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Webster Bible Translation
Healing the Lame Beggar
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 of them that entered into the temple.
3Who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked an alms.
4And Peter fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive something from 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 to him.
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade
11And as the lame man who was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
12And when Peter saw it, he answered to the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
13The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
14But ye denied the Holy One, and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted to you,
15And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; of which we are witnesses.
16And his name, through faith in his name, hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yes, the faith which is by him, hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
18But those things which God before had shown by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
19Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord,
20And he will send Jesus Christ, who before was preached to you:
21Whom the heaven must receive, until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, since the world began.
22For Moses truly said to the fathers, A Prophet will the Lord your God raise up to you, of your brethren, like me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatever he shall say to you.
23And it shall come to pass, that every soul who will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
24And all the prophets also from Samuel, and those that follow, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold these days.
25Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
26To you first, God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.