Acts 3:1-10 (NRSV)
1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple
at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon.
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 When he saw
Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms.
4 Peter looked
intently at him, as did John, and said, ‘Look at us.’
5 And he fixed
his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.
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.’
7 And he took
him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet
and ankles were made strong.
8 Jumping up,
he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them,
walking and leaping and praising God.
9 All the people
saw him walking and praising God,
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.