Acts 4

ABU(i) 1 AND while they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, 2 being indignant because they taught the people, and announced in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in prison unto the morrow; for it was now evening. 4 But many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men became about five thousand. 5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 6 and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together unto Jerusalem. 7 And having set them in the midst, they asked: By what power, or by what name, did ye do this? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel; 9 if we are this day examined in respect to a good deed done to an impotent man, by what means this person has been made whole; 10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him does this man stand here before you whole. 11 He is the stone that was set at naught by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 And there is salvation in no other; for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, in which we must be saved. 13 And seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceiving that they were unlearned and obscure men, they wondered; and they recognized them, that they were with Jesus. 14 And beholding the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say against it. 15 But having commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying: What shall we do to these men? For that a notorious miracle has been done by them is manifest to all that dwell in Jerusalem, and we are not able to deny it. 17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us strictly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. 18 And having called them, they commanded them not to speak at all, nor teach, in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answering said to them: Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye. 20 For we can not but speak the things which we saw and heard. 21 And they, having further threatened them, let them go, finding no way to punish them, on account of the people, because all glorified God for that which was done; 22 for the man was above forty years old, on whom this sign of the healing had been wrought. 23 And being dismissed, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders said to them. 24 And they, hearing it, lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said: Lord, thou art he who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things in them; 25 who by the mouth of thy servant David said: Why did the heathen rage, And the peoples imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood near, And the rulers assembled together, Against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For in truth there assembled in this city, against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever thy hand and thy counsel before determined to be done. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings; and grant to thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30 by stretching forth thy hand for healing, and that signs and wonders may be wrought through the name of thy holy servant Jesus. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. 32 And the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and of one soul; and not one said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave the testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; and great grace was upon them all. 34 For there was no one among them that lacked; for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things sold, 35 and laid them at the feet of the apostles; and distribution was made to each one, according as he had need. 36 And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is interpreted, Son of consolation), a Levite, born in Cyprus, 37 having land sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the feet of the apostles.