Boldness in Christ - Acts 4

Acts 4:1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and  the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon  them, 

Acts 4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and  preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.  

Acts 4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold  unto the next day: for it was now eventide. 

Acts 4:4 Howbeit  many of them which heard the word believed; and the  number of the men was about five thousand.  

Acts 4:5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers,  and elders, and scribes, 

Acts 4:6 And Annas the high priest,  and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as  were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered  together at Jerusalem. 

Acts 4:7 And when they had set them in  the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name,  have ye done this? 

Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy  Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of  Israel, 

Acts 4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deed  done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;  

Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of  Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom  ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by  him doth this man stand here before you whole. 

Acts 4:11 This  is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which  is become the head of the corner. 


Acts 4:12 Neither is there  salvation in any other: for there is none other name under  heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and  John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that  they had been with Jesus. 

Acts 4:14 And beholding the man  which was healed standing with them, they could say  nothing against it. 

Acts 4:15 But when they had commanded  them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among  themselves, 

Acts 4:16 Saying, What shall we do to these men?  for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them  is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we  cannot deny it. 

Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among  the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak  henceforth to no man in this name. 

Acts 4:18 And they called  them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in  the name of Jesus. 

Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and  said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to  hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 

Acts 4:20 For  we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and  heard. 

Acts 4:21 So when they had further threatened them,  they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish  them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for  that which was 

Acts 4:22 For the man was above forty  years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.   

Acts 4:23 And being let go, they went to their own company,  and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said  unto them. 

Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up  their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou  art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea,  and all that in them is: 

Acts 4:25 Who by the mouth of thy  servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the  people imagine vain things? 

Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth  stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the  Lord, and against his Christ. 

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against  thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod,  and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of  Israel, were gathered together, 

Acts 4:28 For to do whatsoever  thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.  

Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant  unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy  word, 

Acts 4:30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that  signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy  child Jesus.  

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken  where they were assembled together; and they were all  filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God  with boldness. 

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that  believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any  of them that ought of the things which he possessed was  his own; but they had all things common. 

Acts 4:33 And with  great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of  the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 

Acts 4:34  Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many  as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and  brought the prices of the things that were sold, 

Acts 4:35 And  laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was  made unto every man according as he had need. 

Acts 4:36 And  Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which  is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite,  and of the country of Cyprus, 

Acts 4:37 Having land, sold  it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.  KJV