(3:2-7) Peter heals a lame man.
(3:2) "A certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid
daily at the gate of the temple."
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer,
being the ninth hour.
And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid
daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of
them that entered into the temple;
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.||
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.||
And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.||
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I
thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.||
(3:6) "Peter said ... In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk."
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his
feet and ankle bones received strength.||
(3:7) "And immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength."
And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the
temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.||
And all the people saw him walking and praising God:||
And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of
the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had
happened unto him.||
And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people
ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly
And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why
marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own
power or holiness we had made this man to walk?||
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 him in the
presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.||
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just,
and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;||
(3:14-15) "Ye ... killed the Prince of life."|
Peter blames the Jews for the death of Jesus.
And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof
we are witnesses.
And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye
see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect
soundness in the presence of you all.||
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his
prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.||
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.||
And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:||
Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things,
which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world
"A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me."|
Is the prophesied prophet Jesus, Muhammad, or Joseph Smith?
"Every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people."
Peter claims that Dt.18:18-19
refers to Jesus, saying that those who refuse to follow him (all non-Christians) must be killed.
For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God
raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all
things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
|3:23 And it shall come to pass, that
every soul, which will not hear that
prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many
as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made
with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the
kindreds of the earth be blessed.||
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you,
in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.