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Chapter 3


Update:  20220216


Acts 3:1 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Peter (Petros) and (kai) John (Iōannēs) were walking up (anebainon) into (eis) the (to) sacred place (hieron) over (epi) the (tēn) hour (hōran) of the (tēs) prayer of well-thankfulness to4335 (proseuchēs) [God, AE], the (tēn) ninth (enatēn) [hour, RE].


Acts 3:2 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) [a] certain (tis) male (anēr), [a] lame one (chōlos) out (ek) of [the] belly (koilias) of [the] mother (mētros) of him (autou), he being one under control (huparchōn), was being carried (ebastazeto), whom (hon) they were putting (etithoun) down (kath’) [each, AE] day (hēmeran) toward (pros) the (tēn) door (thuran) of the (tou) sacred place (hierou), the (tēn) [door, RE] being said (legomenēn) [to be] Beautiful (hōraian), [at, AE] the (tou) [ninth hour, v1, RE], to request (aitein) [a] merciful thing (eleēmosunēn) alongside (para) of the ones (tōn) causing themselves to go in (eisporeuomenōn) into (eis) the (to) sacred place (heiron);


Acts 3:3 (LIT/UBS4) who (hos) having seen (idōn) Peter (Petron) and (kai) John (Iōnnēn) being about (mellontas) to go in (eisienai) into (eis) the (to) sacred place (hieron), he was inquiring (ērōta) [of them, AE] to receive (labein) [a] merciful thing (eleēmosunēn).


Acts 3:4 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Peter (Petros) having gazed intently (atenisas) into (eis) him (auton), together with (sun) the (tō) John (Iōannē), he enunciated (eipen), “Look (blepson) into (eis) us (hēmas).”


Acts 3:5 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) [lame one, v2, RE] was lingering over (epeichen) them (autois), expecting (prosdokōn) to receive (labein) something (ti) alongside (par’) of them (autōn).


Acts 3:6 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Peter (Petros) enunciated (eipen), “Silver (argurion) and (kai) gold (chrusion) is absolutely not under control (ouch huparchei) to me (moi)!  


But (de) what (ho) I hold (echō), this (touto) I give (didōmi) to you (soi);


In (en) the (tō) name (onomati) of Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou) of the (tou) Nazareth (Nazōraiou), be awake (egeire) and (kai) walk around (peripatei)!”


Acts 3:7 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) the (tēs) right (dexias) hand (cheiros) [of Peter, v6, RE] having caught (piasas) him (auton), he awoke (ēgeiren) him (auton).


But (de) the (hai) walkers939 (baseis) of him (autou) and (kai) the (ta) ankles (sphudra) were necessarily made solid (parachrēma estereōthēsan).


Acts 3:8 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) causing himself to jump up (exallomenos) he stood (estē), and (kai) he was walking around (periepatei).


And (kai) he entered in (eisēlthen) together with (sun) them (autois) into (eis) the (to) sacred place (hieron), walking around (peripatōn), and (kai) causing himself to jump (hallomenos), and (kai) praising (ainōn) the (ton) God (theon).


Acts 3:9 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) all (pas) the (ho) people (laos) saw (eiden) him (auton) walking around (peripatounta), and (kai) praising (ainounta) the (ton) God (theon).


Acts 3:10 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) they were experientially knowing (epeginōskon) him (auton), that (hoti) he (autos) was (ēn) the one (ho) causing himself to sit down (kathēmenos) over (epi) the (tē) Beautiful (hōraia) gate (pulē) of the (tou) sacred place (hierou), to (pros) [receive, v5, RE] the (tēn) merciful thing (eleēmosunēn).


And (kai) they were filled (eplēsthēsan) of awe (thambous) and (kai) ecstasy (ekstasēos) over (epi) the (tō) [walkers and the ankles of him, v7, RE] having walked together with4819 (sumbebēkoti) him (autō).


Acts 3:11 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of him (autou) powerfully holding (kratountos) the (ton) Peter (Petron) and (kai) the (ton) John (Iōannēn), all (pas) the (ho) people (laos) ran together (sunedramen) to (pros) them (autous) upon (epi) the (tē) porch (stoa), the one (tē) being called aloud (kaloumenē) "of Solomon" (Solomōntos), awed-out1569 (ekthamboi)!


Acts 3:12 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) Peter (Petros) having seen (idōn) [the people running to them, v11, RE], he caused himself to make [a] decision (apekrinato) to (pros) the (ton) people (laon), “Males (andres), Israelites (Israēlitai), why (ti) are you amazed (thaumazete) over (epi) this (toutō), or (ē) why (ti) are you gazing at (atenizete) us (hēmin), as (hōs) [if, AE] [it, AE] [is] his own (idia) inherent power (dunamei) or (ē) piety (eusebeia) having made (pepoiēkosin) the (tou) [walkers and ankles, v7, RE] of him (auton) to walk around (peripatein)?


Acts 3:13 (LIT/UBS4) The (ho) God (theos) of Abraham (Abraam), and (kai) the (ho) God (theos) of Isaac (Isaak), and (kai) the (ho) God (theos) of Jacob (Iakōb), the (ho) God (theos) of the (tōn) fathers (paterōn) of us (hēmōn), he glorified (edoxasen) the (ton) child (paida) of him (autou), Jesus (Iēsoun), whom (hon), truly (men), you (humeis) passed aside (paredōkate), and (kai) [whom, RE] you caused yourselves to deny (ērnēsasthe) down (kata) [in the, AE] face (prosōpon) of Pilate (Pilatou), he having determined (krinantos) of that one (ekeinou) to send [him, AE] away (apoluein)!


