New International Version
38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.(A) 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”(B)
40 His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged.(C) Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.