1 One day as Peter and John were going together to the temple, at the ninth hour, which was the hour of prayer, 2 they were carrying a man who had been lame from his birth, one whom they daily laid at the gate of the temple called, Beauty-gate, to ask alms of those that pass'd into the temple. 3 he seeing Peter and John going into the temple, asked alms of them. 4 Peter and John having their eyes upon him, Peter said, look on us. 5 at which he look'd very attentively, expecting to receive something of them. 6 then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have I give thee: in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, rise up and walk. 7 and taking him by the right hand, he lift him up; and immediately his feet and ancle-bones received strength. 8 so that he fell a leaping, and walking, and entred with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9 all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 and knowing it was he who us'd to sit begging at the Beauty-gate of the temple, they were filled with wonder and amazement at such an event.
11 As the lame man who was cured, held Peter and John, the people all in surprize ran to Solomon's porch, where they were. 12 which Peter observing, thus addressed them, ye men of Israel, why are ye so surprized at this event? or why do you look so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or piety, we had caus'd this man to walk? 13 the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and renounced in opposition to Pilate, who was determined to let him go. 14 but ye renounced him that was holy and just; you interceeded for the life of a murderer, 15 but killed the prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 it is the faith which we have in him, that has procured strength to this man whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him, hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17 and now, brethren, I know it was through ignorance, that both you and your rulers, have acted thus. 18 but thus it is that God has accomplished what he had foretold by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer. 19 repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshment shall come from the presence of the Lord, who shall send Jesus Christ, 20 who has been beforehand prepar'd thereto, 21 but must reside in heaven, till the time of the restitution of all things, of which God has spoken from the beginning by the mouth of his holy prophets. 22 for Moses said to the fathers, "a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me; observe whatever he shall say to you. 23 and whoever he be that will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people."
24 afterwards Samuel and all that prophesied after him, have likewise foretold these times. 25 ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, when he said to Abraham, "all the families of the earth shall be blessed in your posterity." 26 it is to you that God first of all sent his son Jesus, having raised him up to bless you, provided you all renounce your iniquities.