Acts 3

Healing of a Lame Man

1 Now Peter and John were going up together to the
temple complex: In the Jerusalem temple, the complex included the sanctuary (the holy place and the holy of holies), at least 4 courtyards (for priests, Jewish men, Jewish women, and Gentiles), numerous gates, and several covered walkways.
temple complex at the hour of prayer b at three in the afternoon.
Lit at the ninth hour
2 And a man who was lame from birth was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex. d 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple complex, he asked for help. 4 Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, “Look at us.” 5 So he turned to them,
Or he paid attention to them
expecting to get something from them.
6 But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the
Nazarene: A person from Nazareth; growing up in Nazareth was an aspect of the Messiah's humble beginnings; Jn 1:46.
Nazarene, get up and walk!” g
7 Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong. 8 So he jumped up, stood, and started to walk, and he entered the temple complex with them – walking, leaping, and praising God. h 9 All the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple complex. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him. i

Preaching in Solomon’s Colonnade

11 While he
Other mss read the lame man who was healed
was holding on to Peter and John, all the people, greatly amazed, ran toward them in what is called Solomon’s Colonnade. k
12When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Or why do you stare at us, as though we had made him walk by our own power or godliness? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, l has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in the presence of
Pilate: Pontius Pilate was governor of the province of Judea a.d. 26-36.
Pilate, n when he had decided to release Him.
14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One o and asked to have a murderer given to you. p 15You killed the source
Or the Prince, or the Ruler
of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this. r
16 By faith in His name, His name has made this man strong, whom you see and know. So the faith that comes through Him has given him this perfect health in front of all of you.

17 “And now,
brother(s): The Greek word adelphoi can be used as a reference to males only or to groups that include males and females. It is the context of each usage that determines the proper meaning.
brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, just as your leaders also did. t
18 But what God predicted through the mouth of all the prophets – that His
Messiah: Or the Christ; the Greek word Christos means "the anointed one".
Messiah would suffer – He has fulfilled v in this way.
19 Therefore repent w and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, x that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
Some editors or translators put that seasons . . . the Lord in v. 20
20 and that He may send Jesus, who has been appointed z for you as the Messiah. 21 Heaven must welcome
Or receive, or retain
Him until the times of the restoration of all things, which God spoke about by the mouth of His holy prophets from the beginning. ab
22 Moses said:
Other mss add to the fathers

The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him in everything He will say to you.
23And everyone who will not listen to that Prophet will be completely cut off from the people. ad , ae
24“In addition, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those after him, have also announced these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, saying to Abraham, And all the families of the earth will be blessed through your offspring. af , ag 26 God raised up His Servant
Other mss add Jesus
and sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.” ai
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