Acts 3:3
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New American Standard Bible
When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms.

King James Bible
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

Darby Bible Translation
who, seeing Peter and John about to enter into the temple, asked to receive alms.

World English Bible
Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive gifts for the needy.

Young's Literal Translation
who, having seen Peter and John about to go into the temple, was begging to receive a kindness.

Acts 3:3 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Who, seeing Peter ... - There is no evidence that he was acquainted with them or knew who they were. He asked of them as he was accustomed to do of the multitude that entered the temple.

Acts 3:3 Parallel Commentaries

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The Servant of the Lord
'Unto you first God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, In turning away every one of you from his iniquities.' --ACTS iii. 26. So ended Peter's bold address to the wondering crowd gathered in the Temple courts around him, with his companion John and the lame man whom they had healed. A glance at his words will show how extraordinarily outspoken and courageous they are. He charges home on his hearers the guilt of Christ's death, unfalteringly proclaims His Messiahship, bears witness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Watching the Horizon
"Thy Kingdom Come." "Thou art coming! We are waiting With a hope that cannot fail; Asking not the day or hour, Resting on Thy word of power, Anchored safe within the veil. Time appointed may be long, But the vision must be sure: Certainty shall make us strong, Joyful patience must endure. "O the joy to see Thee reigning, Thee, my own beloved Lord! Every tongue Thy name confessing, Worship, honour, glory, blessing, Brought to Thee with glad accord! Thee, my Master and my Friend, Vindicated and enthroned!
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

Christ Rightly and Properly Said to have Merited Grace and Salvation for Us.
1. Christ not only the minister, but also the author and prince of salvation. Divine grace not obscured by this mode of expression. The merit of Christ not opposed to the mercy of God, but depends upon it. 2. The compatibility of the two proved by various passages of Scripture. 3. Christ by his obedience truly merited divine grace for us. 4. This grace obtained by the shedding of Christ's blood, and his obedience even unto death. 5. In this way he paid our ransom. 6. The presumptuous manner in which
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

An Ox in the Congregation
Friday, July 10.--I rode to London and preached at Short's Gardens on "the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth" [Acts 3:6]. Sunday, 12. While I was showing, at Charles' Square, what it is "to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God" [see Micah 6:8], a great shout began. Many of the rabble had brought an ox, which they were vehemently laboring to drive among the people. But their labor was in vain; for in spite of them all, he ran round and round, one way and the other, and at length
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Luke 22:8
And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it."

Acts 3:1
Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer.

Acts 3:4
But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, "Look at us!"

Acts 3:11
While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them at the so-called portico of Solomon, full of amazement.

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