34. And a certain Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, precious to all the people, rising in the council, commanded
the apostles to be carried out a little space. 35. Then he said unto them, Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves, what ye intend to do touching these men. 36. For before these days there arose one Theudas, saying, that he was some great man, to whom consented a number of men, about
four hundred, who perished; and they were all scattered abroad which had obeyed him, and were brought to nought. 37. After him arose one Judas of Galilee, in the days of the tribute, and led away much people after him, and he likewise perished;
and all which had obeyed him were scattered abroad. 38. Now, therefore, I say unto you, Abstain from these men, and let them alone; for if this counsel or this work be of men, it
shall come to nought: 39. But if it be of God, you cannot destroy it; lest, at any time, ye be found to fight with God.