A Vain Attempt to Imprison the Word
5:17 But the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him
(which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy,
5:18 and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.
5:19 But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and
brought them out, and said,
5:20 "Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words
of this life."
5:21 When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak,
But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the
and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison
to have them brought.
5:22 But the officers who came didn't find them in the prison. They
returned and reported,
5:23 "We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing
before the doors,
but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"
5:24 Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple,
and the chief priests heard these words,
they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this.
5:25 One came and told them,
"Behold, the men whom you put in prison are in the temple, standing
and teaching the people."
5:26 Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without
for they were afraid that the people might stone them.
5:27 When they had brought them, they set them before the council.
The high priest questioned them,
5:28 saying, "Didn't we strictly charge you not to teach in this name?
Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to
bring this man's blood on us."