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A Lame Man Healed
1Now Peter and John went up together #Acts 2:46to the temple at the hour of prayer, #Ps. 55:17; Matt. 27:45; Acts 10:30the ninth hour. 2And #Acts 14:8a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, #John 9:8; Acts 3:10to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: #Acts 4:10In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8So he, #Is. 35:6leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. 9#Acts 4:16, 21And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10Then they knew that it was he who #John 9:8; Acts 3:2sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Preaching in Solomon’s Portico
11Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch #John 10:23; Acts 5:12which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed. 12So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13#John 5:30The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, #Is. 49:3; John 7:39; 12:23; 13:31glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you #Matt. 27:2delivered up and #Matt. 27:20; Mark 15:11; Luke 23:18; John 18:40; Acts 13:28denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. 14But you denied #Ps. 16:10; Mark 1:24; Luke 1:35the Holy One #Acts 7:52; 2 Cor. 5:21and the Just, and #John 18:40asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15and killed the Prince of life, #Acts 2:24whom God raised from the dead, #Acts 2:32of which we are witnesses. 16#Matt. 9:22; Acts 4:10; 14:9And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17“Yet now, brethren, I know that #Luke 23:34; John 16:3; (Acts 13:27; 17:30); 1 Cor. 2:8; 1 Tim. 1:13you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18But #Luke 24:44; Acts 26:22those things which God foretold #Ps. 22; Is. 50:6; 53:5; Dan. 9:26; Hos. 6:1; Zech. 13:6; 1 Pet. 1:10by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19#(Acts 2:38; 26:20)Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21#Acts 1:11whom heaven must receive until the times of #Matt. 17:11; (Rom. 8:21)restoration of all things, #Luke 1:70which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. 22For Moses truly said to the fathers, #Deut. 18:15, 18, 19; Acts 7:37‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. 23And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ 24Yes, and #2 Sam. 7:12; Luke 24:25all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days. 25#Acts 2:39; (Rom. 9:4, 8; Gal. 3:26)You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, #Gen. 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ 26To you #Matt. 15:24; John 4:22; Acts 13:46; (Rom. 1:16; 2:9)first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, #Is. 42:1; Matt. 1:21in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”