Acts 3

The Lame Beggar Healed

1 Now Peter and John were 1going up to the temple at 2the hour of prayer, 3the ninth hour.a
2 And a man 4lame from birth was being carried, 5whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate 6to ask alms of those entering the temple.
3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms.
4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, "Look at us."
5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.
6 But Peter said, 7"I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. 8In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!"
7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
8 And 9leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
9 And 10all the people saw him walking and praising God,
10 and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter Speaks in Solomon's Portico

11 11While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in 12the portico called Solomon's.
12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: "Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk?
13 13The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, 14the God of our fathers, 15glorified his servantb Jesus, whom 16you delivered over and 17denied in the presence of Pilate, 18when he had decided to release him.
14 But you denied 19the Holy and 20Righteous One, and 21asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
15 and you killed 22the Author of life, 23whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
16 And 24his name--by 25faith in his name--has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is 26through Jesusc has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
17 "And now, brothers, I know that 27you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
18 But what God 28foretold 29by the mouth of all the prophets, that 30his Christ would 31suffer, he thus fulfilled.
19 32Repent therefore, and 33turn again, that 34your sins may be blotted out,
20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ 35appointed for you, Jesus,
21 36whom heaven must receive until the time for 37restoring all the things about which 38God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
22 Moses said, 'The Lord God will raise up for you 39a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen 40to him in whatever he tells you.
23 And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet 41shall be destroyed from the people.'
24 And 42all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days.
25 43You are the sons of the prophets and of 44the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 45'And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'
26 46God, 47having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, 48to bless you 49by turning every one of you from your wickedness."
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