Acts 3:4

4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”

Acts 3:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
ESV
4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, "Look at us."
NLT
4 Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!”
MSG
4 Peter, with John at his side, looked him straight in the eye and said, "Look here."
CSB
4 Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, "Look at us."

Acts 3:4 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 3:4

And Peter fastening his eyes upon him
Or looking very wistly and intently at him, being, no doubt, under some uncommon impulse of the Spirit of God to take notice of him, and cure him of his disease:

with John;
who was also under a like impulse at the same time; and who was equally concerned in this cure, as appears by the notice the man, when healed, took of the one, as well as the other; and by Peter's declaration, ( Acts 3:11 Acts 3:12 ) as also by the following words:

said, look on us;
which was said to raise his attention to them, to put him upon observing what manner of men they were, and how unlikely to perform the following cure, and to take notice of the manner in which it would be done. The Jews speak of a supernatural cure effected in such a manner, using such words; and which perhaps is told, with a view to lessen the glory of this F26.

``Elias appeared to one in the likeness of R. Chiyah Rabbah; he said to him, how does my Lord do? he replied to him, a certain tooth distresses me; he said to him, (yl ymx) , "look on me"; and he looked on him, and put his finger on it, and he was well.''


FOOTNOTES:

F26 T. Hieros. Cetubot, fol. 35. 1.

Acts 3:4 In-Context

2 Now a man who was lame 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 money.
4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”
5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”