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Acts 3

 

 

Introduction
1Peter preaching to the people that came to see a lame man restored to his feet,
12professes the cure not to have been wrought by his or John's own power or holiness, but by God, and his son Jesus, and through faith in his name;
13withal reprehending them for crucifying Jesus;
17which because they did it through ignorance, and that thereby were fulfilled God's determinate counsel, and the Scriptures,
19he exhorts them by repentance and faith to seek remission of their sins, and salvation in the same Jesus.

Verse 1
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
Peter
4:13; 8:14; Matthew 17:1; 26:37; John 13:23-25; 20:2-9; 21:7,18-22; Galatians 2:9
went
2:46; 5:25; Luke 24:53
the hour
10:3,30; Exodus 29:39; Numbers 28:4; 1 Kings 18:36; Psalms 55:17; Daniel 6:10; 9:21; Luke 1:10; 23:44-46

Verse 2
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;
lame
4:22; 14:8; John 1:9-30
whom
Luke 16:20
which
to ask
10:4,31; Luke 18:35; John 9:8

Verse 4
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
fastening
11:6; 14:9,10; Luke 4:20
Look
12; John 5:6; 11:40

Verse 6
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.
Silver
Matthew 10:9; 1 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 8:9; James 2:5
but
Mark 14:8; 2 Corinthians 8:12; 1 Peter 4:10
In
16; 4:7; 9:34; 16:18; 19:13-16; Matthew 7:22; Mark 16:17
Jesus
2:22,36; 4:10; 10:38; John 19:19

Verse 7
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
9:41; Mark 1:31; 5:41; 9:27; Luke 13:13

Verse 8
And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
he
14:10; Isaiah 35:6; Luke 6:23; John 5:8,9,14
praising
Psalms 103:1,2; 107:20-22; Luke 17:15-18; 18:43

Verse 9
And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
14:11; Mark 2:11,12; Luke 13:17

Verse 10
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.
they knew
2; 4:14-16,21,22; John 9:3,18-21
they were
2:7,12; Luke 4:36; 9:43; John 5:20

Verse 11
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 wondering.
held
Luke 8:38
all
2:6
in
5:12; John 10:23

Verse 12
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?
Ye men
2:22; 13:26; Romans 9:4; 11:1
or
10:25,26; 14:11-15; Genesis 40:8; 41:16; Daniel 2:28-30; John 3:27,28; 7:18
as
2 Corinthians 3:5

Verse 13
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.
God of Abraham
5:30; 7:32; Exodus 3:6; Psalms 105:6-10; Matthew 22:32; Hebrews 11:9-16
hath
2:33-36; 5:31; Psalms 2:6-12; 110:1,2; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; John 3:35,36; John 5:22,23; 7:39; 12:16; 13:31,32; 16:14,15; 17:1-5; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 1:5,18
whom
2:23,24; 5:30; 13:27,28; Matthew 27:2,17-25; Mark 15:11; Luke 23:16-23; John 18:40; 19:15

Verse 14
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
the Holy One
2:27; 4:27; 7:52; 22:14; Psalms 16:10; Zechariah 9:9; Mark 1:24; Luke 1:35; James 5:6; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:1; Revelation 3:7
desired
Mark 15:7; Luke 23:19

Verse 15
And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
Prince
or, Author.
John 1:4; 4:10,14; 5:26; 10:28; 11:25,26; 14:6; 17:2; Romans 8:1,2; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Colossians 3:3,4; Hebrews 2:10; 5:9; 1 John 5:11,12,20; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:1,17
whom
2:24,32; Matthew 28:2-5; Ephesians 1:20
whereof
1:22; 2:32; 10:40,41; 13:30-32

Verse 16
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.
his
6; 4:7,10,30; 16:18; Matthew 9:22
through
14:9; 19:13-17; Matthew 17:19,20; 21:21,22; Mark 11:22,23; 16:17,18; Luke 17:5,6; John 14:12; 1 Corinthians 13:2
perfect
8; 8:14-16; Deuteronomy 32:4; John 7:23

Verse 17
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
wot
7:40; Genesis 21:26; 39:8; 44:15; Exodus 32:1; Numbers 22:6; Romans 11:2; Philippians 1:22
through
13:27; Numbers 15:24-31; Luke 23:34; John 7:26,27,52; 16:3; 1 Corinthians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 3:14; 1 Timothy 1:13

