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Acts 3 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Peter Heals a Lame Beggar

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:1 - One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:2 - Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:3 - When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:4 - Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:5 - So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:6 - Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:7 - Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:8 - He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:9 - When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:10 - they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter Speaks to the Onlookers

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:11 - While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:12 - When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:14 - You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:15 - You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:16 - By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:17 - “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:18 - But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:20 - and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:21 - Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:22 - For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:23 - Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:24 - “Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:25 - And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:26 - When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
NIV Footnotes
Deut. 18:15,18,19
Gen. 22:18; 26:4

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