||But someone in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law honored by all the people, rose up and ordered the men to be put outside briefly.
||And he said to them: “Men of Israel, you should be careful in your intentions about these men.
||For before these days, Theudas stepped forward, asserting himself to be someone, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined with him. But he was killed, and all who believed in him were scattered, and they were reduced to nothing.
||After this one, Judas the Galilean stepped forward, in the days of the enrollment, and he turned the people toward himself. But he also perished, and all of them, as many as had joined with him, were dispersed.
||And now therefore, I say to you, withdraw from these men and leave them alone. For if this counsel or work is of men, it will be broken.
||Yet truly, if it is of God, you will not be able to break it, and perhaps you might be found to have fought against God.” And they agreed with him.
||And calling in the Apostles, having beaten them, they warned them not to speak at all in the name of Jesus. And they dismissed them.
||And indeed, they went forth from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were considered worthy to suffer insult on behalf of the name of Jesus.
||And every day, in the temple and among the houses, they did not cease to teach and to evangelize Christ Jesus.