13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John
and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were
amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.
14 When they saw
the man who had been cured standing beside them, they had nothing
to say in opposition.
15 So they ordered
them to leave the council while they discussed the matter with one
16 They said,
‘What will we do with them? For it is obvious to all who live
in Jerusalem that a notable sign has been done through them; we
cannot deny it.
17 But to keep
it from spreading further among the people, let us warn them to
speak no more to anyone in this name.’
18 So they called
them and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of
19 But Peter and
John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in God’s sight
to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge;
20 for we cannot
keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard.’
21 After threatening
them again, they let them go, finding no way to punish them because
of the people, for all of them praised God for what had happened.
22 For the man
on whom this sign of healing had been performed was more than forty