Address to the Rulers of the Temple by Pope St. Peter

The following are the contents of an address by Pope St. Peter to the rulers of the Temple in Jerusalem. The speech is preserved in St. Luke's Acts of the Apostles Chapters 4 Verses 8-20. I've sequentially numbered the paragraphs to make these excerpts easier to cite. Ellipses in this text are used to edit out the responses of the rulers and some narration by St. Luke.

Address to the Rulers of the Temple by Pope St. Peter - ~30 A.D.

[1.] Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed, be it known to you all, 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.

[2.] This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. ...

[3.] Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.

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