The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 4:1–37

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Now while they were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them,

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being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.

being grieved that they were teaching the people and announcing in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Being infuriated that they taught the people and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

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And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.

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However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

But many of them that heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

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Now it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes were gathered together at Jerusalem,

And the next day, the leaders and the elders and the scribes gathered together;

And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

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as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of high priestly descent.

and Annas the high priest [was there], and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest.

And also Annas the high priest, and CaÆiaphas and John and Alexander and those who were of the family of the high priest.

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And they brought them forward and began to inquire, "By what power or by what name have you done this?"

And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, By what power, or in what name, have ye done this?

And stationing them in the middle, they questioned them: “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?”

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Then Peter, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders of Israel

Then Simon Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, Leaders of the people and elders of the house of Israel, listen.

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If we today are being judged for a good work to a weak man, by what means he has been made well,

if we this day are examined concerning a good deed done to an impotent man, by what means this man is made whole;

If we are convicted today by you, concerning the good which has been done to a sick man, on the ground of by what means he was healed;

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10  let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this[ name] this [man] stands here before you whole.

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11  This is the 'stone which was rejected by you, the builders, which became the chief cornerstone.'

11  He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.

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12  Nor is there salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven which has been given among men by which we must be saved."

12  And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved.

12  There is no salvation by any other man; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

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13  Now when they observed the boldness of Peter and John, and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

13  Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

13  Then, seeing the constancy of Peter and John, having verified that they were men without letters or learning, they wondered. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

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14  But because they saw standing with them the man who had been healed, they had nothing to say against [them].

14  And seeing the man that was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

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15  And they commanded them to go away outside the council, and began to confer among themselves,

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

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16  saying, "What shall we do to these men? For indeed, that a known sign has come to pass by them is evident to all those who are dwelling in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.

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17  But lest it be spread further among the people, let us threaten them with a threat, to speak no longer in this name."

17  But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

17  But, so that this news should not spread further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

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18  And summoning them, they commanded them not to speak at all nor to teach in the name of Jesus.

18  And they called them, and charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

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19  But Peter and John answered them and said, "Whether it is right before God to hear you rather than God, you judge.

19  Yet truly, Peter and John said in response to them: “Judge whether it is just in the sight of God to listen to you, rather than to God.

19  But Simon Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right before God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.

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20  For we can do none other but to speak the things which we saw and heard.

20  For we are unable to refrain from speaking the things that we have seen and heard.”

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21  So having threatened them further, they released them, finding no way of punishing them, on account of the people, because they all were glorifying God over that which had occurred.

21  But they, threatening them, sent them away, having not found a way that they might punish them because of the people. For all were glorifying the things that had been done in these events.

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22  For the man was over forty, on whom had come about this sign of healing.

22  For the man in whom this sign of a cure had been accomplished was more than forty years old.

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23  And being released, they came to their own, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

23  Then, having been released, they went to their own, and they reported in full what the leaders of the priests and the elders had said to them.

23  After they were released, they went to their brethren and told them all that the high priests and elders had said.

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24  So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one mind and said: "Lord, You are God, who made heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them,

24  And they, when they heard it, lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, O Lord, thou that didst make the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is

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25  who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: 'Why did the nations rage, and the people conspired vain things?

25  who, by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said: ‘Why have the Gentiles been seething, and why have the people been pondering nonsense?

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26  The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were assembled together against YHWH and against His Christ.'

26  The kings and the rulers of the earth have revolted and have taken counsel together against the LORD and against his Anointed.

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27  "For truly they were assembled against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel,

27  for of a truth in this city against thy holy Servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together,

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28  to do all that Your hand and Your counsel foreordained to come to pass.

28  to do what your hand and your counsel had decreed would be done.

28  For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

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29  Now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,

29  And even now, O LORD, look and see their threatenings; and grant to your servants that they may freely preach your word,

29  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

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30  by extending Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may come about through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus."

30  while thy stretchest forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of thy holy Servant Jesus.

30  Just as your hand is freely stretched out for healings, and wonders and the miracles which are done in the name of your holy Son Jesus.

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31  And when they had prayed, the place where they were gathered was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

31  And when they had petitioned and made their supplications, the place in which they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and they spoke the word of God boldly.

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32  Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things belonging to him was his own, but they had all things in common.

32  Then the multitude of believers were of one heart and one soul. Neither did anyone say that any of the things that he possessed were his own, but all things were common to them.

32  Now the congregation of the believers were of one soul and of one mind; not one of them spoke of the property he possessed as his own; but everything they had was in common.

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33  And with great power the apostles were giving forth their witness of the resurrection of YHWH Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

33  And the apostles testified with great power concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ; and they were all greatly favored.

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34  Nor was there anyone needy among them; for all who were owners of lands or houses were selling them, and were bringing the proceeds of the things which had been sold,

34  For neither was there among them any that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

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35  and were placing them beside the feet of the apostles; and they were distributing to each, to the degree that anyone had need.

35  and laid them at the apostles` feet: and distribution was made unto each, according as any one had need.

35  And placed them at the disposal of the disciples; and the proceeds were then given to every man according to his needs.

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36  And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a Cyprian by nation,

36  And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of exhortation), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race,

36  Now Joseph, who the Apostles surnamed Barnabas (which is translated as ‘son of consolation’), who was a Levite of Cyprian descent,

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37  who, possessing a field, sold it and brought the money and placed it beside the feet of the apostles.

37  having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles` feet.

37  since he had land, he sold it, and he brought the proceeds and placed these at the feet of the Apostles.