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Acts 5:22-28

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1 Acts 5:22-28 on Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:15 pm

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Acts 5:22-28 King James Version (KJV)
22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned and told,
23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

Acts 5:22-28 New King James Version (NKJV)
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22 But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported, 23 saying, “Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!” 24 Now when the high priest,the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be. 25 So one came and told them, saying, “Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!”
26 Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned. 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, 28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”

New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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22 This would have been a problem they were responsible for those who were in jail so they could have been punished for this.

23 This would have not been believed and would have made them wonder why they could not have come up with a better lie. This is exactly what happened though; it was by God’s power.

24 They wanted something to be done prisoners escaped prison something was commonly done, with those who let them escape as well as more serve punishment for those who escaped.

25 They did what they were told to do regardless of the results, this was also what they were put into prison for and would have outraged the priests.

26 They did not want any violence too many people were moved by the Spirit but there was also a strong fear for the priests, this could have caused big problems.

27 They went to court; this was probably another illegal trial just as it was with Jesus.

28 The doctrine was not their but the Lord’s. They did what the Lord had lead them to do in spite of what might happen to them they put Him before their own well being, we need to be willing to do the same.

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