Peter Speaks in Solomon's Portico
Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch i which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed.
So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: "Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
j "The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, k glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you l delivered up and m denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
"But you denied n the Holy One o and the Just, and p asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
"and killed the Prince of life, q whom God raised from the dead, r of which we are witnesses.
s "And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
"Yet now, brethren, I know that t you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
"But u those things which God foretold v by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
w "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
"and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,
x "whom heaven must receive until the times of y restoration of all things, z which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
"For Moses truly said to the fathers, a 'The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.
'And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'
"Yes, and b all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.
c "You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, d 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'
"To you e first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, f in turning away every one of you from your iniquities."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.
I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
"And He said to me, 'You are My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.'
But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.
And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
And they all cried out at once, saying, "Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas" -
Then they all cried again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
And though they found no cause for death in Him, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death.
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
Saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!
And the angel answered and said to her, " The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Then they all cried again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
Whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.
But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, "Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.
Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.
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Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
But declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.
Who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.
Jesus answered and said to them, "Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things.
Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, Who have been since the world began.
The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear.
I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.
"This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, 'The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear.'
2 Samuel 7:12
When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
Then He said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
"For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
Who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises.
That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.
Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek.
Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."