3:1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
3:1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o'clock in the afternoon.

3:2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at that gate of the temple which is called Beautiful to ask alms of those who entered the temple.
3:2 And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple.

3:3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked for alms.
3:3 When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms.

3:4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, with John, and said, "Look at us."
3:4 Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, "Look at us."

3:5 And he fixed his attention upon them, expecting to receive something from them.
3:5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.

3:6 But Peter said, "I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I have; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk."
3:6 But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk."

3:7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
3:7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.

3:8 And leaping up he stood and walked and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
3:8 Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.

3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God,
3:9 All the people saw him walking and praising God,

3:10 and recognized him as the one who sat for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
3:10 and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

3:11 While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's, astounded.
3:11 While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's Portico, utterly astonished.

3:12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people, "Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk?
3:12 When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, "You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk?

3:13 The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.
3:13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him.

3:14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
3:14 But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you,

3:15 and killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
3:15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

3:16 And his name, by faith in his name, has made this man strong whom you see and know; and the faith which is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
3:16 And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

3:17 "And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
3:17 "And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.

3:18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.
3:18 In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer.

3:19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
3:19 Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out,

3:20 and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
3:20 so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah appointed for you, that is, Jesus,

3:21 whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.
3:21 who must remain in heaven until the time of universal restoration that God announced long ago through his holy prophets.

3:22 Moses said, `The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet from your brethren as he raised me up. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.
3:22 Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you from your own people a prophet like me. You must listen to whatever he tells you.

3:23 And it shall be that every soul that does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.'
3:23 And it will be that everyone who does not listen to that prophet will be utterly rooted out of the people.'

3:24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came afterwards, also proclaimed these days.
3:24 And all the prophets, as many as have spoken, from Samuel and those after him, also predicted these days.

3:25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God gave to your fathers, saying to Abraham, `And in your posterity shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'
3:25 You are the descendants of the prophets and of the covenant that God gave to your ancestors, saying to Abraham, 'And in your descendants all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'

3:26 God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness."
3:26 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you, to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."