OF THE APOSTLES
4. Peter's Second Message to the Jews
a. The Healing of a Lame Man
1 Now Peter and John were going up into the 1atemple at the 2bninth-hour prayer;
2 And a certain man who had been alame from his mother's womb was being carried there, whom they had laid day by day at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful to ask alms from those entering into the temple.
3 And he, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, began to ask to receive alms.
4 And Peter, gazing at him with John, said, Look at us!
5 And he turned his attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.
6 But Peter said, 1Silver and gold I do anot possess, but what I have, this I give to you: In the bname of Jesus Christ the 2cNazarene 3rise up and walk.
7 And he seized him by the right hand and raised him up; and instantly his feet and ankles were made strong.
8 And aleaping up and about, he stood and began to walk, and he entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and bpraising God.
9 And all the apeople saw him walking and praising God,
10 And they recognized him, that he was the one who had been sitting for alms at the temple's Beautiful Gate; and they were filled with amazement and astonishment at what had happened to him.
(1) Testifying of Jesus in His Death and Resurrection
11 And while he was holding on to Peter and John, all the people ran together toward them at the aportico called Solomon's, greatly amazed.
12 And when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, 1Men of Israel, why are you marveling at this? Or why are you gazing at us, as though by our own power or godliness we have made him walk?
13 The 1aGod of Abraham and 2Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has 3bglorified His cServant Jesus, whom you ddelivered up and edenied in the presence of fPilate, when he had decided to grelease Him.
14 But you denied the aholy and brighteous One and casked that a man who was a murderer be granted to you;
15 And the 1Author of alife you bkilled, whom 2God has craised from the dead, of 3which we are dwitnesses.
16 And 1upon faith in His aname, His 2name has made this man strong, whom you behold and know; and the faith which is through Him has given him this wholeness of health before you all.
17 And now, brothers, I know that you acted in aignorance, as also your rulers did;
18 But the things which God 1announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that aHis Christ would bsuffer, He has thus fulfilled.
(2) Exhorting People to Repent and Turn
That They May Partake of the Ascended and Coming Christ
19 aRepent therefore and turn, that your sins may be bwiped away,
20 So that seasons of 1refreshing may come from the presence of the 2Lord and that He may send the Christ, who has been previously aappointed for you, Jesus,
21 Whom heaven must indeed receive until the 1times of the arestoration of all things, of which God spoke through the mouth of His holy bprophets 2from of old.
22 Moses said, a"A 1Prophet will the Lord your God braise up unto you from your brothers, like me; Him shall you chear in whatever things He speaks to you.
23 aAnd it shall be that every soul who does not hear that Prophet shall be utterly bdestroyed from among the people.''
24 And also all the prophets, from aSamuel and those in succession after him, as many as spoke, also announced these days.
25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God covenanted with your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And ain your 1seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.''
26 To you afirst, God, having braised up His cServant, has sent 1Him to bless you in dturning each of you away from your wicked deeds.