3 1Now Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of
prayer, being the ninth hour.
2And a certain man that was
lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the door of
the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into
3who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked
to receive an alms.
4And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, with John,
said, Look on us.
5And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive
something from them.
6But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but
what I have, that give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.
7And he took him by the right hand, and raised him up: and immediately
his feet and his ankle-bones received strength.
8And leaping up, he
stood, and began to walk; and he entered with them into the temple, walking,
and leaping, and praising God.
9And all the people saw him walking and
10and they took knowledge of him, that it was he that sat
for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with
wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
11And as he
held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that
is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
12And when Peter saw it, he
answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this man? or why
fasten ye your eyes on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had
made him to walk?
13The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the
God of our fathers, hath glorified his Servant Jesus; whom ye delivered up,
and denied before the face of Pilate, when he had determined to release him.
14But ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to
be granted unto you,
15and killed the Prince of life; whom God raised
from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
16And by faith in his name hath
his name made this man strong, whom ye behold and know: yea, the faith which
is through him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you
17And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as did also
18But the things which God foreshowed by the mouth of all
the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.
ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so
there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;
that he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for you, even
21whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of
all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of His holy prophets that have
been from of old.
22Moses indeed said, A prophet shall the Lord God raise
up unto you from among your brethren, like unto me. To him shall ye hearken
in all things whatsoever he shall speak unto you.
23And it shall be, that
every soul that shall not hearken to that prophet, shall be utterly destroyed
from among the people.
24Yea and all the prophets from Samuel and them
that followed after, as many as have spoken, they also told of these days.
25Ye are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made
with your fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the
families of the earth be blessed.
26Unto you first God, having raised up
his Servant, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from