12)And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch.
13)Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly.
14)And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
15)so that they brought the sick people out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of the them.
16)Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
17)Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation.
18)and laid their hands on the apostles and put in the common prison.
19)But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and said,
20)”Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
21)And when they heard that, they entered the temple early in the morning an taught. But the high priest and those with him came and called the council together, with all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
22)But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported,
23)saying,” Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened the, we found no one inside!”
24)Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be.
25)So one came and told them, saying, “Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!”
26)Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
27)And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them.
28)saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”
29)But Peter and the other apostles answered and said; “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
Scripture taken form the Holy Bible copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.