1And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the Set-apart Place, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
2being annoyed because they taught the people and announced the resurrection from the dead in יהושע.
3And they arrested them, and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.
4But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men became about five thousand.
5And it came to be, on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes assembled in Yerushalayim,
6as well as Ḥanan the high priest, and Qayapha, and Yoḥanan, and Alexander, and as many as were of high priestly descent.
7And having placed them in the middle, they asked, “By what power or in what Name did you do this?”
8Then Kĕpha, filled with the Set-apart Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Yisra’ĕl:
9“If today we are called to account for a good deed towards a sick man, by whom he has been healed,
10let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Yisra’ĕl, that in the Name of יהושע Messiah of Natsareth, whom you impaled, whom Elohim raised from the dead, by Him this one stands before you, healthy.
11“This is ‘the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’
12“And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved.”
13And seeing the boldness of Kĕpha and Yoḥanan, and perceiving that they were unlearned and ordinary men, they marvelled. And they recognised that they had been with יהושע.
14And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could not contradict it.
15But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they consulted with one another,
16saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that an outstanding miracle has been done through them is apparent to all those dwelling in Yerushalayim, and we are unable to deny it.
17“But in order that it spreads no further among the people, let us strongly threaten them, to speak no more to anyone in this Name.”
18And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor to teach in the Name of יהושע.
19But Kĕpha and Yoḥanan answering them, said, “Whether it is right in the sight of Elohim to listen to you more than to Elohim, you judge.#See 5:29.
20“For it is impossible for us not to speak of what we saw and heard.”
21And having threatened them further, they released them, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, because they were all praising Elohim for what had been done.
22For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been done.
23And having been released, they went to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders said to them.
24And having heard that, they lifted up their voice to Elohim with one mind and said, “יהוה, You are Elohim, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them,
25who by the mouth of Your servant Dawiḏ have said, ‘Why did the gentiles rage, and the people plot in vain?
26‘The sovereigns of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against יהוה and against His Messiah.’#See Ps. 2:1-2.
27“For truly, in this city there were gathered together against Your set-apart Servant יהושע, whom You anointed, both Herodes and Pontius Pilate, with the gentiles and the people of Yisra’ĕl
28to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose decided before to be done.
29“And now, יהוה, look on their threats, and give to Your servants all boldness to speak Your word,
30by stretching out Your hand for healing, and signs, and wonders to take place through the Name of Your set-apart Servant יהושע.”
31And when they had prayed, the place where they came together was shaken. And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit, and they spoke the word of Elohim with boldness.
32And the group of those who believed were of one heart and one being. And no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had all in common.
33And with great power the emissaries gave witness to the resurrection of the Master יהושע, and great favour was upon them all.
34For there was not anyone needy among them, for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of what was sold,
35and laid them at the feet of the emissaries, and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
36And Yosĕph, who was also called Barnaḇah by the emissaries (which means Son of Encouragement), a Lĕwite, a native of Cyprus,
37having land, sold it, and brought the proceeds and laid it at the feet of the emissaries.