There at the Beautiful Gate, as it was called, was a man who had been lame all his life. Every day he was carried to the gate to beg for money from the people who were going into the Temple.
When he saw Peter and John going in, he begged them to give him something.
They looked straight at him, and Peter said, "Look at us!"
So he looked at them, expecting to get something from them.
But Peter said to him, "I have no money at all, but I give you what I have: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I order you to get up and walk!"
Then he took him by his right hand and helped him up. At once the man's feet and ankles became strong;
he jumped up, stood on his feet, and started walking around. Then he went into the Temple with them, walking and jumping and praising God.
The people there saw him walking and praising God,
and when they recognized him as the beggar who had sat at the Beautiful Gate, they were all surprised and amazed at what had happened to him.
As the man held on to Peter and John in Solomon's Porch, as it was called, the people were amazed and ran to them.
When Peter saw the people, he said to them, "Fellow Israelites, why are you surprised at this, and why do you stare at us? Do you think that it was by means of our own power or godliness that we made this man walk?