Chapter 3

Healing the Lame Beggar

1 Now aPeter and John were going up to the temple at the 1ninth hour, bthe hour of prayer.

2 And aa man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they bused to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, cin order to beg 1alms of those who were entering the temple.

3 When he saw aPeter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms.

4 But Peter, along with John, afixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!”

5 And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.

6 But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: aIn the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!”

7 And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.

8 1aWith a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.

9 And aall the people saw him walking and praising God;

10 and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to asit 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

11 While he was clinging to aPeter and John, all the people ran together to them at the so-called 1bportico of Solomon, full of amazement.

12 But 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 “aThe God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, bthe God of our fathers, has glorified His 1cservant Jesus, the one whom dyou delivered and disowned in the presence of ePilate, when he had fdecided to release Him.

14 “But you disowned athe Holy and Righteous One and basked for a murderer to be granted to you,

15 but put to death the 1aPrince of life, the one whom bGod raised from the dead, a fact to which we are cwitnesses.

16 “And on the basis of faith ain His name, it is 1the 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.

17 “And now, brethren, I know that you acted ain ignorance, just as your brulers did also.

18 “But the things which aGod announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, bthat His 1Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.

19 “Therefore arepent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that btimes of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

20 and that He may send Jesus, the 1Christ appointed for you,

21 awhom heaven must receive until the 1period of brestoration of all things about which cGod spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.

22 “Moses said, ‘aThe Lord God will raise up for you a prophet 1like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed to everything He says to you.

23 ‘aAnd it will be that every bsoul that does not heed that prophet cshall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’

24 “And likewise, aall the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days.

25 “It is you who are athe sons of the prophets and of the bcovenant which God 1made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘cAnd in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’

26 “For you afirst, God braised up His 1Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”


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