The head religious leader as well as some of the religious groups heard about people being healed and became very jealous.
They took hold of the missionaries and put them in prison.
An angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison in the night and let them out. The angel said to them, “Go, stand where you have been standing in the house of God." Keep on telling the people about this new life.
When Peter and John heard this, they went in the house of God early in the morning and began to teach. The head religious leader and those with him had come, they gathered the men of the court and the leaders of the Jews together. Then they sent to have the missionaries brought to them from the prison. As the soldiers got there, they did not find them in prison. They went back and told the court. The soldiers said, “We found the door of the prison locked and the soldiers watching the doors. When we opened the door, we found no one inside.”