they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful,1 and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
While the beggar held on to Peter and John,2 all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon's Colonnade.3
When Peter saw this, he said to them: "Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,4 the God of our fathers,5 has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over6 to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate,7 though he had decided to let him go.8
You disowned the Holy9 and Righteous One10 and asked that a murderer be released to you.11
You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.12 We are witnesses13 of this.
By faith in the name of Jesus,14 this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.
"Now, brothers,15 I know that you acted in ignorance,16 as did your leaders.17
But this is how God fulfilled18 what he had foretold19 through all the prophets,20 saying that his Christ would suffer.21
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,22 that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
and that he may send the Christ,23 who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.