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Acts 3 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:1 - Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:2 - As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:3 - When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:4 - Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:5 - The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:6 - But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene,[fn] get up and[fn] walk!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:7 - Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:8 - He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:9 - All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:10 - When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded!
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:11 - They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John.
Peter Preaches in the Temple
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:12 - Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. “People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - For it is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of all our ancestors—who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this. This is the same Jesus whom you handed over and rejected before Pilate, despite Pilate’s decision to release him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:14 - You rejected this holy, righteous one and instead demanded the release of a murderer.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:15 - You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:16 - “Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:17 - “Friends,[fn] I realize that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was done in ignorance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:18 - But God was fulfilling what all the prophets had foretold about the Messiah—that he must suffer these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:20 - Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:21 - For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:22 - Moses said, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your own people. Listen carefully to everything he tells you.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:23 - Then Moses said, ‘Anyone who will not listen to that Prophet will be completely cut off from God’s people.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:24 - “Starting with Samuel, every prophet spoke about what is happening today.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:25 - You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, ‘Through your descendants[fn] all the families on earth will be blessed.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:26 - When God raised up his servant, Jesus, he sent him first to you people of Israel, to bless you by turning each of you back from your sinful ways.”
NLT Footnotes
Or Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Some manuscripts do not include get up and.
Greek Brothers.
Deut 18:15.
Deut 18:19; Lev 23:29.
Greek your seed; see Gen 12:3; 22:18.

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