A Lame Man Healed
Now Peter and John went up together to the
temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb
was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of
the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms from those who entered the temple;
who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the
temple, asked for alms.
And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter
said, “Look at us.”
So he gave them his attention, expecting to
receive something from them.
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have,
but what I do have I give you: In the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
And he took him by the right hand and lifted
him up, and immediately his feet and ankle
bones received strength.
So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered
the temple with them—walking, leaping, and
And all the people saw him walking and praising
Then they knew that it was he who sat begging
alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and
they were filled with wonder and amazement at
what had happened to him.
Now as the lame man who was healed held on to
Peter and John, all the people ran together to
them in the porch which is called Solomon’s,
So when Peter saw it, he responded to the
people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at
this? Or why look so intently at us, as though
by our own power or godliness we had made this
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of
our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom
you delivered up and denied in the presence of
Pilate, when he was determined to let Him
But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and
asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised
from the dead, of which we are witnesses.
And His name, through faith in His name, has
made this man strong, whom you see and know.
Yes, the faith which comes through Him
has given him this perfect soundness in the
presence of you all.
“Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it
in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
But those things which God foretold by the mouth
of all His prophets, that the Christ would
suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your
sins may be blotted out, so that times of
refreshing may come from the presence of the
20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who
was preached to you before,
whom heaven must receive until the times of
restoration of all things, which God has spoken
by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the
For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The
LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet
like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear
in all things, whatever He says to you.
And it shall be that every soul
who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly
destroyed from among the people.’
Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those
who follow, as many as have spoken, have also
foretold these days.
You are sons of the prophets, and of the
covenant which God made with our fathers, saying
to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the
families of the earth shall be blessed.'
To you first, God, having raised up His Servant
Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away
every one of you from your iniquities.”