Acts 3:14 (LIT/UBS4) But (e) you (humeis) caused yourselves to deny (ērnēsasthe) the (ton) holy (hagion) and (kai) righteous (dikaion) [child, v13, RE], and (kai) you requested (ētēsasthe) [a] murderer (phonea) of [a] man (andra) to be graciously given (charisthēnai) to you (humin)!


Acts 3:15 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) you killed (apekteinate) the (ton) beginner (archēgon) of the (tēs) life (zōēs), whom (hon) the (ho) God (theos) awoke (ēgeiren) out (ek) of dead ones (nekrōn), of which we (hēmeis) are (esmen) witnesses (martures)!


Acts 3:16 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) over (epi) the (tē) belief (pistei) of the (tou) name (onomatos) of him (autou), this one (touton) whom (hon) you observe (theōreite) and (kai) have seen (oidate), the (to) name (onoma) of him (autou) made [this one, RE] solid (estereōsen)!


And (kai) the (hē) belief (pistis), the (hē) [belief, RE] through (di’) [the sake, AE] him (autou), gave (edōken) to him (autō) this (tautēn), the (tēn) allotted wholeness (holoklērian), opposite from (apenanti) all (pantōn) of you (humōn)!


Acts 3:17 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) now (nun), brothers (adelphoi), I have seen (oida) that (hoti) you habitually practice (epraxate) down according to (kata) ignorance (agnoian), as (hōsper) the (hoi) chief ones758 (archontes) of you (humōn) also (kai)!


Acts 3:18 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) things which (ha) the (ho) God (theos) reported down before (prokatēngeilen) through (dia) [the] mouth (stomatos) of all (pantōn) the (tōn) prophets (prophētōn), for the (ton) Christ (Christon) of him (autou) to suffer (pathein), [the God, RE] fulfilled (eplērōsen) thusly (houtōs).


Acts 3:19 (LIT/UBS4) Therefore (oun), repent (metanoēsate) and (kai) turn (epistrepsate) into (eis) the (to) [God, v18, RE] <to have> the (tas) sins (hamartias) of you (humōn) oiled out1813 (exaleiphthēnai), so that (hopos) perhaps (an) times (kairoi) of breath (anapsuxeōs) may come (elthosin) from (apo) the (tou) face (prosōpou) of the (tou) Lord (kuriou);


(For the God oiling-out the handwriting of the dogmas against us, and our tears, see Acts 3:19; Col. 2:14; Rev. 7:17, 21:4)


Acts 3:20 (LIT/UBS4) and (kai) [the God, v18, RE] may send (aposteilē) the one (ton) having caused himself to be hand-chosen before (prokecheirismenon) for you (humin), Christ (Christon) Jesus (Iēsoun);


(For an outline of Jesus Christ’s accomplishments in his earthly agency to his heavenly Father, see the note under Mat. 3:17.)


Acts 3:21 (LIT/UBS4) of whom (hon), truly (men), it is required (dei) of heaven (ouranon) to cause itself to receive (dexasthai) [Christ Jesus, v20, RE] until (achri) times (chronōn) of standing down (apokatastaseōs) of all things (pantōn), of which (hōn) the (ho) God (theos) spoke (elelēsen) through (dia) [the] mouth (stomatos) of the (tōn) holy ones (hagiōn), from (ap’) [the] age (aiōnos) [of the] prophets (prophētōn) of him (autou)!


Acts 3:22 (LIT/UBS4) Truly (men) Moses (Mōusēs) enunciated (eipen) that (hoti), “[The] Lord (kurios, YHWH), the (ho) God (theos, elōhîm), shall stand up (anastēsei) [a] prophet (prophētēn) for you (humin) out (ek) of the (tōn) brothers (adelphōn) of you (humōn), as (hōs) me (eme).


Cause yourselves to hear (akousesthe) all things (panta) of him (autou), down according to (kata) perhaps (an) as many things as (hosa) he may speak (lalēsē) to (pros) you (humas).


Acts 3:23 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) it shall cause itself to be (estai):


Every (pasa) soul (psuchē) out (ek) of the (tou) people (laou), if perhaps (ean) whoever (hētis), may not hear (mē akousē) the (tou) prophet (prophētou), that one (ekeinou) shall be totally ruined (exolethreuthēsetai)!”


(See Deut. 18:15-19)


Acts 3:24 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) all (pantes) the (hoi) prophets (prophētai) also (kai), from (apo) Samuel (Samouēl) and (kai) the ones (tōn) adjoining them down (kathexēs), as many as (hosoi) spoke (elalēsan), they reported down (katēngeilan) also (kai) of the (tas) days (hēmeras) of this (tautas).


Acts 3:25 (LIT/UBS4) You (humeis) are (este) the (hoi) sons (huioi) of the (tōn) prophets (prophētōn), and (kai) of the (tēs) covenant (diathēkēs) which (hēs) the (ho) God (theos) caused himself to put through (dietheto) to (pros) the (tous) fathers (pateras) of you (humōn), saying (legōn) to (pros) Abraham (Abraam), “And (kai) in (en) the (tō) seed (spermati) of you (sou) all (pasai) the (hai) paternities (patriai) of the (tēs) land (gēs) shall be caused to be in [a] eulogy (eneulogēthēsontai)!” 


(See Gen. 12:1-3; Gal. 3:8; Acts 3:25)


Acts 3:26 (LIT/UBS4) [The covenant, v25, RE] [is] first (prōton) to you (humin), the (ho) God (theos) having stood up (anastēsas) the (ton) child (paida) of him (autou)!


He sent (apesteilen) him (auton) eulogizing (eulogounta) you (humas), in (en) to the (tō) [eulogizing, RE] to turn away (apostrephein) each one (hekaston) from (apo) the (tōn) evils (ponēriōn) of you (humōn)!"