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came to them,

Acts 4:2 (show verse)

being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Acts 4:3 (show verse)

They laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was now evening.

Acts 4:4 (show verse)

But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Acts 4:5 (show verse)

It happened in the morning, that their rulers, elders, and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem.

Acts 4:6 (show verse)

Annas the high priest was there, with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and as many as were relatives of the high priest.

Acts 4:7 (show verse)

When they had stood them in the middle of them, they inquired, "By what power, or in what name, have you done this?"

Acts 4:8 (show verse)

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Acts 4:9 (show verse)

if we are examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,

Acts 4:10 (show verse)

be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand here before you whole.

Acts 4:11 (show verse)

He is 'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.'

Acts 4:12 (show verse)

There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, by which we must be saved!"
holy Boldness » Exemplified » Peter and john
Caiaphas » Peter and other disciples accused before
Christ » Indispensable absolutely indispensable » The only saviour
Christ » Salvation through » The only saviour
Christ » Precious » The only saviour
Christian ministers » Faithful » Apostles
Confessing Christ » Exemplified » Peter and john
Courage » Instances of personal bravery » Peter and other disciples
Court » Accused spoke in his own defense
eternal Death » Christ, the only way of escape from
Defense » Of peter
Divine Requirements » Spiritual necessities emphasized by Christ » New Birth
Foundation » There being no real foundation other than jesus Christ
Government » Mosaic » Constitutes, with priests and scribes, a court for the trial of both civil and ecclesiastical causes
Christ Indispensable » The only saviour
Jesus Christ » Jesus Christ being the only Christ
Jesus Christ » In his name » Salvation
John » The apostle » Imprisoned by the rulers of the jews
Only saviour » Absolutely indispensable » The only saviour
Only saviour » Jesus the » His is the only saving name
Persecution » Instances of » Of the apostles
Peter » Accused by the council; his defense
Priest » Miscellaneous facts concerning » Reprove and threaten peter and john
Salvation » The lord being the only savior
Salvation » Is by Christ alone
Salvation » The only saviour
Jesus Christ, Savior » Absolutely indispensable » The only saviour
Jesus Christ, Savior » Christ the only » His is the only saving name
Sinners » Salvation » The only saviour
Spiritual » Spiritual necessities emphasized by Christ » New Birth

Acts 4:13 (show verse)

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled. They recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:14 (show verse)

Seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

Acts 4:15 (show verse)

But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

Acts 4:16 (show verse)

saying, "What shall we do to these men? Because indeed a notable miracle has been done through them, as can be plainly seen by all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we can't deny it.

Acts 4:17 (show verse)

But so that this spreads no further among the people, let's threaten them, that from now on they don't speak to anyone in this name."

Acts 4:18 (show verse)

They called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

Acts 4:19 (show verse)

But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,
holy Boldness » Produced by » The fear of God
Caiaphas » Peter and other disciples accused before
Christian ministers » Faithful » Apostles
Conscience » Faithful » Of peter, in declaring the whole counsel of God
Courage » Instances of personal bravery » Peter and other disciples
Courage » Instances of the courage of conviction » Peter and john, in refusing to obey men, rather than God
Courageous reformers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Court » Accused spoke in his own defense
Government » Mosaic » Constitutes, with priests and scribes, a court for the trial of both civil and ecclesiastical causes
religious Intolerance » The jewish leaders » In persecuting the disciples
John » The apostle » Imprisoned by the rulers of the jews
Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Missionary-work by ministers » Obligations to engage in
Obedience to God » Obligations to
Peter » Courage
Peter » Empowered » Enduing him with boldness and courage
Peter » Accused by the council; his defense
Priest » Miscellaneous facts concerning » Reprove and threaten peter and john
Courageous reformers » Rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Religious » Reformers courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Religious » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Seven » Example of steadfastness » Peter and john
Stability » Seven notable examples of » Peter and john
Steadfastness » Seven notable examples of » Peter and john

Acts 4:20 (show verse)

for we can't help telling the things which we saw and heard."
Caiaphas » Peter and other disciples accused before
Christian ministers » Faithful » Apostles
Conscience » Faithful » Of peter, in declaring the whole counsel of God
Courage » Examples of » Christ
Courage » Instances of personal bravery » Peter and other disciples
Courageous reformers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Court » Accused spoke in his own defense
Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative
Government » Mosaic » Constitutes, with priests and scribes, a court for the trial of both civil and ecclesiastical causes
religious Intolerance » The jewish leaders » In persecuting the disciples
Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Missionary-work by ministers » Obligations to engage in
Peter » Courage
Peter » Empowered » Enduing him with boldness and courage
Peter » Accused by the council; his defense
Power » Of testimony » Becomes irrepressible
Pressure of duty » It makes the message imperative
Priest » Miscellaneous facts concerning » Reprove and threaten peter and john
Courageous reformers » Rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Religious » Reformers courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Religious » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin
Seven » Example of steadfastness » Peter and john
Stability » Seven notable examples of » Peter and john
Steadfastness » Seven notable examples of » Peter and john
religious Testimony » Withheld special marks of true » Becomes irrepressible

Acts 4:21 (show verse)

When they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for everyone glorified God for that which was done.

Acts 4:22 (show verse)

For the man on whom this miracle of healing was performed was more than forty years old.

Acts 4:23 (show verse)

Being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.

Acts 4:24 (show verse)

When they heard it, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, "O Lord, you are God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that is in them;

Acts 4:25 (show verse)

who by the mouth of your servant, David, said, 'Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?

Acts 4:26 (show verse)

The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take council together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.'

Acts 4:27 (show verse)

"For truly, in this city against your holy servant, Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

Acts 4:28 (show verse)

to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.

Acts 4:29 (show verse)

Now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness,

Acts 4:30 (show verse)

while you stretch out your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Servant Jesus."

Acts 4:31 (show verse)

When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Acts 4:32 (show verse)

The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.

Acts 4:33 (show verse)

With great power, the apostles gave their testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Great grace was on them all.

Acts 4:34 (show verse)

For neither was there among them any who lacked, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,

Acts 4:35 (show verse)

and laid them at the apostles' feet, and distribution was made to each, according as anyone had need.

Acts 4:36 (show verse)

Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race,

Acts 4:37 (show verse)

having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.