Acts 3:4
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New International Version
Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!"

New Living Translation
Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, "Look at us!"

English Standard Version
And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”

New American Standard Bible
But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, "Look at us!"

King James Bible
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, "Look at us."

International Standard Version
Peter, along with John, looked him straight in the eye and said, "Look at us!"

NET Bible
Peter looked directly at him (as did John) and said, "Look at us!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shimeon and Yohannan gazed at him and they said to him, “Look at us.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Peter and John stared at him. "Look at us!" Peter said.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

King James 2000 Bible
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

American King James Version
And Peter, fastening his eyes on him with John, said, Look on us.

American Standard Version
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, with John, said, Look on us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Peter with John fastening his eyes upon him, said: Look upon us.

Darby Bible Translation
And Peter, looking stedfastly upon him with John, said, Look on us.

English Revised Version
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, with John, said, Look on us.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Peter fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

Weymouth New Testament
Peter fixing his eyes on him, as John did also, said, "Look at us."

World English Bible
Peter, fastening his eyes on him, with John, said, "Look at us."

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter, having looked stedfastly toward him with John, said, 'Look toward us;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:1-11 The apostles and the first believers attended the temple worship at the hours of prayer. Peter and John seem to have been led by a Divine direction, to work a miracle on a man above forty years old, who had been a cripple from his birth. Peter, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, bade him rise up and walk. Thus, if we would attempt to good purpose the healing of men's souls, we must go forth in the name and power of Jesus Christ, calling on helpless sinners to arise and walk in the way of holiness, by faith in Him. How sweet the thought to our souls, that in respect to all the crippled faculties of our fallen nature, the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth can make us whole! With what holy joy and rapture shall we tread the holy courts, when God the Spirit causes us to enter therein by his strength!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Fastening his eyes (ἀτενίσας εἰς αὐτόν). Comp. Luke 4:20, "The eyes of all were fastened upon him (ἤσαν ἀτένιζοντες);" and Acts 22:56, "looking steadfastly." St. Luke also uses the phrase in Acts 1:10; Acts 3:12; Acts 6:15; Acts 7:55; but it is found nowhere else in the New Testament except 2 Corinthians 3:7, 13.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Peter fastening his eyes upon him,.... Or looking very wistly and intently at him, being, no doubt, under some uncommon impulse of the Spirit of God to take notice of him, and cure him of his disease:

with John; who was also under a like impulse at the same time; and who was equally concerned in this cure, as appears by the notice the man, when healed, took of the one, as well as the other; and by Peter's declaration, Acts 3:11 as also by the following words:

said, look on us; which was said to raise his attention to them, to put him upon observing what manner of men they were, and how unlikely to perform the following cure, and to take notice of the manner in which it would be done. The Jews speak of a supernatural cure effected in such a manner, using such words; and which perhaps is told, with a view to lessen the glory of this (z).

"Elias appeared to one in the likeness of R. Chiyah Rabbah; he said to him, how does my Lord do? he replied to him, a certain tooth distresses me; he said to him, , "look on me"; and he looked on him, and put his finger on it, and he was well.''

(z) T. Hieros. Cetubot, fol. 35. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4, 5. Peter fastening his eyes on him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed—that, through the eye, faith might be aided in its birth.

Acts 3:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Healing the Lame Beggar
3When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms. 4But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, "Look at us!" 5And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.…
Cross References
Acts 3:1
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon.

Acts 3:3
When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.

Acts 3:5
So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

Acts 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.

Acts 10:4
Cornelius stared at him in fear. "What is it, Lord?" he asked. The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.

Acts 14:9
He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
Treasury of Scripture

And Peter, fastening his eyes on him with John, said, Look on us.

fastening.

Acts 11:6 On the which when I had fastened my eyes, I considered, and saw four …

Acts 14:9,10 The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving …

Luke 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down…

Look.

Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered to the people, You men of Israel, …

John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time …

John 11:40 Jesus said to her, Said I not to you, that, if you would believe, …

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