The Lame Beggar Healed

Now Peter and John were (A)going up to the temple at (B)the hour of prayer, (C)the ninth hour.[a] And a man (D)lame from birth was being carried, (E)whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate (F)to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, (G)“I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. (H)In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And (I)leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. And (J)all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and 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 (K)While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in (L)the portico called Solomon's. 12 And 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 (M)The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, (N)the God of our fathers, (O)glorified his servant[b] Jesus, whom (P)you delivered over and (Q)denied in the presence of Pilate, (R)when he had decided to release him. 14 But you denied (S)the Holy and (T)Righteous One, and (U)asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed (V)the Author of life, (W)whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And (X)his name—by (Y)faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is (Z)through Jesus[c] has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

17 “And now, brothers, I know that (AA)you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 But what God (AB)foretold (AC)by the mouth of all the prophets, that (AD)his Christ would (AE)suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 (AF)Repent therefore, and (AG)turn back, that (AH)your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ (AI)appointed for you, Jesus, 21 (AJ)whom heaven must receive until the time for (AK)restoring all the things about which (AL)God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you (AM)a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen (AN)to him in whatever he tells you. 23 And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet (AO)shall be destroyed from the people.’ 24 And (AP)all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days. 25 (AQ)You are the sons of the prophets and of (AR)the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, (AS)‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ 26 (AT)God, (AU)having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, (AV)to bless you (AW)by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 3:1 That is, 3 p.m.
  2. Acts 3:13 Or child; also verse 26
  3. Acts 3:16 Greek him

Peter and John Before the Council

And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and (A)the captain of the temple and (B)the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming (C)in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and (D)put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the word believed, and (E)the number of the men came to about five thousand.

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(A)how shall we escape if we (B)neglect such a great salvation? It was (C)declared at first by the Lord, and it was (D)attested to us (E)by those who heard, (F)while God also bore witness (G)by signs and wonders and various miracles and by (H)gifts of the Holy Spirit (I)distributed according to his will.

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(A)then shall the lame man leap like a deer,
    and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
(B)For waters break forth in the wilderness,
    and streams in the desert;

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(A)But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    (B)and with his wounds we are healed.

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(A)The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
    and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
    and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
    and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.
(B)They shall not hurt or destroy
    in all (C)my holy mountain;
(D)for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that day (E)the root of (F)Jesse, who shall stand as (G)a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

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22 For we know that (A)the whole creation (B)has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have (C)the firstfruits of the Spirit, (D)groan inwardly as (E)we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, (F)the redemption of our bodies.

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