Acts 3

The Lame Beggar Healed

1Now Peter and John were a  going up to the temple at b  the hour of prayer c  the ninth hour.
That is, 3 p.m.
2And a man e  lame from birth was being carried f  whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate g  to ask alms of those entering the temple. 3Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. 4And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6But Peter said h  I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. i  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” 7And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. 8And j  leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. 9And k  all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10and 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 l  While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in m  the portico called Solomon’s. 12And 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 n  The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob o  the God of our fathers p  glorified his servant
Or child; also verse 26
Jesus, whom r  you delivered over and s  denied in the presence of Pilate t  when he had decided to release him.
14But you denied u  the Holy and v  Righteous One, and w  asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15and you killed x  the Author of life y  whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16And z  his nameby aa  faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is ab  through Jesus
Greek him
has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

17And now, brothers, I know that ad  you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18But what God ae  foretold af  by the mouth of all the prophets, that ag  his Christ would ah  suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 ai  Repent therefore, and aj  turn back, that ak  your sins may be blotted out, 20that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ al  appointed for you, Jesus, 21 am  whom heaven must receive until the time for an  restoring all the things about which ao  God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. 22Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you ap  a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen aq  to him in whatever he tells you. 23And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet ar  shall be destroyed from the people.’ 24And as  all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days. 25 at  You are the sons of the prophets and of au  the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham av  And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ 26 aw  God ax  having raised up his servant, sent him to you first ay  to bless you az  by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

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