1 Now Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer??he ninth hour. 2 And a certain man, lame from his mother's womb, was being carried along, whom they were wont to lay daily at the gate of the temple??hich was called "Beautiful"??o ask alms of those entering the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, was asking to receive an alms. 4 And Peter, fixing his eyes upon him, with John, said, "Look on us." 5 And he was giving heed to them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, "Silver and gold have I none; but what I have, this I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, walk." 7 And, seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and instantly his feet and ankles were strengthened; 8 and, leaping forth, he stood, and was walking about; and he entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking about, and praising God; 10 and they were recognizing him, that this was he who was wont to sit for alms, at the Beautiful gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him.
11 And, as he was holding Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch, which is called Solomon's, greatly astonished. 12 And Peter, seeing it, spake to the people, "Men of Israel, why do ye wonder at this? Or why look ye so intently on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made him to walk 13 The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Child Jesus, Whom ye, indeed, delivered up, and denied before Pilate's face, when he gave judgment to release Him; 14 but ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked that a man?? murderer??e granted to you; 15 and the Prince of life ye killed; Whom God raised from the dead??f which fact we are witnesses. 16 And His name, by the faith of His name, gave strength to this man, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is through Him gave him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17 "And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers; 18 but God thus fulfilled what He before announced through the mouth of all His prophets, that His Christ should suffer. 19 Repent ye, therefore, and turn, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send forth Christ Jesus who had been before appointed for you; 21 Whom Heaven must retain, until the times of restoration of all things of which God spake through the mouth of all His holy prophets from the beginning. 22 Moses, indeed, said, 'A prophet will the Lord your God raise up for you from among your brethren, as He did me; to Him shall ye hearken in all things, whatsoever He shall say to you. 23 And it shall be, that every soul that will not hearken to that Prophet, shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'
24 And also all the prophets from Samuel and those in succession, as many as spake, also foretold these days. 25 Ye are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your Seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.' 26 To you first, God, having raised up His Child, sent Him forth, blessing you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities."