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12 This roused the people, the elders, and the teachers of religious law. So they arrested Stephen and brought him before the high council.[a]

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  1. 6:12 Greek Sanhedrin; also in 6:15.

18 A hot-tempered person starts fights;
    a cool-tempered person stops them.

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27 The seven days were almost ended when some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul in the Temple and roused a mob against him. They grabbed him,

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12 But when Gallio became governor of Achaia, some Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him before the governor for judgment.

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13 But when some Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God in Berea, they went there and stirred up trouble.

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But some of the Jews were jealous, so they gathered some troublemakers from the marketplace to form a mob and start a riot. They attacked the home of Jason, searching for Paul and Silas so they could drag them out to the crowd.[a] Not finding them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the other believers[b] instead and took them before the city council. “Paul and Silas have caused trouble all over the world,” they shouted, “and now they are here disturbing our city, too.

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Footnotes

  1. 17:5 Or the city council.
  2. 17:6 Greek brothers; also in 17:10, 14.

19 Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace. 20 “The whole city is in an uproar because of these Jews!” they shouted to the city officials. 21 “They are teaching customs that are illegal for us Romans to practice.”

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Some of the Jews, however, spurned God’s message and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas.

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50 Then the Jews stirred up the influential religious women and the leaders of the city, and they incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town.

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27 Then they brought the apostles before the high council, where the high priest confronted them.

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18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

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Peter and John before the Council

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, they were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees. These leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead. They arrested them and, since it was already evening, put them in jail until morning.

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Jesus before the Council

57 Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of religious law and the elders had gathered.

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22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone,[a] you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot,[b] you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone,[c] you are in danger of the fires of hell.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. 5:22a Some manuscripts add without cause.
  2. 5:22b Greek uses an Aramaic term of contempt: If you say to your brother, ‘Raca.’
  3. 5:22c Greek if you say, ‘You fool.’
  4. 5:22d Greek Gehenna; also in 5:29, 30.

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