Bible: Acts 4:1-12

The Arrest and Trial of Peter and John

4:1 While Peter and John 1  were speaking to the people, the priests and the commander 2  of the temple guard 3  and the Sadducees 4  came up 5  to them, 4:2 angry 6  because they were teaching the people and announcing 7  in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 4:3 So 8  they seized 9  them and put them in jail 10  until the next day (for it was already evening). 4:4 But many of those who had listened to 11  the message 12  believed, and the number of the men 13  came to about five thousand.

4:5 On the next day, 14  their rulers, elders, and experts in the law 15  came together 16  in Jerusalem. 17  4:6 Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and others who were members of the high priest’s family. 18  4:7 After 19  making Peter and John 20  stand in their midst, they began to inquire, “By what power or by what name 21  did you do this? 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, 22  replied, 23 Rulers of the people and elders, 24  4:9 if 25  we are being examined 26  today for a good deed 27  done to a sick man – by what means this man was healed 28  4:10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ 29  the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy. 4:11 This Jesus 30  is the stone that was rejected by you, 31  the builders, that has become the cornerstone. 32  4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people 33  by which we must 34  be saved.”

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