The next six entries are about the circumstances regarding the healing of a crippled person.
Acts of the Apostles 3: 6 (Peter healed a crippled person in the Name of Jesus) Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give you: In the Name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, [rise and ] walk.”
Acts of the Apostles 3: 15-16 (Peter said) “The Author of life you put to death, but God raised Him from the dead; of this we are witnesses. And by faith in His Name, this man (the formerly crippled man that was healed in the Name of the LORD), whom you see and know, His Name has made strong, and the faith that comes through It has given him this perfect health, in the presence of all of you.”
Acts of the Apostles 4: 5-12 On the next day, their leaders, elders, and scribes were assembled in Jerusalem with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly class. They brought them (Peter, John, and healed lame man) into their presence and questioned them, “By what power or by what Name have you done this (miracle)?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, answered them, “Leaders of the people and elders: If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a cripple, namely, by what means he was saved, then all of you and all the people of Israel should know that it was in the Name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean Whom you crucified, Whom God raised from the dead; in His Name this man stands before you healed. He (Jesus) is ‘the Stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the Cornerstone.’ There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other Name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”
The members of the high-priests deliberated between themselves after the Apostle Peter’s testimony about the healing of the crippled man: Acts of the Apostles 4: 16-17 “What are we to do with these men? Everyone living in Jerusalem knows that a remarkable sign was done through them, and we cannot deny it. But so that it may not be spread any further among the people, let us give them a stern warning never again to speak to anyone in this Name.” So they called them back and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the Name of Jesus.
After Peter was warned by the high priests, he and the community prayed to God for protection and guidance. This entry is part of their prayer: Acts of the Apostles 4: 29-30 “And now, LORD, take note of their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with all boldness, as You stretch forth [Your] Hand to heal, and signs and wonders are done through the Name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.”
The high priests scold: Acts of the Apostles 5: 28 “We gave you strict orders [did we not?] to stop teaching in that Name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this Man’s Blood upon us.”
Acts of the Apostles 5: 40-42 After recalling the Apostles, they had them flogged, ordered them to stop speaking in the Name of Jesus, and dismissed them. So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name. And all day long, both at the temple and in their homes, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the Messiah, Jesus.