4:1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, 4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put [them] in custody to the next day: for it was now evening. 4:4 But many of them who heard the word, believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. 4:5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 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 assembled at Jerusalem. 4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name have ye done this? 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 4:9 If we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made sound. 4:10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you sound. 4:11 This is the stone which was set at naught by you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved. 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 4:14 And beholding the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 4:15 But when they had commanded them to withdraw from the council, they conferred among themselves, 4:16 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]. 4:17 But that it may spread no further among the people, let us strictly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. 4:18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus. 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye. 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 4:21 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. 4:22 For the man was above forty years old on whom this miracle of healing was performed. 4:23 And being dismissed, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, who hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that is in them; 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 assembled against the Lord, and against his Christ. 4:27 For in truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were assembled, 4:28 To do whatever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 4:30 By stretching forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 4:31 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. 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart, and of one soul: neither said any [of them] that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 4:33 And with great power the apostles gave testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 4:34 Neither was there any among them that was in want: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 4:35 And laid [them] down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made to every man according as he had need. 4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus, 4:37 Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet.