Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them [is] manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny [it].
Note 1 at Ac 4:16: What this council should have done was repent and believe on Jesus. They knew that a notable miracle had been done by Jesus through these disciples, yet they chose not to believe. There was no deception here. They had chosen many times before to reject Jesus and His miracles, choosing over and over again until their hearts were hardened (see note 3 at Mr 8:17).