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1 Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o'clock 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 As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg 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 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
4 Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, "Look at us!" 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!"
5 The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting a gift. 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 But Peter said, "I don't have any money for you. 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 the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man's feet and anklebones were healed and strengthened. 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! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them. 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 heard him praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
10 When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! 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 all rushed out to Solomon's Colonnade, where he was holding tightly to Peter and John. Everyone stood there in awe of the wonderful thing that had happened. 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 Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. "People of Israel," he said, "what is so astounding about this? And why look at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power and 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 For it is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, the God of all our ancestors who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this. This is the same Jesus whom you handed over and rejected before Pilate, despite Pilate's decision to release him. 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 this holy, righteous one and instead demanded the release of a murderer. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him to life. And we are witnesses of this fact!" 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
16 "The name of Jesus has healed this man -- and you know how lame he was before. Faith in Jesus' name has caused this healing before your very 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 "Friends, I realize that what you did to Jesus was done in ignorance; and the same can be said of your leaders. 17 "Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
18 But God was fulfilling what all the prophets had declared about the Messiah beforehand -- that he must suffer all these things. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.
19 Now turn from your sins and turn to God, so you can be cleansed of your sins. 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 wonderful times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will send Jesus your Messiah to you again. 20 and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.
21 For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his 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 a Prophet like me from among your own people. Listen carefully 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 Then Moses said, 'Anyone who will not listen to that Prophet will be cut off from God's people and utterly destroyed.' " 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
24 "Starting with Samuel, every prophet spoke about what is happening today. 24 "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.
25 You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, 'Through your descendants all the families 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 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you people of Israel, to bless you by turning each of you back from your sinful 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."