Peter's second message to the Jews
The healing of a lame man
Peter and John were going up into the 1atemple
at the 2bninth
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.
he, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, began to ask to receive alms.
Peter, gazing at him with John, said, Look at us!
he turned his attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.
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.
he seized him by the right hand and raised him up; and instantly his feet and ankles were made strong.
up and about, he stood and began to walk, and he entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and bpraising
all the apeople
saw him walking and praising God,
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.
Testifying of Jesus in His death and resurrection
while he was holding on to Peter and John, all the people ran together toward them at the aportico
called Solomon's, greatly amazed.
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?
of Abraham and 2Isaac
and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has 3bglorified
Jesus, whom you ddelivered
up and edenied
in the presence of fPilate
, when he had decided to grelease Him.
you denied the aholy
One and casked
that a man who was
a murderer be granted to you;
, whom 2God
from the dead, of 3which
we are dwitnesses
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.
now, brothers, I know that you acted in aignorance
, as also your rulers did;
the things which God 1announced
beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that aHis
Christ would bsuffer
, He has thus fulfilled.
Exhorting people to repent and turn that they may partake of the ascended and coming Christ
therefore and turn, that your sins may be bwiped
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,
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
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.
it shall be that
every soul who does not hear that Prophet shall be utterly bdestroyed
from among the people.''
also all the prophets, from aSamuel
and those in succession after him,
as many as spoke, also announced these days.
are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God covenanted with your fathers, saying to Abraham,"And ain
shall all the families of the earth be blessed.''
, God, having braised
up His cServant
, has sent 1Him
to bless you in dturning
each of you
away from your wicked deeds.