Acts 3

And it occurred, as Simon Cephas and John went together up to the temple, at the time of prayer, being the ninth hour, that, lo, those accustomed to bring a man lame from his mother's womb, brought him and laid him at the gate of the temple called Beautiful; that he might ask alms of those going into the temple. This man, when he saw Simon and John going into the temple, asked them to give him alms. And Simon and John looked on him, and said to him: Look on us. And he looked on them, expecting to receive something from them. Simon said to him: Gold and silver, I have not; but what I have, I give to thee; in the name of our Lord Jesus Messiah, the Nazarean, rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and raised him up: and forthwith, his feet and his heels recovered strength. And he sprang, stood up, and walked: and he entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him, as he walked and praised God. 10 And they knew that he was the beggar, who sat daily and asked alms, at the gate called Beautiful: and they were filled with wonder and admiration at what had occurred. 11 And as he held fast to Simon and John, all the people admiring ran to them at the portico called Solomon's. 12 And when Simon saw it, he answered and said to them: Men, sons of Israel, why do ye wonder at this? or why do ye gaze on us, as if by our own power or authority we had made this man to walk? 13 The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he would have justified him and set him free. 14 But ye denied the holy and just One, and demanded that a murderer should be released to you. 15 And that Prince of life ye slew; and him, hath God raised from the dead, and all of us are witnesses of it. 16 And, by the faith in his name, he hath strengthened and cured this man, whom ye see and know; and faith in him hath given the man this soundness before you all. 17 And now, my brethren, I know that through misapprehensions ye did this, as did also your chiefs: 18 and God, according as he had previously announced by the mouth of all the prophets that the Messiah would suffer, hath in this manner fulfilled it. 19 Repent, therefore, and be converted; that so your sins may be blotted out, 20 and times of rest may come to you from before the face of the Lord; and he may send to you him, who was made ready for you, Jesus the Messiah: 21 whom the heavens must retain, until the completion of the times of those things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of his holy prophets of old. 22 For Moses said: A prophet, like me, will the Lord raise up to you, from among your brethren ; to him hearken ye, in all that he shall say to you. 23 And it will be, that every soul who will not hearken to that prophet, that soul shall perish from his people. 24 And all the prophets that have been, from Samuel and those after him, have spoken and proclaimed of these days. 25 Ye are the children of the prophets: and that covenant which God made with our fathers, when he said to Abraham, that in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed, 26 he hath first established to you: and God hath sent his Son to bless you, if ye will be converted, and repent of your wickedness.
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