One day Peter and John went to the Temple at three ‘clock in the afternoon, the hour for prayer. There at the Beautiful Gate, as it was called, was a man who had been lame all his life.
Every day he was carried to the gate to beg for money from the people who were going into the Temple.
When he saw Peter and John going in, he begged them to give him something. They looked straight at him, and Peter said, “Look at us!” So he looked at them, expecting to get something from them.
But Peter said to him, “I have no money at all, but I give you what I have: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I order you to get up and walk!” Then he took him by his right hand and helped him up.
At once the man’s feet and ankles became strong; he jumped up, stood on his feet, and started walking around. Then he went in to the Temple with them, walking and jumping and praising God.
there saw him walking and praising God, and when they recognized him as
the beggar who had sat at the Beautiful Gate, they were all surprised and
amazed at what had happened to him.