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Version 0.92.62, 31 December 2020

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Acts Chapter 3

1Now Peter and John were going up together to the temple at the hour of prayer – the ninth hour, 2when a certain man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried, a man whom they would put at the door of the temple called “Beautiful” every day, for him to ask for alms from those going into the temple. 3And when he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple, he asked for alms. 4But Peter looked at him intently with John and said, “Look at us.” 5So he heeded them, expecting to receive something from them. 6But Peter said, “Silver and gold I don't have, but what I do have, I will give you: in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk.” 7And taking hold of him by his right hand, he lifted him up, and immediately his feet and his ankles were made firm. 8And he leapt up, and stood, and walked around, and went into the temple with them, walking around and leaping and praising God. 9And all the people saw him walking around and praising God, 10and they recognized him – that this was the man who sat for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with astonishment and amazement at what had happened to him. 11Then while the lame man who had been healed held onto Peter and John, all the people converged on them at what is called Solomon's Portico, greatly astonished. 12And when Peter saw this, he answered the people, “You Israelite men, why are you astonished at this, or why do you look at us so intently as if it were by our own power or godliness that we made him walk? 13The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob – the God of our fathers – glorified his servant Jesus whom you though delivered up and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had resolved to release him. 14But you disowned the holy and righteous one and asked for a man who was a murderer to be granted release to you. 15And you killed the originator of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16And by faith in his name, his name has given strength to this man whom you see and know, and faith which is through him has given him this clean bill of health in the presence of you all. 17And now, brothers, I know you acted in ignorance, as also your rulers did. 18But God has in this way fulfilled the things which he declared beforehand through the mouth of all his prophets, namely that Christ should suffer. 19Repent therefore, and return, in order that your sins may be wiped out, and that the times of relief may come from the Lord, 20and that he may send you Christ Jesus who was taken in hand in advance for you, 21whom heaven must receive until the times of the restoration of all things of which God has spoken through the mouth of all his holy prophets of old time. 22For Moses said to the fathers, The Lord our God will raise up a prophet to you from your brothers like me. You will hear him in regard to whatever he says to you. 23And it will come to pass that anyone who does not hear that prophet will be utterly eradicated from the people.’ 24Indeed all the prophets from Samuel and those who followed – all who have spoken – also announced these days. 25You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And through your seed all the families of the earth will be blessed.’ 26God raised up his servant Jesus to you first, and sent him to bless you by turning each one away from your wicked ways.”

Reference(s) in Chapter 3: v.22 ↔ Deuteronomy 18:15, Deuteronomy 18:18 ● v.23 ↔ Deuteronomy 18:19 ● v.25 ↔ Genesis 12:3, Genesis 22:18, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:14.

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