33 When they heard this, they (A)were enraged and wanted to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee in the council named (B)Gamaliel, (C)a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. 35 And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men. 36 For (D)before these days Theudas rose up, (E)claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of (F)the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for (G)if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; 39 but (H)if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You (I)might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice, 40 and (J)when they had called in the apostles, (K)they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 Then they left the presence of the council, (L)rejoicing that they were counted worthy (M)to suffer dishonor for (N)the name. 42 And every day, (O)in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and (P)preaching (Q)that the Christ is Jesus.

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