|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.
|Also, seeing the man who had been cured standing with them, they were unable to say anything to contradict them.
|But they ordered them to withdraw outside, away from the council, and they conferred among themselves,
|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.
|But lest it spread further among the people, let us threaten them not to speak anymore in this name to any man.”
|And calling them in, they warned them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
|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.
|For we are unable to refrain from speaking the things that we have seen and heard.”
|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.