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Chapter 4

Acts 4:1 As they spoke to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

Acts 4:2 being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Acts 4:3 Then they laid hands on them, and put them in jail until the next day: for it was now evening.

Acts 4:4 However many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Acts 4:5 And it came to pass on the next day, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

Acts 4:6 and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the relatives of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

Acts 4:7 When they had set them in the midst, they asked, by what power, or by what name, have you done this?

Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Acts 4:9 if we this day are judged for the good deed done to the helpless man, by what means is he made whole;

Acts 4:10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who you crucified, who God raised from the dead, even by Him does this man stand here before you healthy.

Acts 4:11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, which we must be saved.

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:14 And beholding the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

Acts 4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

Acts 4:16 saying, what will we do to these men? For that indeed a great miracle has been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us strictly threaten them that they speak from now on to no man in this name.

Acts 4:18 Then they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 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.

Acts 4:22 For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was showed.

Acts 4:23 Then being let go, they went to their own companions, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

Acts 4:24 When they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, You are God, who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

Acts 4:25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said, why did the nations rage, and the people imagine vain things?

Acts 4:26 The kings of the land stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

Acts 4:27 For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, who You have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the nations, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Acts 4:28 For to do whatever Your hand and Your counsel determined before to be done.

Acts 4:29 Now, Lord, behold their threats: and grant to Your servants, that with all boldness they may speak Your word,

Acts 4:30 By stretching out Your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.

Acts 4:31 When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness!

Acts 4:32 For the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that anything of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things in common.

Acts 4:33 So with great power the apostles gave witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Acts 4:34 Neither were there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the price of the things that were sold,

Acts 4:35 and laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made to every man according as he had need.

Acts 4:36 Then Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of encouragement) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

Acts 4:37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.