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1 One day Peter and John went to the Temple at three o'clock in the afternoon, the hour for prayer. 1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon.
2 There at the Beautiful Gate, as it was called, was a man who had been lame all his life. Every day he was carried to the gate to beg for money from the people who were going into the Temple. 2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.
3 When he saw Peter and John going in, he begged them to give him something. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
4 They looked straight at him, and Peter said, "Look at us!" 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!"
5 So he looked at them, expecting to get something from them. 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 But Peter said to him, "I have no money at all, but I give you what I have: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I order you to get up and walk!" 6 Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk."
7 Then he took him by his right hand and helped him up. At once the man's feet and ankles became strong; 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong.
8 he jumped up, stood on his feet, and started walking around. Then he went into the Temple with them, walking and jumping and praising God. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
9 The people there saw him walking and praising God, 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
10 and when they recognized him as the beggar who had sat at the Beautiful Gate, they were all surprised and amazed at what had happened to him. 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
11 As the man held on to Peter and John in Solomon's Porch, as it was called, the people were amazed and ran to them. 11 While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon's Colonnade.
12 When Peter saw the people, he said to them, "Fellow Israelites, why are you surprised at this, and why do you stare at us? Do you think that it was by means of our own power or godliness that we made this man walk? 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, the God of our ancestors, has given divine glory to his Servant Jesus. But you handed him over to the authorities, and you rejected him in Pilate's presence, even after Pilate had decided to set him free. 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.
14 He was holy and good, but you rejected him, and instead you asked Pilate to do you the favor of turning loose a murderer. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15 You killed the one who leads to life, but God raised him from death - and we are witnesses to this. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
16 It was the power of his name that gave strength to this lame man. What you see and know was done by faith in his name; it was faith in Jesus that has made him well, as you can all see. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, 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.
17 "And now, my friends, I know that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was due to your ignorance. 17 "Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
18 God announced long ago through all the prophets that his Messiah had to suffer; and he made it come true in this way. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.
19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that he will forgive your sins. If you do, 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
20 times of spiritual strength will come from the Lord, and he will send Jesus, who is the Messiah he has already chosen for you. 20 and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.
21 He must remain in heaven until the time comes for all things to be made new, as God announced through his holy prophets of long ago. 21 He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.
22 For Moses said, "The Lord your God will send you a prophet, just as he sent me, and he will be one of your own people. You are to obey everything that he tells you to do. 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.
23 Anyone who does not obey that prophet shall be separated from God's people and destroyed.' 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
24 And all the prophets who had a message, including Samuel and those who came after him, also announced what has been happening these days. 24 "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.
25 The promises of God through his prophets are for you, and you share in the covenant which God made with your ancestors. As he said to Abraham, "Through your descendants I will bless all the people on earth.' 25 And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.'
26 And so God chose his Servant and sent him to you first, to bless you by making every one of you turn away from your wicked ways." 26 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."