Acts 3
Berean Literal Bible

A Lame Man Walks

1Now Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth. 2And a certain man was being carried, being lame from his mother’s womb, whom they placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful to ask for alms from those going into the temple, 3who having seen Peter and John being about to enter into the temple, was asking to receive alms.

4Now Peter having looked intently upon him, with John, said, “Look unto us.” 5And he began to give heed to them, expecting to receive something from them. 6But Peter said, “Silver and gold, to me there is none; but what I have, this I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”a

7And having taken him by the right hand, he raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were strengthened. 8And leaping up, he stood and began walking, and he entered into the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.

9And all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10and they recognized him, that he was the one sitting for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at that having happened to him.

Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade

11Now as he is clinging to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch called Solomon’s, greatly amazed. 12But having seen it, Peter answered to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this? Or why do you look intently on us as if by our own power or godliness we have made him to walk?

13The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servantb Jesus, whom indeed you betrayed and disowned in the presence of Pilate, that one having adjudged to release Him. 14But you denied the Holy and Righteous One and requested a murderer to be granted to you. 15And you killed the Author of life, whom God has raised up out from the dead, whereof we are witnesses.

16And on the faith in His name, this man whom you see and know, His name has strengthened; and the faith which is through Him has given to him this complete soundness before all of you.

17And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your rulers also. 18But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19Repent, therefore, and turn again, for the blotting out of your sins, 20so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send the One having been appointed to you, Christ Jesus, 21whom indeed it behooves heaven to receive until the times of restoration of all things, of which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from the age.

22For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up to you a prophet like me out from your brothers. You will listen to Him in all things, as many as He might say to you. 23And it will be that every soul who might not heed that prophet will be utterly destroyed out from the people.’c

24And also all the prophets from Samuel, and those subsequently, as many as have spoken, also have proclaimed these days. 25You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth will be blessed.’d 26God, having raised up His servant, sent Him first to you, blessing you in turning away each of you from your wickednesses.”

a 6 SBL, NE, and WH In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk
b 13 Or child; also in verse 26
c 23 Deuteronomy 18:15,18,19
d 25 Genesis 22:18

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