Peter preaching to the people that came to see a lame man restored to his feet,
Acts 3:1 Now, Peter and John, were going up into the temple, for the hour of prayerthe ninth; Acts 3:2 And, a certain man, who had been, lame from his mother's womb, was being carried,whom they used to lay daily at the door of the templethe [door] called Beautiful, that he might ask alms of them who were entering into the temple: Acts 3:3 Who, seeing Peter and John about to enter into the temple, was requesting to receive, an alms. Acts 3:4 But Peter looking steadfastly at himwith Johnsaid: Look on us! Acts 3:5 And, he, gave heed unto them, expecting to receive, something from them. Acts 3:6 But Peter saidSilver and gold, have none, but, what I have, the same, unto thee do I give:In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, Walk! Acts 3:7 And, laying hold of him by the right hand, he raised him up; and, instantly, were his feet and ankles strengthened; Acts 3:8 And, leaping forward, he stood and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God. Acts 3:9 And all the people saw him, walking and praising God; Acts 3:10 And they began to recognise him, that, the same, was he who, for the alms, used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple;and they were filled with amazement and transport at what had happened unto him. Acts 3:11 And, as he held fast Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them, in the portico which is called Solomon's,greatly amazed.
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 And Peter, seeing it, made answer unto the people:Ye men of Israel! Why marvel ye at this man? Or, upon us, why are ye intently looking, as though, by our own power or godliness, we had made him walk?
withal reprehending them for crucifying Jesus.
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob,the God of our fathers, hath glorified his servant Jesus:whom, ye, indeed, delivered up and denied to Pilate's, face when he had adjudged to release him; Acts 3:14 But, ye, denied, the Holy and Righteous One, and claimed a man that was a murderer to be granted you; Acts 3:15 But, the Princely Leader of Life, ye slew:whom, God, raised from among the dead, whereof, we, are witnesses. Acts 3:16 And, by the faith of his name, unto this man whom ye see and know, hath his name given strength,yea, the faith which is through him, hath given unto him this perfect soundness, over against 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 now brethren, I know that by way of ignorance ye acted,just as even your rulers. Acts 3:18 Howbeit, Godwhat things he had before declared, through the mouth of all the prophets, for his Christ to suffer,did thus fulfill!
he exhorteth them by repentance and faith to seek remission of their sins, and salvation in the same Jesus.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye, therefore, and turn,unto the blotting out of your sins; to the end that in that case, there may come seasons of refreshing from the face of the Lord, Acts 3:20 And he may send forth him who had been fore-appointed for youChrist Jesus: Acts 3:21 Unto whom, indeed, heaven must needs give welcome, until the times of the due establishment of all things, of which God hath spoken through the mouth of his holy age-past prophets. Acts 3:22 Moses, indeed, saidA prophet, unto you, shall the Lord God raise up among your brethren, like unto me: unto him, shall ye hearken respecting all things whatsoever he shall speak unto you. Acts 3:23 And it shall beevery soul, whatsoever, which shall not hearken unto that prophet, shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. Acts 3:24 But, indeed, all the prophets,from Samuel and those following after, as many as have spoken, have even announced these days. Acts 3:25 Ye, are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God covenanted unto your fathers, saying unto AbrahamAnd, in thy seed, shall be blessed, all the families of the ground. Acts 3:26 Unto you first, Godhaving raised up his Servanthath sent him forth, ready to bless you, when ye are turning away, each one, from your wickednesses.