Ananias and Sapphira, profanely tempting the Holy Ghost with a lie, at Peter's rebuke fall down dead. The apostles work many miracles to the great increase of the faith. They are all imprisoned, but released by an angel, and sent to preach openly in the temple: being brought before the council, they support their witness with great freedom. The council are restrained from killing them by the advice of Gamaliel, but beat and dismiss them with a charge not to speak in the name of Jesus. They rejoice in their sufferings, and cease not to preach Christ both in public and private.