Acts 3

Healing the Lame Beggar

1Now a  Peter and John were going up to the temple at the
I.e. 3 p.m.
ninth hour c  the hour of prayer.
2And d  a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they e  used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, f  in order to beg
Or a gift of charity
alms of those who were entering the temple.
3When he saw h  Peter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms. 4But Peter, along with John i  fixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!” 5And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: j  In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarenewalk!” 7And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened. 8
Lit leaping up
l  With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
9And m  all the people saw him walking and praising God; 10and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to n  sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter’s Second Sermon

11While he was clinging to o  Peter and John, all the people ran together to them at the so-called
Or colonnade
q  portico of Solomon, full of amazement.
12But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk? 13 r  The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob s  the God of our fathers, has glorified His
Or Son
u  servant Jesus, the one whom v  you delivered and disowned in the presence of w  Pilate, when he had x  decided to release Him.
14But you disowned y  the Holy and Righteous One and z  asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15but put to death the
Or Author
ab  Prince of life, the one whom ac  God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are ad  witnesses.
16And on the basis of faith ae  in His name, it is
Lit His name
the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.

17And now, brethren, I know that you acted ag  in ignorance, just as your ah  rulers did also. 18But the things which ai  God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, aj  that His
Or Anointed One; i.e. Messiah
Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
19Therefore al  repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that am  times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20and that He may send Jesus, the
Or Anointed One; i.e. Messiah
Christ appointed for you,
21 ao  whom heaven must receive until the
Lit periods, times
period of aq  restoration of all things about which ar  God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
22Moses said, ‘ as  The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet
Or as He raised up me
like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed to everything He says to you.
23au  And it will be that every av  soul that does not heed that prophet aw  shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ 24And likewise, ax  all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days. 25“It is you who are ay  the sons of the prophets and of the az  covenant which God
Lit covenanted
made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘ bb  And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
26“For you bc  first, God bd  raised up His
Or Son
Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”
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