Jesus enemies had not gotten rid of Him by crucifying Him. Instead, Jesus’ name had been made the most important in all the earth.

BibleGateway: Acts 4:1-13

ESV Text: Acts 4:1-13

Acts 4:1–13 (Listen)

Peter and John Before the Council

4:1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.

On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. 11 This Jesus1 is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.2 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men3 by which we must be saved.”

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Footnotes

[1] 4:11 Greek This one

[2] 4:11 Greek the head of the corner

[3] 4:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women

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KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 4

     1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, 2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide. 4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

     5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 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. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 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. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 466:
Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Christ, Thou art the sure Foundation, 
Thou the Head and Corner-stone; 
Chosen of the Lord and precious 
Binding all the Church in one; 
Thou Thy Zion’s Help forever 
And her Confidence alone. 

2. To this temple, where we call Thee, 
Come, O Lord of hosts, today; 
With Thy wonted loving-kindness 
Hear Thy servants as they pray 
And Thy fullest benediction 
Shed within these walls alway. 

3. Here voucesafe to all Thy servants 
What they ask of Thee to gain, 
What they gain from Thee forever 
With the blessed to retain, 
And hereafter in Thy glory, 
Evermore with Thee to reign. 

4. Praise and honor to the Father, 
Praise and honor to the Son, 
Praise and honor to the Spirit, 
Ever Three and ever One, 
One in might and one in glory, 
While unending ages run. 


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