Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
All the people saw him walking and praising God,
and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's Portico, utterly astonished.
When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, "You Israelites, a why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk?
The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant b Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him.
But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you,
and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus c has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.
"And now, friends, d I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah e would suffer.
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