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1 One day Peter and John went to the Temple at three o'clock, the time set each day for the afternoon prayer service. 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 Temple gate called Beautiful Gate, was a man who had been crippled all his life. Every day he was carried to this gate to beg for money from the people 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 The man saw Peter and John going into the Temple and asked them for money. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
4 Peter and John looked straight at him and said, "Look at us!" 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!"
5 The man looked at them, thinking they were going to give him some money. 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 But Peter said, "I don't have any silver or gold, but I do have something else I can give you. By the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth, stand 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 Peter took the man's right hand and lifted 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 He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk. 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 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
10 All the people recognized him as the crippled man who always sat by the Beautiful Gate begging for money. Now they saw this same man walking and praising God, and they were amazed. They wondered how this could happen. 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 While the man was holding on to Peter and John, all the people were amazed and ran to them at Solomon's Porch. 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 them, "People of Israel, why are you surprised? You are looking at us as if it were our own power or goodness that 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, gave glory to Jesus, his servant. But you handed him over to be killed. Pilate decided to let him go free, but you told Pilate you did not want Jesus. 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 did not want the One who is holy and good but asked Pilate to give you a murderern instead. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15 And so you killed the One who gives life, but God raised him from the dead. 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 faith in Jesus that made this crippled man well. You can see this man, and you know him. He was made completely well because of trust in Jesus, and you all saw it happen! 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 "Brothers and sisters, I know you did those things to Jesus because neither you nor your leaders understood what you were doing. 17 "Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
18 God said through the prophets that his Christ would suffer and die. And now God has made these things 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 So you must change your hearts and lives! Come back to God, and he will forgive your sins. Then the Lord will send the time of rest. 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 he will send Jesus, the One he chose to be the Christ. 20 and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.
21 But Jesus must stay in heaven until the time comes when all things will be made right again. God told about this time long ago when he spoke through his holy prophets. 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 give you a prophet like me, who is one of your own people. You must 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 Anyone who does not listen to that prophet will die, cut off from God's people.' 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
24 Samuel, and all the other prophets who spoke for God after Samuel, told about this time now. 24 "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.
25 You are descendants of the prophets. You have received the agreement God made with your ancestors. He said to your father Abraham, 'Through your descendants all the nations on 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 God has raised up his servant Jesus and sent him to you first to bless you by turning each of you away from doing evil." 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."