Bible: Acts 3:11-26

Peter Addresses the Crowd

3:11 While the man 1  was hanging on to Peter and John, all the people, completely astounded, ran together to them in the covered walkway 2  called Solomon’s Portico. 3  3:12 When Peter saw this, he declared to the people, “Men of Israel, 4  why are you amazed at this? Why 5  do you stare at us as if we had made this man 6  walk by our own power or piety? 3:13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 7  the God of our forefathers, 8  has glorified 9  his servant 10  Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected 11  in the presence of Pilate after he had decided 12  to release him. 3:14 But you rejected 13  the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be released to you. 3:15 You killed 14  the Originator 15  of life, whom God raised 16  from the dead. To this fact we are witnesses! 17  3:16 And on the basis of faith in Jesus’ 18  name, 19  his very name has made this man – whom you see and know – strong. The 20  faith that is through Jesus 21  has given him this complete health in the presence 22  of you all. 3:17 And now, brothers, I know you acted in ignorance, 23  as your rulers did too. 3:18 But the things God foretold 24  long ago through 25  all the prophets – that his Christ 26  would suffer – he has fulfilled in this way. 3:19 Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out, 3:20 so that times of refreshing 27  may come from the presence of the Lord, 28  and so that he may send the Messiah 29  appointed 30  for you – that is, Jesus. 3:21 This one 31  heaven must 32  receive until the time all things are restored, 33  which God declared 34  from times long ago 35  through his holy prophets. 3:22 Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey 36  him in everything he tells you. 37  3:23 Every person 38  who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed 39  from the people.’ 40  3:24 And all the prophets, from Samuel and those who followed him, have spoken about and announced 41  these days. 3:25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, 42  saying to Abraham, ‘And in your descendants 43  all the nations 44  of the earth will be blessed.’ 45  3:26 God raised up 46  his servant and sent him first to you, to bless you by turning 47  each one of you from your iniquities.” 48 

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