New International Version
When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
King James Bible
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
Darby Bible Translation
who, seeing Peter and John about to enter into the temple, asked to receive alms.
World English Bible
Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive gifts for the needy.
Young's Literal Translation
who, having seen Peter and John about to go into the temple, was begging to receive a kindness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A - man lame from his mother's womb - The case of this man must have been well known:
1. from the long standing of his infirmity:
2. from his being daily exposed in a place so public.
It appears that he had no power to walk, and was what we term a cripple, for he was carried to the gate of the temple, and laid there in order to excite compassion. These circumstances are all marked by St. Luke, the more fully to show the greatness and incontestable nature of the miracle.
The gate - which is called Beautiful - There are different opinions concerning this gate. Josephus observes, Bell. Jud. lib. v. cap. 5, sect. 3, that the temple had nine gates, which were on every side covered with gold and silver; but there was one gate which was without the holy house, and was of Corinthian brass, and greatly excelled those which were only covered with gold and silver: πολυ τῃ τιμῃ τας καταργυρους και περιχρυσους ὑπεραγουσα. The magnitudes of the other gates were equal one to another; but that of the Corinthian gate, which opened on the east, over against the gate of the holy house itself, was much larger: πεντηκοντα γαρ πηχων ουσα την αναστασιν, τεσσαρακοντα πηχεις τας θυρας ειχε, και τον κοσμον πολυτελεστερον, επι δαψιλες παχος αργυρου τε και χρυσου· for its height was fifty cubits, and its doors were forty cubits, and it was adorned after a most costly manner, as having much richer and thicker plates of silver and gold upon them than upon the other. This last was probably the gate which is here called Beautiful; because it was on the outside of the temple, to which there was an easy access, and because it was evidently the most costly, according to the account in Josephus; but it must be granted that the text of Josephus is by no means clear.
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Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover."
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon.
Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!"
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.
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