c. The Sanhedrin's Prohibition and Release
33 But when they aheard this, they were 1exasperated and intended to do away with them.
34 But a certain 1Pharisee in the aSanhedrin named bGamaliel, a cteacher of the law honored by all the people, stood up and commanded that they put the men outside for a little while.
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.
40 And they were persuaded by him. And having called the apostles to them, they abeat them and charged them bnot to speak based upon the name of Jesus; and they released them.