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Acts 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Lame Beggar Healed

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:1 - Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:2 - And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:3 - Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:4 - And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:5 - And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:6 - But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:7 - And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:8 - And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:9 - And all the people saw him walking and praising God,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:10 - and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter Speaks in Solomon’s Portico

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:11 - While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:12 - And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant[fn] Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:14 - But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:15 - and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:16 - And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus[fn] has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:17 - “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:18 - But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:20 - that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:21 - whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:22 - Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:23 - And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:24 - And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:25 - You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:26 - God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”
ESV Footnotes
That is, 3 p.m.
Or child; also verse 26
Greek him

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