Faith in Jesus (Acts 3:16)

“By faith in his name,

His name

Has made this man strong.

You see

And know him.

The faith

That is through Jesus

Has given him

This perfect health

In the presence

Of all of you.”

καὶ ἐπὶ τῇ πίστει τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ τοῦτον, ὃν θεωρεῖτε καὶ οἴδατε, ἐστερέωσεν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡ πίστις ἡ δι’ αὐτοῦ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ τὴν ὁλοκληρίαν ταύτην ἀπέναντι πάντων ὑμῶν.

The author of Acts indicated Peter said that by faith (καὶ ἐπὶ τῇ πίστει) in the name of Jesus (τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ τοῦτον), his name (τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ,) had made this lame beggar strong (ἐστερέωσεν).  They saw and knew him (ὃν θεωρεῖτε καὶ οἴδατε).  The faith (καὶ ἡ πίστις) that is through Jesus (ἡ δι’ αὐτοῦ) has given him (ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ) this perfect health (τὴν ὁλοκληρίαν) in the presence of all of them (ἀπέναντι πάντων ὑμῶν).  It was faith in the name of Jesus that gave this man born lame the strength to walk.  The name of Jesus was the same as his person.  They had seen and known this lame beggar.  This faith in Jesus gave him perfect health, since it had happened in public and in the presence of all of them.  They had seen it with their own eyes.  Have you seen the power of Jesus?

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