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1 Peter and John were going to the temple courtyard for the three o'clock prayer. 1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon.
2 At the same time, a man who had been lame from birth was being carried by some men. Every day these men would put the lame man at a gate in the temple courtyard. The gate was called Beautiful Gate. There he would beg for handouts from people going into the courtyard. 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 the man saw that Peter and John were about to go into the courtyard, he asked them for a handout. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
4 Peter and John stared at him. "Look at us!" Peter said. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!"
5 So the man watched them closely. He expected to receive something from them. 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 However, Peter said to him, "I don't have any money, but I'll give you what I do have. Through the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth, 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 Peter took hold of the man's right hand and began to help him up. Immediately, 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 Springing to his feet, he stood up and started to walk. He went with Peter and John into the temple courtyard. The man was walking, 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 All the people saw him walking and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
10 They knew that he was the man who used to sit and beg at the temple's Beautiful Gate. The people were amazed and stunned to see 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 They were excited, and everyone ran to see them at the place called Solomon's Porch. The man wouldn't let go of Peter and John. 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 this, he said to the people, "Men of Israel, why are you amazed about this man? Why are you staring at us as though we have made him walk by our own power or godly life? 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 our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed Jesus over to Pilate. You rejected him in Pilate's presence, even though Pilate had decided to let him go 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 You rejected the man who was holy and innocent. You asked to have a murderer given to you, 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15 and you killed the source of life. But God brought him back to life, and we are witnesses to that. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
16 We believe in the one named Jesus. Through his power alone this man, whom you know, was healed, as all of you saw. 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, brothers, I know that like your rulers you didn't know what you were doing. 17 "Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
18 But in this way God made the sufferings of his Messiah come true. God had predicted these sufferings through all the prophets. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.
19 So change the way you think and act, and turn [to God] to have your sins removed. 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 Then times will come when the Lord will refresh you. He will send you Jesus, whom he has appointed to be the Christ. 20 and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.
21 Heaven must receive Jesus until the time when everything will be restored as God promised through his holy prophets 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 "Moses said, 'The Lord your God will send you a prophet, an Israelite like me. Listen to everything he tells you. 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 Those who won't listen to that prophet will be excluded from the people.' 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
24 Samuel and all the prophets who followed him spoke about these days. 24 "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.
25 You are the descendants of the prophets and the heirs of the promise that God made to our ancestors when he said to Abraham, 'Through your descendant all people on earth will be blessed.' 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 God has brought his servant back to life and has sent him to you first. God did this to bless you by turning every one of you from your evil 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."