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(A)Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, (B)that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, (C)whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the (D)‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 (E)Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

The Name of Jesus Forbidden

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, (F)and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. 14 And seeing the man who had been healed (G)standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, (H)“What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a [a]notable miracle has been done through them is (I)evident[b] to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”

18 (J)So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, (K)“Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 (L)For we cannot but speak the things which (M)we have seen and heard.” 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, (N)because of the people, since they all (O)glorified God for (P)what had been done.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 4:16 remarkable sign
  2. Acts 4:16 well known