36 For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. [a]But he was killed, and all who [b]followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.37 After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census and drew away some people after him; he too perished, and all those who [c]followed him were scattered.38 So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or [d]action is of men, it will be overthrown;39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.”
40 They [e]took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to [f]speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them.41 So they went on their way from the presence of the [g]Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.42 And every day, in the temple and [h]from house to house, they [i]kept right on teaching and [j]preaching Jesus as the [k]Christ.
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