The New Testament
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Acts 5:17Acts 5:28

8. The Continuation of the Persecution by the Jewish Religionists

a. The Sanhedrin's Arrest of the Apostles and the Lord's Rescue

17 And the high priest and all those with him, the local asect of the bSadducees, rose up and were filled with cjealousy;

18 And they alaid their hands on the apostles and put them in public custody.

19 But during the night an aangel of the Lord bopened the doors of the prison, and leading them out, said,

20 Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the 1awords of 2this life.

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.

24 Now when they heard these words, both the 1acaptain of the temple and the chief priests were utterly perplexed concerning them as to what this would come to.

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.

26 Then the captain with the officers went away and brought them without violence, for they feared the apeople, lest they would be bstoned.

27 And having brought them, they stood them in the aSanhedrin. And the high priest questioned them,

28 Saying, We 1strictly charged you anot to teach based upon this name; and behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man's bblood upon us.