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1 One day at three o'clock in the afternoon, Peter and John were on their way into the Temple for prayer meeting. 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 there was a man crippled from birth being carried up. Every day he was set down at the Temple gate, the one named Beautiful, to beg from those 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 about to enter the Temple, he asked for a handout. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
4 Peter, with John at his side, looked him straight in the eye and said, "Look here." 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!"
5 He looked up, expecting to get something from them. 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 Peter said, "I don't have a nickel to my name, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of 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 He grabbed him by the right hand and pulled him up. In an instant his feet and ankles became firm. 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong.
8 He jumped to his feet and walked. 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 Everybody there saw him walking around and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
10 They recognized him as the one who sat begging at the Temple's Gate Beautiful and rubbed their eyes, astonished, scarcely believing what they were seeing. 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 The man threw his arms around Peter and John, ecstatic. All the people ran up to where they were at Solomon's Porch to see it for themselves. 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 he had a congregation, he addressed the people: 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 and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, has glorified his Son Jesus. The very One that Pilate called innocent, you repudiated. 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 repudiated the Holy One, the Just One, and asked for a murderer in his place. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15 You no sooner killed the Author of Life than God raised him from the dead - and we're the witnesses. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
16 Faith in Jesus' name put this man, whose condition you know so well, on his feet - yes, faith and nothing but faith put this man healed and whole right before your eyes. 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, friends, I know you had no idea what you were doing when you killed Jesus, and neither did your leaders. 17 "Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
18 But God, who through the preaching of all the prophets had said all along that his Messiah would be killed, knew exactly what you were doing and used it to fulfill his plans. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.
19 "Now it's time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you, 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 and send you the Messiah he prepared for you, namely, Jesus. 20 and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.
21 For the time being he must remain out of sight in heaven until everything is restored to order again just the way God, through the preaching of his holy prophets of old, said it would be. 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, for instance, said, 'Your God will raise up for you a prophet just like me from your family. Listen to every word he speaks to 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 Every last living soul who refuses to listen to that prophet will be wiped out from the people.' 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
24 "All the prophets from Samuel on down said the same thing, said most emphatically that these days would come. 24 "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.
25 These prophets, along with the covenant God made with your ancestors, are your family tree. God's covenant-word to Abraham provides the text: 'By your offspring all the families of the 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 But you are first in line: God, having raised up his Son, sent him to bless you as you turn, one by one, 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."