1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple together at the hour of prayer, which is the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man who had been lame from his birth was carried along; whom they laid every day at the gate of the temple, which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that were going into the temple: 3 who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked alms of them. 4 But Peter, and John, looking earnestly at him said, Look on us. 5 And he fixed his eyes upon them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, Silver and gold I have not; but what I have I give thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk. 7 And taking him by the right hand, he raised him up: and immediately his feet and ancles were strengthened: 8 and leaping up he stood firm, and walked; and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God: 10 and knew that it was he who sat to ask for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with astonishment and extasy at what had befallen him.
11 And as the lame man that was healed had hold of Peter and John, all the people being astonished ran together to them to the porch called Solomon's porch. 12 And Peter seeing this said to the people, Men of Israel, why marvel ye at this, or why look ye so earnestly on us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man able to walk? 13 The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified his son Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied before Pilate, when he determined to release Him. 14 But ye refused the holy and righteous One, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you: 15 and put to death the prince of life; whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16 And through faith in his name, hath strengthened this man, whom ye see and know: his name, I say, and saith in Him, hath wrought this perfect cure before you all.
17 And now, brethren, I know that ye did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers: 18 but thus hath God accomplished those things which 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: that seasons of refreshing may come upon you from the presence of the Lord; 20 and He may send Jesus Christ, who was before preached unto you: 21 whom heaven must indeed receive till the times of settling all things, of which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets from the beginning. 22 For Moses said unto the fathers, the Lord your God will raise up a prophet unto you, of your brethren, like me, Him shall ye hear in all things whatever He shall say unto you; 23 and every soul, who will not hearken to that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people: yea and all the prophets from Samuel,
24 and those that followed, as many as have prophesied, have also foretold these days. 25 Now ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant, which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed:" 26 and to you first God having raised up his son Jesus, sent Him to bless you; in your turning away every one of you from your iniquities.