OF THE APOSTLES
OF THE APOSTLES
5. The Beginning of the Persecution by the Jewish Religionists
a. The Arrest and Inquiry by the Sanhedrin
3 And they alaid their hands on them and placed them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.
4 But many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of men came to about five athousand.
5 And on the next day their rulers and elders and scribes were 1gathered together in Jerusalem,
7 And they stood them in the midst and inquired, 1By what power or in what name did you do this?
b. Peter's Testimony
10 Let it be known to you all and to all the people of Israel that in the aname of Jesus Christ the 1Nazarene, whom 2you bcrucified and whom 3God has craised from the dead, in this name this man stands before you in good health.
c. The Sanhedrin's Prohibition
14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say against it.
16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? For that indeed a notable asign has occurred through them is manifest to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
17 But in order that this would not be spread further among the people, let us threaten them that they no longer speak based upon this name to anyone.
18 And when they called them, they charged them anot to utter anything at all nor teach based upon the name of Jesus.
d. Peter and John's Reply
19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you arather than to God, you judge;
20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have aseen and heard.
e. The Sanhedrin's Release
21 And when they had further threatened them, they released them, finding no way that they could punish them on account of the apeople, because they all were glorifying God for what had happened;
22 For the man on whom this sign of healing had occurred was more than forty years old.
f. The Church's Praise and Prayer
23 And when they had been released, they went to their 1own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.
26 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against aHis Christ.''
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings and grant Your slaves to speak Your word with all aboldness,
6. The Continuation of the Church Life
a. The Positive Scene
37 Who possessed a field, sold it and brought the sum of money and placed it at the feet of the apostles.