1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.2Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.3When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.4Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.6Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.9When all the people saw him walking and praising God,10they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Peter Speaks to the Onlookers
11While 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.12When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?13The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.14You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.15You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.17“Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.18But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,20and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.21Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.22For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.23Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’24“Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days.25And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’26When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
English Standard Version
The Lame Beggar Healed
1Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. (1Ki 18:29; Ps 55:17; Mt 27:46; Lu 18:10; Ac 10:3; Ac 10:30)2And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. (Lu 16:20; Joh 9:8; Ac 14:8)3Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms.4And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”5And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.6But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” (Ac 9:34; 2Co 6:10)7And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.8And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. (Isa 35:6; Ac 14:10)9And all the people saw him walking and praising God, (Ac 4:16; Ac 4:21)10and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.