Acts 3:11-26 NIV

Peter Speaks to the Onlookers

11 While the beggar held on to Peter and John,1 all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon's Colonnade.2

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12 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?
13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,3 the God of our fathers,4 has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over5 to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate,6 though he had decided to let him go.7

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14 You disowned the Holy8 and Righteous One9 and asked that a murderer be released to you.10

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15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.11 We are witnesses12 of this.

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16 By faith in the name of Jesus,13 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.

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      17 "Now, brothers,14 I know that you acted in ignorance,15 as did your leaders.16

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      18 But this is how God fulfilled17 what he had foretold18 through all the prophets,19 saying that his Christa would suffer.20

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        • a 3:18 - Or "Messiah"; also in verse 20
          19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,21 that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

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          20 and that he may send the Christ,22 who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.

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          21 He must remain in heaven23 until the time comes for God to restore everything,24 as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.25

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          22 For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.26

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          23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'b27

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            • b 3:23 - Deut. 18:15,18,19
              24 "Indeed, all the prophets28 from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.

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              25 And you are heirs29 of the prophets and of the covenant30 God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.'c31

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                • c 3:25 - Gen. 22:18; 26:4
                  26 When God raised up32 his servant, he sent him first33 to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."

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