8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
8 And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
8 He jumped to his feet and walked.
8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them--walking, leaping, and praising God.
8 He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 3:8
Commentary on Acts 3:1-11
(Read Acts 3:1-11)
The apostles and the first believers attended the temple worship at the hours of prayer. Peter and John seem to have been led by a Divine direction, to work a miracle on a man above forty years old, who had been a cripple from his birth. Peter, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, bade him rise up and walk. Thus, if we would attempt to good purpose the healing of men's souls, we must go forth in the name and power of Jesus Christ, calling on helpless sinners to arise and walk in the way of holiness, by faith in Him. How sweet the thought to our souls, that in respect to all the crippled faculties of our fallen nature, the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth can make us whole! With what holy joy and rapture shall we tread the holy courts, when God the Spirit causes us to enter therein by his strength!