“In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Rise Up and Walk”

Acts 3:1–8

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, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
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.
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.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

President Thomas S. Monson said:

“Reflect for a moment on the experience of Peter at the gate Beautiful of the temple. One sympathizes with the plight of the man lame from birth who each day was carried to the temple gate that he might ask alms of all who entered. That he asked alms of Peter and John as these two brethren approached indicates that he regarded them no differently from scores of others who must have passed by him that day. Then Peter’s majestic yet gentle command: ‘Look on us’ (Acts 3:4). The record states that the lame man gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something from them.

“The stirring words Peter then spoke have lifted the hearts of honest believers down through the stream of time, even to this day: ‘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.’ Frequently we conclude the citation at this point and fail to note the next verses: ‘And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: . . . he . . . stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple. . . .’ (Acts 3:6–8).

“A helping hand had been extended. A broken body had been healed. A precious soul had been lifted toward God.”

(“With Hand and Heart,” Ensign, Dec. 1971, 131–32.)

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