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Acts 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Peter and John Arrested

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Now as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:2 - being greatly agitated because they were teaching the people and proclaiming [fn]in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:3 - And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:4 - But many of those who had heard the [fn]message believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
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Now it happened that on the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:6 - and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:7 - And when they had placed them in their midst, they began to inquire, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:8 - Then Peter, [fn]filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “[fn]Rulers and elders of the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:9 - if we are [fn]being examined today for a good deed done to a sick man, [fn]as to how this man has been [fn]saved from his sickness,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:10 - let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that [fn]by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead[fn]by [fn]this name this man stands here before you in good health.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:11 - [fn]He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:12 - “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

Peter and John Threatened and Released

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Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and comprehended that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were marveling, and began to recognize them [fn]as having been with Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:14 - And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:15 - But when they had ordered them to leave the [fn]Sanhedrin, they began to confer with one another,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:16 - saying, “What should we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy [fn]sign has happened through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:17 - “But lest it spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:18 - And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all [fn]in the name of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:19 - But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to hear you rather than God, you be the judge;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:20 - for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:21 - And when they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:22 - for the man was more than forty years old on whom this sign of healing had occurred.
(cf. Psa 2:1, 2 )
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So when they were released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:24 - And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Master, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:25 - who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,



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“For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy [fn]Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the [fn]Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:28 - to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:29 - “And [fn]now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your slaves may speak Your word with all confidence,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:30 - while You extend Your hand to heal, and [fn]signs and wonders happen through the name of Your holy [fn]Servant Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:31 - And when they had prayed earnestly, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with confidence.

Distribution Among Needy Believers

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And the [fn]congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and not one was saying that any of his possessions was his own, but, for them, everything was common.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:33 - And with great power the apostles were bearing witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:34 - For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the [fn]proceeds of the sales
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:35 - and lay them at the apostles’ feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
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Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of [fn]Encouragement),

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:37 - and who owned a field, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
LSB Footnotes
Or in the case of
Lit word
Or having just been filled
Lit Rulers of the people and elders
Or on trial
Or by whom
Or made well
Or in
Or in
Or Him
Lit This One
Lit that they had been
Or Council
Or attesting miracle
Or on the basis of
Or nations
Or approached
Or Anointed One; Messiah, cf. Ps 2:2; Acts 4:27
Or Son
Or nations
Or as for the present situation
Or attesting miracles
Or Son
Or multitude
Lit the prices of the things being sold
Or Exhortation, Consolation

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