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Acts 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:1 - And as they are speaking unto the people, there came to them the priests, and the magistrate of the temple, and the Sadducees --
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:2 - being grieved because of their teaching the people, and preaching in Jesus the rising again out of the dead --
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:3 - and they laid hands upon them, and did put them in custody unto the morrow, for it was evening already;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:4 - and many of those hearing the word did believe, and the number of the men became, as it were, five thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:5 - And it came to pass upon the morrow, there were gathered together of them the rulers, and elders, and scribes, to Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:6 - and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the chief priest,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:7 - and having set them in the midst, they were inquiring, 'In what power, or in what name did ye do this?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:8 - Then Peter, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them: 'Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:9 - if we to-day are examined concerning the good deed to the ailing man, by whom he hath been saved,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:10 - be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye did crucify, whom God did raise out of the dead, in him hath this one stood by before you whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:11 - 'This is the stone that was set at nought by you -- the builders, that became head of a corner;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:12 - and there is not salvation in any other, for there is no other name under the heaven that hath been given among men, in which it behoveth us to be saved.'

Threat and Release

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:13 - And beholding the openness of Peter and John, and having perceived that they are men unlettered and plebeian, they were wondering -- they were taking knowledge also of them that with Jesus they had been --
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:14 - and seeing the man standing with them who hath been healed, they had nothing to say against it,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:15 - and having commanded them to go away out of the sanhedrim, they took counsel with one another,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:16 - saying, 'What shall we do to these men? because that, indeed, a notable sign hath been done through them, to all those dwelling in Jerusalem is manifest, and we are not able to deny it;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:17 - but that it may spread no further toward the people, let us strictly threaten them no more to speak in this name to any man.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:18 - And having called them, they charged them not to speak at all, nor to teach, in the name of Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:19 - and Peter and John answering unto them said, 'Whether it is righteous before God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:20 - for we cannot but speak what we did see and hear.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:21 - And they having further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they may punish them, because of the people, because all were glorifying God for that which hath been done,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:22 - for above forty years of age was the man upon whom had been done this sign of the healing.
(cf. Psa 2:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:23 - And being let go, they went unto their own friends, and declared whatever the chief priests and the elders said unto them,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:24 - and they having heard, with one accord did lift up the voice unto God, and said, 'Lord, thou art God, who didst make the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all that are in them,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:25 - who, through the mouth of David thy servant, did say, Why did nations rage, and peoples meditate vain things?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:26 - the kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:27 - for gathered together of a truth against Thy holy child Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, were both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with nations and peoples of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:28 - to do whatever Thy hand and Thy counsel did determine before to come to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:29 - 'And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and grant to Thy servants with all freedom to speak Thy word,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:30 - in the stretching forth of Thy hand, for healing, and signs, and wonders, to come to pass through the name of Thy holy child Jesus.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:31 - And they having prayed, the place was shaken in which they were gathered together, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and were speaking the word of God with freedom,

Sharing among Believers

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:32 - and of the multitude of those who did believe the heart and the soul was one, and not one was saying that anything of the things he had was his own, but all things were to them in common.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:33 - And with great power were the apostles giving the testimony to the rising again of the Lord Jesus, great grace also was on them all,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:34 - for there was not any one among them who did lack, for as many as were possessors of fields, or houses, selling them, were bringing the prices of the thing sold,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:35 - and were laying them at the feet of the apostles, and distribution was being made to each according as any one had need.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:36 - And Joses, who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas -- which is, having been interpreted, Son of Comfort -- a Levite, of Cyprus by birth,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:37 - a field being his, having sold it, brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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