OF THE APOSTLES
OF THE APOSTLES
b. The Negative Scene
1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property
2 And put aside for himself some of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it. And he brought some part of it and laid it at the afeet of the apostles.
6 And the young men arose and wrapped him up; and carrying him out, they buried him.
7 And it happened that after an interval of about three hours, his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in.
8 And Peter answered her, Tell me whether you have sold the land for this much? And she said, Yes, for this much.
9 And Peter said to her, Why is it that it was 1agreed between you two to atest the bSpirit of the 2Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.
10 And she afell down instantly at his feet and expired. And the young men came in and found her dead; and carrying her out, they buried her with her husband.
7. The Signs and Wonders Done through the Apostles
13 And none of the rest dared to join themselves to them, but the apeople magnified them.
16 And the multitude from the cities surrounding Jerusalem also came together, carrying the asick and those troubled by unclean spirits, for such ones were all being healed.
8. The Continuation of the Persecution by the Jewish Religionists
a. The Sanhedrin's Arrest of the Apostles and the Lord's Rescue
18 And they alaid their hands on the apostles and put them in public custody.
21 And when they heard this, they entered about daybreak into the temple and began to teach. And the ahigh priest and those with him came up and called together the bSanhedrin, 1even all the council of elders of the sons of Israel, and sent men to the prison for them to be brought.
22 But when the officers arrived, they did not find them in the prison; and they returned and reported,
23 Saying, The prison we found locked with all security, and the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened the doors, we found no one inside.
25 And someone came up and reported to them, Behold, the men whom you put in the prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.
27 And having brought them, they stood them in the aSanhedrin. And the high priest questioned them,
b. The Apostles' Testimony
29 But Peter and the apostles answered and said, It is necessary to obey God arather than men.
c. The Sanhedrin's Prohibition and Release
35 And he said to them, Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves, with regard to these men, in what you are about to do.
36 For before these days Theudas rose up, saying that he was somebody, with whom a number of men, about four hundred, took sides. And he was done away with, and all who were persuaded by him were dispersed and came to nothing.
37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the aenrollment and drew away a group of people after him. And that man perished, and all who were persuaded by him were scattered.
38 And now I say to you, withdraw from these men and leave them alone; for should this acounsel or this work be of men, it will be overthrown;
39 But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them, lest you be found to be even afighters against God.