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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they were speaking these words to the people, The Priests and The Sadducees and the Rulers of The Temple rose up against them,
As they were angered with them that they taught the people in their preaching about the resurrection from among the dead by The Messiah.
And they laid hands upon them and kept them to the next day, because evening was approaching.
And many who heard the word believed, and they were in number about five thousand men.
5And the next day the Rulers and the Elders and The Scribes assembled,
6And also Hannan The High Priest, Kaypha, Yohannan, Alexandrus and those who were from the family of The Chief Priests.
7And when they set them in the midst, they were asking them, “By what power or in what name do you do this?”
8Then Shimeon Kaypha was filled by The Spirit of Holiness, and he said to them, “Rulers of the people and Elders of the house of Israel, listen.”
9“If we today are judged by you for the beautiful thing which happened to an ill man, by what means this man was healed”,
10“Let this be known to you and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Yeshua The Messiah, the Nazarene, him whom you have crucified, whom God has raised from among the dead, behold, in it and by him this man stands before you whole.”
11“This is the stone which you builders have rejected, and he is The Head of the corner.”
12“And there is no salvation in any other man, for there is no other name under Heaven given to the children of men by which it is necessary to receive life.”
13And when they had heard the discourse of Shimeon and of Yohannan, that they spoke it openly, they perceived that they did not know the scrolls and that they were uneducated, and they were amazed at them and recognized them that they had lived with Yeshua.
14And they saw him who had been crippled, who had been healed, standing with them, and were unable to say anything against them.
15Then they ordered to remove them from their assembly, and they were saying one to another:
16“What shall we do to these men? For behold, a public sign that has occurred by their hands is known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and we cannot deny it.”
17“But lest this report proceed more among the people, let us threaten that they do not speak again in this name to anyone of the people.”
18And they called them and ordered them that they should not speak at all neither teach in the name of Yeshua.
19Shimeon Kaypha and Yohannan answered and they said to them, “If it is right before God that one should listen to you rather than to God, you judge.”
20“For we are unable not to speak whatever we see and hear.”
21And they threatened them and released them, for they had not found a cause to pursue their lives, because of the people, because everyone was praising God for what had happened.
22For the man in whom this sign of healing had occurred was more than 40 years old.
23And when they were dismissed, they came to their brethren, and they related to them everything whatever The Priests and the Elders had said.
24And when they had heard, they raised their voice as one to God, and they said, “LORD JEHOVAH, you are God, who made the Heavens and The Earth and the seas and all that is in them.”
25And you are he who spoke by The Spirit of Holiness in the mouth of David, your Servant: “Why have the nations raged and the peoples devised nothingness?”
26“The Kings of The Earth stood up and the Rulers held counsel together against THE LORD JEHOVAH and against his Messiah.”
27For truly, Herodus and Pilatus, with the Gentiles and the mobs of Israel gathered in this city against The Holy One, your Son Yeshua, The One whom you anointed,”
28“To do all whatsoever your hand and your will had ordained beforehand to happen.”
29“Also now LORD JEHOVAH, behold and see their threats, and grant to your Servants that they would be preaching your word openly.”
30“And stretch your hand for healing and for mighty acts and for signs to occur in the name of your Holy Son Yeshua.”
31And when they had prayed and made supplication, the place was shaken in which they were assembled, and they were all filled with The Spirit of Holiness, and they were speaking the word of God openly.
32But the crowds of people who believed had one soul and one mind and none of them was saying that the wealth which he possessed was his own, but they had all things common.
33And those Apostles were testifying with great power to the resurrection of Yeshua The Messiah, and there was great grace with all of them.
34And there was none among them who was needy, for those who possessed fields and houses were selling them and bringing the proceeds of those things that were sold.
35And they were laying them at the feet of the Apostles, and it was given to anyone according to whatever was needed.
36But Yoseph, named BarNaba by the Apostles, which is translated, “Son of comfort”, a Levite from the country of Cyprus,
37Had a field, and he sold it and brought its price and laid it before the Apostles' feet.