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
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
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
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,
4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and
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
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
4:33 And with great power the apostles gave testimony of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them
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.