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Acts of the Apostles 3:1-8 (§7)

Friday of Bright Week

In those days: When Peter and John were going up to the temple for prayer at the three o'clock hour, a man crippled from birth was being carried in.  They would bring him every day and put him at the temple gate called "the Beautiful" to beg from the people as they entered.  When he saw Peter and John on their way in, he begged them for an alms.  Peter fixed his gaze on the man; so did John.  “Look at us!” Peter said.  The cripple gave them his whole attention, hoping to get something.  Then Peter said: “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I have I give you!  In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean (Naz-o-reen), walk!”  Then Peter took him by the right hand and pulled him up.  Immediately the beggar's feet and ankles became strong; he jumped up, stood for a moment, then began to walk around.  He went into the temple with them walking, jumping about, and praising God. 

Text from the New American Bible (1970).