4:1-4 And as they spake unto the people, the priests and the captain
of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them...Being grieved that they
taught the people and preached through Jesus the
resurrection from the dead....And they laid hands on them and put them
in hold unto the next day, for it was now eventide...Howbeit many of them
which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five
4:5 And it came to pass on the morrow that their rulers and elders
4:6 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 at Jerusalem.
4:7-9 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what
power or by what name, have you done this? Then Peter filled with the Holy
Ghost said unto them, You rulers of the people and elders of Israel, If
we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what
means he is made whole;
4:10 Be it known unto you all and to all the people of Israel, that
by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom
you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him does this
man stand here before you whole.
4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which
is become the head of the corner.
4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is none other
His name mean?).under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.
4:13-23 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived
that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took
knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. And beholding the man
which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred
among themselves saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed
a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell
in Jerusalem and we cannot deny it. But that it spread no further among
the people, let us straitly threaten them that they speak henceforth to
no man in this name. And they called them and commanded them not to speak
at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and
said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto
you more than unto God, judge you. For we cannot but speak the things which
we have seen and heard. So when they had further threatened them, they
let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the
people; for all men glorified God for that which was done. For the man
was above forty years old on whom this miracle of healing was shewed. And
being let go they went to their own company and reported all that the chief
priests and elders had said unto them.
4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with
one accord and said, Lord, you
art God, which hast made heaven, and earth,
and the sea, and all that in them is.
4:25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen
rage and the people imagine vain things?
4:26 The kings of the earth stood up and the rulers were gathered together
against the Lord, and against his Christ.
4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed,
both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel,
were gathered together.
4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before
to be done.
4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they
spake the word of God with boldness.
4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great
grace was upon them all..(Greek
word for "great" is "mega")
4:34,35 Neither was there any among them that lacked. For as many as
were possessors of lands or houses sold them and brought the prices of
the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles' feet; and
distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
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