April 14, 2012, Reading

The Acts of the Apostles    4: 13-21

4:13 Then, seeing the constancy of Peter and John, having verified that they were men without letters or learning, they wondered. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
4:14 Also, seeing the man who had been cured standing with them, they were unable to say anything to contradict them.
4:15 But they ordered them to withdraw outside, away from the council, and they conferred among themselves,
4:16 saying: “What shall we do to these men? For certainly a public sign has been done through them, before all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. It is manifest, and we cannot deny it.
4:17 But lest it spread further among the people, let us threaten them not to speak anymore in this name to any man.”
4:18 And calling them in, they warned them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
4:19 Yet truly, Peter and John said in response to them: “Judge whether it is just in the sight of God to listen to you, rather than to God.
4:20 For we are unable to refrain from speaking the things that we have seen and heard.”
4:21 But they, threatening them, sent them away, having not found a way that they might punish them because of the people. For all were glorifying the things that had been done in these events.

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