Verse 18
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
those
17:2,3; 26:22,23; 28:23; Luke 24:26,27,44; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 1 Peter 1:10,11; Revelation 19:10
all
Genesis 3:15; Psalms 22:1-30; 69:1-36; Isaiah 50:6; 53:1-12; Daniel 9:26; Zechariah 12:10; Zechariah 13:7

Verse 19
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;
Repent
2:38; 11:18; 2 Timothy 2:25
be
11:21; 15:3; 26:18-20; 28:27; Psalms 51:13; Isaiah 1:16-20; 6:10; 55:6,7; Jeremiah 31:18-20; Lamentations 3:40; 5:21; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Daniel 9:13; Hosea 14:2; Joel 2:13; Matthew 13:15; 18:3; Luke 1:16; James 4:7-10; 5:19,20; 1 Peter 2:25
that
Deuteronomy 4:29-31; 1 Kings 8:48-50; Psalms 32:1-5; 51:1-3,9; 103:12; Isaiah 1:16-18; Isaiah 43:25; 44:22; Jeremiah 31:33,34; 50:20; Micah 7:18,19; Revelation 21:4
when
21; 1:6; 17:26; Psalms 72:6-19; 98:1-9; Isaiah 2:1-3; 49:10-22; 51:11; Isaiah 52:1-10; 54:1-14; 60:1-22; 61:3,9-11; 62:1-5; 65:17-25; Isaiah 66:10-14,18-22; Jeremiah 31:22-26; 32:37-41; 33:15-26; Ezekiel 34:23-31; Ezekiel 37:21-28; 39:25-29; Hosea 2:19-23; Joel 3:16-21; Amos 9:13-15; Micah 7:14,15; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Zechariah 8:20-23; Romans 11:25; 2 Thessalonians 1:7,10; 2 Peter 3:8

Verse 20
And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
17:31; Matthew 16:27; 24:3,30-36; Mark 13:26,30-37; Luke 19:11; 21:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:2,8; Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-16

Verse 21
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 began.
the heaven
1:11
the times
19; Isaiah 1:26; Malachi 3:3,4; 4:5,6; Matthew 17:11,12; Mark 9:11-13
holy
10:43; Luke 1:70; 2 Peter 1:21; 3:2; Revelation 18:20; 22:6

Verse 22
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.
Moses
7:37; Deuteronomy 18:15-19
A prophet
Luke 13:33; 24:19; John 8:12; 12:46; Revelation 1:1
of your
Romans 8:3; 9:5; Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 2:9-17
like
Deuteronomy 18:18
him
Isaiah 55:3,4; Matthew 17:4,5; Mark 9:4-7; Luke 9:30-35; John 1:17; 5:24,39-47; Hebrews 1:1,2; 2:1; 5:9

Verse 23
And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
that every
13:38-41; Deuteronomy 18:19; Mark 16:16; John 3:18-20; 8:24; 12:48; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Hebrews 2:3; 10:28-30,39; 12:25; Revelation 13:8; 20:15

Verse 24
Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
and all
19,21; Romans 3:21
Samuel
13:20; 1 Samuel 2:18; 3:1,20; Psalms 99:6; Jeremiah 15:1

Verse 25
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.
the children
2:39; 13:26; Genesis 20:7; 27:36-40; 48:14-20; 49:1-33; Psalms 105:8-15; Matthew 3:9,10
the covenant
Genesis 17:9,10,19; 1 Chronicles 16:17; Nehemiah 9:8; Luke 1:72; Romans 9:4,5; 15:8; Galatians 3:29
And in
Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14; Romans 4:13; Galatians 3:8,16
all
Psalms 22:27; 96:7; Revelation 5:9; 7:9; 14:6

Verse 26
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.
first
1:8; 13:26,32,33,46,47; 18:4-6; 26:20; 28:23-28; Matthew 10:5,6; Luke 24:47; Romans 2:9,10; Revelation 7:4-9
having
15,22
sent
20,25; Psalms 67:6,7; 72:17; Luke 2:10,11; Romans 15:29; Galatians 3:9-14; Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3; 3:9
in
Isaiah 59:20,21; Jeremiah 32:38-41; 33:8,9; Ezekiel 11:19,20; 36:25-29; Matthew 1:21; Ephesians 5:26,27; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 3:5-8; Jude 1:24

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 3:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/acts-3.html.

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