Healing of a Lame Man
1Now Peter and John were going up to the temple for the time of prayer#Ps 55:17; Mt 27:46; Ac 10:3,30 at three in the afternoon.#3:1 Lit at the ninth hour 2A man who was lame from birth was being carried there. He was placed each day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so that he could beg from those entering the temple.#Lk 16:20; Jn 9:8; Ac 14:8 3When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple, he asked for money. 4Peter, along with John, looked straight at him and said, “Look at us.” 5So he turned to them, expecting to get something from them. 6But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!” #Ac 4:10; 2Co 6:10 7Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong. 8So he jumped up and started to walk, and he entered the temple with them — walking, leaping, and praising God.#Is 35:4–6; Ac 14:10 9All the people saw him walking and praising God, 10and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.#Jn 9:8; Ac 3:2
Preaching in Solomon’s Colonnade
11While he#3:11 Other mss read the lame man who was healed was holding on to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astonished, ran toward them in what is called Solomon’s Colonnade.#Lk 22:8; Jn 10:23; Ac 5:12 12When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: “Fellow Israelites, why are you amazed at this? Why do you stare at us, as though we had made him walk by our own power or godliness? 13The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our ancestors,#Ac 5:30; 7:32; 22:14 has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied before Pilate,#Mt 27:2; Lk 23:4; Jn 19:15; Ac 13:28 though he had decided to release him. 14You denied the Holy and Righteous One#Mk 1:24; Ac 4:27; 7:52 and asked to have a murderer released to you.#Mk 15:11; Lk 23:18,25 15You killed the source#3:15 Or the Prince, or the Ruler of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this.#Ac 2:24; 5:31 16By faith in his name, his name has made this man strong, whom you see and know. So the faith that comes through Jesus has given him this perfect health in front of all of you.
17“And now, brothers and sisters, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your leaders also did.#Lk 23:34; Ac 13:27 18In this way God fulfilled what he had predicted through all the prophets — that his Messiah would suffer.#Lk 24:27; Ac 2:23; 17:3; 26:23 19Therefore repent#Ac 2:38; 8:22; 17:30; 26:20 and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out,#Ps 51:1,9; Is 43:25; 44:22; Col 2:14 20that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send Jesus, who has been appointed#Ac 22:14; 26:16 for you as the Messiah. 21Heaven must receive him until the time of the restoration of all things, which God spoke about through his holy prophets from the beginning.#Mt 17:10; Lk 1:70; Ac 1:11 22Moses said:#3:22 Other mss add to the fathers The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to everything he tells you. 23And everyone who does not listen to that prophet will be completely cut off from the people.#3:22–23Dt 18:15–19#Dt 18:15–19; Ac 7:37
24“In addition, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those after him, have also foretold these days. 25You are the sons#3:25 = heirs 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.#3:25 Gn 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4#Gn 22:18; Ac 2:39; Rm 9:4 26God raised up his servant#3:26 Other mss add Jesus and sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.”#Ac 2:24; 13:46; Rm 1:16