Old Testament

Acts 3
Peter Heals a Lame Man
31Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour,[] an hour of prayer. 2A certain man who was lame from birth was carried there every day and placed at the temple gate, which is called Beautiful, so that he could beg for donations from those entering the temple. 3When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple, he asked them for a donation.
4Peter looked directly at him, as did John. Peter said, “Look at us.” 5So the man paid close attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.
6But Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I will give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” 7Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately the man's feet and ankles were made strong. 8Jumping up, he stood and began to walk. He entered the temple courts with them, walking, jumping, and praising God.
9All the people saw him walking and praising God. 10They recognized him as the one who used to sit begging for money at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. 11While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people came running toward them in utter amazement in the area called Solomon's Colonnade.
12When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Why are you staring at us, as if by our own power or godliness we have made this man walk? 13The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,[] the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and disowned in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you. 15You killed the Author[] of Life, whom God raised from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16And on the basis of faith in his name, it is the name of Jesus that has strengthened this man, whom you see and know. This faith that comes through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.
17“Now brothers,[] I know that you acted in ignorance, just like your leaders. 18But in this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through the mouth of all the prophets: that his Christ would suffer. 19Therefore repent and return to have your sins wiped out, 20so that refreshing times may come from the presence of the Lord and that he may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you. 21He must receive heaven[] until the times when everything will be restored, as God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
22“Moses said to the fathers:[]
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet from your brothers who is like me. Listen to everything he tells you. 23And this is what will happen: Every person who does not listen to that prophet will be completely cut off from the people.[]
24“Also, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have talked about these days. 25You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with our[] fathers when he said to Abraham:
In your seed[] all the families of the earth will be blessed.[]
26“God raised up his servant and sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you away from your wicked ways.”


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  • 3:13 Some witnesses to the text read the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
  • 3:15 Or Prince
  • 3:17 When context indicates it, the Greek word for brothers may refer to all fellow believers, male and female. In this case, it seems to refer to fellow Jews.
  • 3:21 Or Heaven must receive him.
  • 3:22 Some witnesses to the text omit to the fathers.
  • 3:23 Deuteronomy 18:15,18,19
  • 3:25 Some witnesses to the text read your.
  • 3:25 Or descendant. The literal seed is retained in the translation to help readers trace the line of the promised Savior from Eve through Abraham and David to Jesus, the promised Seed of the Woman.
  • 3:25 Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14