Atos 3

1 PETER and John were going up into the Temple courts at the hour of prayer, three o'clock,

2 when a man lame from his birth was being carried along. This man used to be placed every day near the gate of the Temple courts \'97 the one called the Beautiful Gate \'97 to beg of those who were entering.

3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the Temple courts, he begged to receive something.

4 But Peter fixing his eyes on him, along with John, said, "Look at us."

5 He gave attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.

6 But Peter said, "Silver and gold I have not; but what I have I will give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, walk."

7 Grasping his right hand he lifted him up. Immediately his feet and ankles became strong,

8 and he sprang up and stood and walked and entered the Temple court with them, walking and leaping and praising God.

9 All the people saw him walking about and praising God,

10 and when they recognized that it was he who had sat begging at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple court, they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

11 While he still clung to Peter and John, all the people ran crowding around them in what was called Solomon's Colonnade, greatly astonished.

12 Peter, seeing the people, explained, "Fellow Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you gaze so at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?

13 The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus whom you delivered up and disowned before Pilate when he had decided to release him.

14 You disowned the holy and righteous one and begged to have a murderer granted you.

15 You killed the Author of life, but God raised him from the dead. Of this we are witnesses.

16 And now by faith in his name this man whom you see and know has been made strong by his name, and the faith that is through him has given this man this perfect soundness before you all.

17 "Now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, as also your rulers did.

18 God in this way fulfilled what he had predicted through the mouths of all the prophets that his Christ should suffer.

19 Therefore, repent and turn about, that your sins may be wiped away and the gracious face of the Lord may bring times of refreshing,

20 and he may send Jesus Christ, long ago appointed,

21 but whom heaven must receive until the times of the restoration of all things, of which God spoke through the mouths of his holy prophets of old.

22 "Moses indeed said, 'The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet from among your brethren, as he raised me; listen to all that he may say to you.

23 It shall be that every person who does not listen to that prophet will be utterly destroyed from among the people.'

24 And all the prophets, Samuel and those who followed him, all who spoke, also foretold these days.

25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God established with your fathers when he said to Abraham, 'In your descendants all the families of the earth will be blessed.'

26 To you first God, when he raised up his servant, sent him, to bless you by turning each one of you from his wicked ways."