But when Petersaw this, he replied to the people, "Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, orwhy do you gaze at us, as if by our ownpowerorpiety we had made him walk ?
"1The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, 2the God of our fathers, has glorified His a3servantJesus, the one whom4you delivered and disowned in the presence of 5Pilate, when he had 6decided to release Him.
"But you disowned7the Holy and RighteousOne and 8asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
but put to death the b9Prince of life, the one whom10Godraised from the dead, a fact to which we are 11witnesses.
"And on the basis of faith12in His name, it is cthe name of Jesus which has strengthenedthis man whom you see and know ; and the faith which comes through Him has given him thisperfecthealth in the presence of you all.
"And now, brethren, I know that you acted13in ignorance, just as your 14rulers did also.
"But the things which15Godannouncedbeforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, 16that His dChrist would suffer, He has thusfulfilled.
19"Therefore17repent and return, so that your sins may be wipedaway, in order that 18times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord ;
and that He may sendJesus, the eChristappointed for you,
2119whomheavenmustreceiveuntil the fperiod of 20restoration of allthings about which21Godspoke by the mouth of His holyprophets from ancienttime.
22"Mosessaid, '22THE LORDGOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHETgLIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN ; TO HIM YOU SHALL GIVEHEED to everything He says to you.
'23And it will be that every24soul that does not heed that prophet25shall be utterlydestroyed from among the people.'
"And likewise, 26all the prophetswho have spoken, from Samuel and his successorsonward, alsoannouncedthesedays.
"It is you who are 27the sons of the prophets and of the 28covenantwhichGodhmade with your fathers, saying to Abraham, '29AND IN YOUR SEEDALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.'
"For you 30first, God31raised up His iServant and sent Him to bless you by turningeveryone of you from your wickedways."