Acts 3

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms {lit. mercy} of those that entered into the temple, 3who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked for alms. 4And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have I give thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8And he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God. 9And all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10and they knew that it was he who sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. 11And as the lame man who was healed held onto Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.

12And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own virtue or godliness we had made this man walk? 13The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Son Jesus, whom ye delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he had judged to let him go. 14But ye denied the Holy One and the Just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you 15and killed the Author of life, whom God has raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16And in the faith of his name, unto this man whom ye see and know, has confirmed his name; and the faith which is by him has given this man this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 17And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did it as did also your princes. 18But God has thus fulfilled those things which he had showed in advance by the mouth of all his prophets, that his Christ should suffer. 19Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, for the times of refreshing of the presence of the Lord are come; 20who has sent Jesus Christ, who before was preached unto you, 21whom it is certainly necessary that the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the age began. 22For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things doing whatever he shall say unto you. 23And it shall come to pass that every soul which will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from among the people. 24And all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. 25Ye are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 26Unto you first, God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, that each one of you might turn from his iniquities.