Acts 3:1-11

A.(1) Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. (2) And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried,

B. whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

C1.(3) Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

C2. (4) And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. (5) And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

D.(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.

E.(7) And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

D’.(8) And he leaping up stood, and walked,

C1′. and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

C’.(9) And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

B’.(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.

A.(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.

4 thoughts on “Acts 3:1-11”

  1. I wonder if there is another pairing in this chiasm. v4 and v9.
    v4 Fastening his eyes upon him,… look on us.
    v9 saw him.

    Great contrast, the lame man in vs. 4,5 looks on John and Peter , he is then healed.
    v9 the people look on the lame man and believe (as we are told later in the chapter – 5000 men in ch4)

    If so, then this pair would form ‘D’, ‘D’ above would become ‘E’ and central verse 7 would become ‘F’

  2. I love this! I was looking at this passage and it seems to me this is also part of a broader Chiasm beginning at3v1 and ending at 4v32.
    Do you think that is a stretch?

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