Bible: Acts 4:13-22

4:13 When they saw the boldness 1  of Peter and John, and discovered 2  that they were uneducated 3  and ordinary 4  men, they were amazed and recognized these men had been with Jesus. 4:14 And because they saw the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say against this. 5  4:15 But when they had ordered them to go outside the council, 6  they began to confer with one another, 4:16 saying, “What should we do with these men? For it is plain 7  to all who live in Jerusalem that a notable miraculous sign 8  has come about through them, 9  and we cannot deny it. 4:17 But to keep this matter from spreading any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more 10  to anyone in this name.” 4:18 And they called them in and ordered 11  them not to speak or teach at all in the name 12  of Jesus. 4:19 But Peter and John replied, 13 Whether it is right before God to obey 14  you rather than God, you decide, 4:20 for it is impossible 15  for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.” 4:21 After threatening them further, they released them, for they could not find how to punish them on account of the people, because they were all praising 16  God for what had happened. 4:22 For the man, on whom this miraculous sign 17  of healing had been performed, 18  was over forty years old.

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