Bible: Acts 3:12-26

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

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