1Now1Peter and John were going up to the temple at the aninth hour, 2the hour of prayer.
And 3a man who had beenlame from his mother'swomb was being carried along, whom they 4used to setdowneveryday at the gate of the temple which is calledBeautiful, 5in order to begbalms of those who were entering the temple.
When he saw6Peter and Johnabout to go into the temple, he began asking to receivealms.
But Peter, along with John, 7fixed his gaze on him and said, "Look at us!"
And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receivesomething from them.
But Petersaid, "I do not possesssilver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: 8In the name of JesusChrist the Nazarene-walk!"
And seizing him by the righthand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.
8c9With a leap he stoodupright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praisingGod.
And 10all the peoplesaw him walking and praisingGod;
and they were takingnote of him as being the one who used to 11sit at the BeautifulGate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
While he was clinging to 12Peter and John, all the peoplerantogether to them at the so-calledd13portico of Solomon, full of amazement.
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?
"14The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, 15the God of our fathers, has glorified His e16servantJesus, the one whom17you delivered and disowned in the presence of 18Pilate, when he had 19decided to release Him.
"But you disowned20the Holy and RighteousOne and 21asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
but put to death the f22Prince of life, the one whom23Godraised from the dead, a fact to which we are 24witnesses.
"And on the basis of faith25in His name, it is gthe 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 acted26in ignorance, just as your 27rulers did also.
"But the things which28Godannouncedbeforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, 29that His hChrist would suffer, He has thusfulfilled.
19"Therefore30repent and return, so that your sins may be wipedaway, in order that 31times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
and that He may sendJesus, the iChristappointed for you,
2132whomheavenmustreceiveuntil the jperiod of 33restoration of allthings about which34Godspoke by the mouth of His holyprophets from ancienttime.
22"Mosessaid, '35THE LORDGOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHETkLIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN; TO HIM YOU SHALL GIVEHEED to everything He says to you.
'36And it will be that every37soul that does not heed that prophet38shall be utterlydestroyed from among the people.'
"And likewise, 39all the prophetswho have spoken, from Samuel and his successorsonward, alsoannouncedthesedays.
"It is you who are 40the sons of the prophets and of the 41covenantwhichGodlmade with your fathers, saying to Abraham, '42AND IN YOUR SEEDALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.'
"For you 43first, God44raised up His mServant and sent Him to bless you by turningeveryone of you from your wickedways."