Ma’asei HaShlikhim 4 – מעשי השליחים ד


1And while they were speaking these words to the people, the Kohanim and the Tzedokim and the leaders of the Heikhal rose up against them, 2being infuriated that they taught the people and declared through Yeshua the resurrection from the dead.  3And they arrested them and detained them until the next day, for evening was approaching.  4But many of them who heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

5And the next day, the leaders, and the elders and the Sofrim gathered together; 6and also Khanan The Kohen HaGadol, and Kayafah and Yokhanan, and Alexandros, and those who were of the family of The Kohen HaGadol.  7And when they had made them to stand in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?”  8Then Shimon Kefa was filled with The Ru’akh HaKodesh, and said to them, “Leaders of the people and elders of the House of Yisra’el, listen: 9if we are convicted today by you, concerning the good which has been done to a sick man, on the grounds of by what means he was healed, 10then let it be known to you and to all the people of Yisra’el, by the Name of Yeshua HaMashi’akh HaNatzri, whom you executed, and whom Elohim raised from the dead, behold this man stands before you, healed.  11This is the stone which you builders have rejected, which is become the cornerstone.  12There is no Salvation by any other man; for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”  13Now when they had heard the speech of Shimon and Yokhanan, which they had spoken boldly, and perceived that they knew not the books, and were ordinary men, they marveled; and they recognized them that they had been with Yeshua.  14And because they saw the lame man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against them.

15But when they had commanded them to be taken aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16saying, “What shall we do to these men? For behold, a miracle has openly been performed by them and it is known to all that dwell in Yerushalayim; and we cannot deny it.  17But, so that this news should not spread further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.”  18And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the Name of Yeshua.  19But Shimon Kefa and Yokhanan answered, saying to them, “Whether it be right before Elohim to listen to you more than to Elohim, you judge.  20For we cannot stop speaking about the things which we have seen and heard.”  21So when they had further threatened them, they let them go; for they found no cause to punish them because of the people; for all men praised Elohim for that which was done.  22For the man on whom this miracle of healing had been wrought was more than forty years old.

23After they were released, they went to their brethren and told them all that the chief Kohanim and elders had said.  24And when they heard this, they all together lifted up their voices to Elohim and said, “O  יהוה , You are Elohim who has made heaven and earth, and the seas, and all that is in them; 25You are the One who spoke through The Ru’akh HaKodesh by the mouth of Your servant David when he said, ‘Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain?  26The kings and the rulers of the earth have revolted, and have taken counsel together against  יהוה , and against His Mashi’akh.’  27For truly, they assembled in this very city, together with both Herodus and Pilatos and with the Goyim and with the people of Yisra’el, against your Ben Kadosh, Yeshua, 28to execute whatever Your hand and Your will had previously decreed to take place.  29And even now, O  יהוה , look and see their threats; and grant to Your servants that they may freely declare Your D’var, 30just as Your hand is freely stretched out for healing and wonders, and Your miracles which are done in the Name of Your Ben Kadosh, Yeshua.”  31And when they had petitioned and made their supplications, the place in which they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with The Ru’akh HaKodesh, and they spoke D’var HaElohim boldly.

32Now the congregation of the believers was of one soul and of one mind; not one of them spoke of the property he possessed as his own; but everything they had was in common.  33And the Shlikhim testified with great power concerning the resurrection of Yeshua HaMashi’akh; and great compassion was with them all.  34There was not a man among them who was destitute; for those who possessed fields and houses sold them and brought the money for the things that were sold, 35and placed them at the disposal of the Talmidim; and the proceeds were then given to every man according to his needs.  36Now Yosef whom the Shlikhim surnamed Bar Naba (which is interpreted ‘the son of consolation’), a Levi of the country of Cyprus, 37had a field and he sold it and brought the money and placed it at the disposal of the Shlikhim.

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