Matthew Bible

Acts 3

Peter preaching to the people that came to see a lame man restored to his feet,

Acts 3:1 Peter and Iohn wente vp together into the temple at þe nynth houre of prayer. Acts 3:2 And ther was a certayne man halte from hys mothers wombe, whome they broughte and layed at the gate of the temple called beutifull, to axe almes of them that entred into the temple. Acts 3:3 Whyche same when he sawe Peter and Iohn, that they woulde into the temple, desiered to receiue an almes. Acts 3:4 And Peter fastened hys eyes on hym wyth Iohn and sayed: loke on vs. Acts 3:5 And he gaue heede vnto them, trustynge to receyue somethinge of them. Acts 3:6 Then sayed Peter: Syluer and gold haue I none, suche as I haue geue I the. In the name of Iesu Christ of Nazareth, ryse vp & walke. Acts 3:7 And he toke hym by the right hande, and lyft him vp. And immedyatlye hys fete and ancle bones receyued strength. Acts 3:8 And he sprange, stode and also walked, and entred wyth them into the temple, walkynge and leaping and laudinge God. Acts 3:9 And all the people sawe hym walke and laude God. Acts 3:10 And they knewe hym that it was he whyche sate and begged at the beutyfull gate of the temple. And they wondred & were sore astonied at that, which had happened vnto hym. Acts 3:11 And as the halte whych was healed held Peter and Iohn, all the people ran amased vnto them in Solomons porche.

professeth the cure not to have been wrought by his or John's own power, or holiness, but by God, and his Son Jesus, and through faith in his name:

Acts 3:12 When Peter saw that, he aunswered vnto the people: ye men of Israel why maruaile ye at this or why loke ye so stedfastly on vs as though by our owne power or holines, we had made this man go.

withal reprehending them for crucifying Jesus.

Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham Isaac and Iacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified hys sonne Iesu, whom ye delyuered and denyed in the presence of Pylate, when he had iudged hym to be lowsed. Acts 3:14 But ye denyed the holye and iuste: and desyred a mortherer to be geuen you Acts 3:15 and kylled the Lorde of lyfe, whom god hath raysed from death, of the whiche we are wytnesses. Acts 3:16 And hys name through the fayth of his name, hath made this man sound: whom ye se and knowe. And the fayth whych is by hym, hath geuen to hym thys health in the presence of you all.

Which because they did it through ignorance, and that therefore were fulfilled God's determinate counsel, and the Scriptures:

Acts 3:17 And nowe brethren I wote well þt through ignoraunce ye dyd it, as did also your heades. Acts 3:18 But those thinges whyche God before had shewed, by the mouth of all hys prophetes, howe that Christe shoulde suffer, he hath thus wyse fulfilled.

he exhorteth them by repentance and faith to seek remission of their sins, and salvation in the same Jesus.

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therfore and turne, that youre synnes maye be done awaye. When the tyme of refreshing commeth, which we shall haue of the presence of þe Lorde, Acts 3:20 and when God shal sende hym, which before was preached vnto you, that is to wytte, Iesus Christe, Acts 3:21 whiche he must receiue heauen, vntyl the tyme that al thinges (which God hath spoken by the mouthe of all hys holye Prophetes sence the worlde beganne) be restored agayne. Acts 3:22 For Moyses sayd vnto the fathers: A Prophete shall the Lorde youre God raise vp vnto you, euen of youre brethren lyke vnto me: hym shall ye heare in all thynges, whatsoeuer he shall saye vnto you. Acts 3:23 For the tyme wyll come, that euerye soule, whyche shal not heare that same prophete, shal be destroyed from amonge the people. Acts 3:24 Also all the Prophetes from Samuel and thence forth, as manye as haue spoken, haue in lykewyse tolde of these dayes. Acts 3:25 Ye are the chyldren of the prophetes and of the couenaunt, which God hath made vnto our fathers saiynge to Abraham: Euen in thy sede shall all þe kynredes of the earthe be blessed. Acts 3:26 Fyrste vnto you hath God raysed vp his sonne Iesus, and hym he hath sent to blesse you, that euery one of you shuld turne from your wickednes.

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