Author: Ron Graham

Book of Acts

Acts 3:1-11
—Verse by verse

This page is a verse by verse study of Acts 3:1-11. These verses describe healing of the man born lame, a miracle Peter and John did at the temple gate.

Healing of the man born lame.

Acts 3:1-11

¶“1Peter and John were making their way together up into the temple. It was the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2There was a man who was born lame. He was being carried to the gate of the temple —the gate named “Beautiful”. Every day he was laid there so that as people entered into the temple he could beg gifts for his needs. 3Seeing Peter and John about to go in, he asked them for a gift. 4Peter took a good look at the man, and John did too. Peter told the man, 'Look at us.' 5He gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.” (Acts 1:1-5).

¶“6But Peter said, 'I don't have any silver or gold, but I do have something to give you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!' 7Peter took him by the right hand, and raised him up. Immediately his feet and ankles were given strength. 8He leaped up, stood, and began to walk. He went with Peter and John into the temple. He was walking, leaping, and praising God.” (Acts 1:6-8).

¶“9All the people saw him walking and praising God. 10They recognized him as the man who would sit begging at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. They were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. 11The lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John while all the people came running toward them into Solomon’s porch. How greatly amazed they were.” (Acts 2:9-11).

Five things to consider.

1 Peter and John’s Intention

Verse 1

¶ "Peter and John were making their way together up into the temple. It was the hour of prayer, the ninth hour." (Acts 3:1).

2 The Lame Man’s Expectations

Verses 2-5

¶ "There was a man who was born lame. He was being carried to the gate of the temple —the gate named “Beautiful”. Every day he was laid there so that as people entered into the temple he could beg gifts for his needs. Seeing Peter and John about to go in, he asked them for a gift. Peter took a good look at the man, and John did too. Peter told the man, 'Look at us.' He gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them." (Acts 3:2).

3 Peter and John’s Gift

Verse 6

¶ "But Peter said, 'I don't have any silver or gold, but I do have something to give you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!' " (Acts 3:6).

4 God’s Unstinting Power

Verses 7-8

¶ "Peter took him by the right hand, and raised him up. Immediately his feet and ankles were given strength. He leaped up, stood, and began to walk. He went with Peter and John into the temple. He was walking, leaping, and praising God." (Acts 3:7-8).

5 The People’s Great Amazement

Verses 9-11

¶ "All the people saw him walking and praising God. They recognized him as the man who would sit begging at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. They were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. The lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John while all the people came running toward them into Solomon’s porch. How greatly amazed they were." (Acts 3:1).

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