Acts 3 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple. It was three o'clock in the afternoon. It was the time 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 A man unable to walk was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful. He had been that way since he was born. Every day someone put him near the gate. There he would beg from people going into the temple courtyards. 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 He saw that Peter and John were about to enter. So he asked them for money. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
4 Peter looked straight at him, and so did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!" 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 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 any silver or gold. But I'll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, 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 Peter took him by the 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 to his feet and began to walk. He went with Peter and John into the temple courtyards. He walked and jumped and praised 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 recognized him as the same man who used to sit and beg at the temple gate called Beautiful. They were filled with wonder. They were 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 The beggar was holding on to Peter and John. All the people were amazed. They came running 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, "Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us? We haven't made this man walk by our own power or godliness. 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 fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has done this. He has brought glory to Jesus, who serves him. But you handed Jesus over to be killed. Pilate had decided to let him go. But you spoke against Jesus when he was in Pilate's court. 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 spoke against the Holy and Blameless One. You asked for a murderer to be set free instead. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15 You killed the one who gives life. But God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
16 This man whom you see and know was made strong because of faith in Jesus' name. Faith in Jesus has healed him completely. You can see it with your own 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 "My friends, I know you didn't realize what you were doing. Neither did your leaders. 17 "Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
18 But God had given a promise through all the prophets. And this is how he has made his promise come true. He said that his Christ would suffer. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.
19 So turn away from your sins. Turn to God. Then your sins will be wiped away. The time will come when the Lord will make everything new. 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 He will send the Christ. Jesus has been appointed as the Christ 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 when God makes everything new. He promised this long ago 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 raise up for you a prophet like me. He will be 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 Those who do not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.'#1(Deuteronomy 18:15,18,19)#2 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
24 "Samuel and all the prophets after him spoke about this. They said these days would come. 24 "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.
25 What the prophets said was meant for you. The covenant God made with your people long ago is yours also. He said to Abraham, 'All nations on earth will be blessed through your children.'#1(Genesis 22:18; 26:4)#2 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 raised up Jesus, who serves him. God sent him first to you. He did it to bless you. He wanted to turn each 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."