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Acts 4 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Peter and John Arrested

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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 disturbed 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 prison 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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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, John, and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:7 - When they had placed them in the center, 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]on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to [fn]how this man has been made well,
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 4:12 - “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.”

Threat and Release

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Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, 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]Council, they began to confer with one another,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:16 - saying, “What are we to do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy [fn]miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:17 - “But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let’s warn them not to speak any longer to any person 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 listen to you rather than to God, make your own judgment;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:20 - for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:21 - 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 on whom this [fn]miracle of healing had been performed was more than forty years old.
(cf. Psa 2:1, 2 )
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When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported everything that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:24 - And when they heard this, they raised their voices to God with one mind and said, “[fn]Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND EVERYTHING 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 purpose predestined to occur.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:29 - “And [fn]now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant it to Your bond-servants to speak Your word with all confidence,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:30 - while You extend Your hand to heal, and [fn]signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy [fn]Servant Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:31 - And when they had prayed, 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 boldness.

Sharing among Believers

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And the [fn]congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them [fn]claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:33 - And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant 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 to the extent that 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 - [fn]owned a tract of land. So he sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or in the case of
Lit word
Or having just been filled
Lit Rulers of the people and elders
Lit answering
Or by what; or by whom
Or in
Or in
Or Him
Lit This One
Lit that they had been
Or Sanhedrin
Or sign
Or on the basis of
Or sign
Or Master
Or Gentiles
Or approached
I.e., Messiah
Or Son
Or nations
Or as for the present situation
I.e., confirming miracles
Or Son
Or community; lit multitude
Lit was saying
Lit the prices of the things being sold
Or Exhortation; or Consolation
Lit a tract...belonging to him, he sold...

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