And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's…
That workman should do ill who having built a house with another man's purse, should go about to set up his own arms upon the front thereof. In 's law it was decreed that no workman should set up his name within the body of that building which he made out of another man's cost. Thus Christ sets us all at work, it is He that bids us to fast, and pray, and hear, and give alms, etc. But who is at the cost of all? whose are all these works? surely God's. Man's poverty is so great that he cannot reach a good thought, much less a good deed; all the materials are from God, the building is His, it is His purse that paid for it; give but therefore the glory and the honour thereof unto God, and take all the profit to thyself.
Parallel VersesKJV: And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.