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Acts 3:12-26Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 When 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, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you. 15 You killed the source[a] of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this. 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, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, just as your leaders also did. 18 But what God predicted through the mouth of all the prophets—that His Messiah would suffer—He has fulfilled in this way. 19 Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,[b] 20 and that He may send Jesus, who has been appointed for you as the Messiah. 21 Heaven must welcome[c] Him until the times of the restoration of all things, which God spoke about by the mouth of His holy prophets from the beginning. 22 Moses said:[d]

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. 23 And everyone who will not listen to that Prophet will be completely cut off from the people.[e]

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.[f] 26 God raised up His Servant[g] and sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.”

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 3:15 Or the Prince, or the Ruler
  2. Acts 3:19 Some editors or translators put that seasons . . . the Lord in v. 20
  3. Acts 3:21 Or receive, or retain
  4. Acts 3:22 Other mss add to the fathers
  5. Acts 3:23 Dt 18:15-19
  6. Acts 3:25 Gn 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4
  7. Acts 3:26 Other mss add Jesus

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