Lame Man Healed

Peter and John heal a man lame in his feet in the name of Jesus. The math points at Mephibosheth.

Acts 3:1-10

1It came to pass as Simeon Peter and John were going up together FA to the temple at the time of prayer at the 9th hour, 21 man lame from the womb of his mother was carried by men who were accustomed to bring him and lay him at the gate of the temple which is called Sapphira, so that he might ask alms from those who entered into the temple. 3When he saw Simeon and John FA entering the temple he begged them to give him alms. 4Simeon and John looked at him and said, Look at us. 5He looked at them expecting to receive something from them. Acts 3:1-56Simeon said to him, Gold and silver I have none, but what I have I give to you. In the name of Joshua FA the anointed the Nazarene rise up and walk. 7He took him by the right hand and lifted him up and in that very hour his legs and his feet received strength. 8He jumped up and stood and walked and entered with them FA into the temple walking and jumping and praising god. 9All the people saw him walking and praising god 10and they recognized that he was the beggar who had sat daily and asked alms at the gate which is called Sapphira and they were filled with amazement and wonder at what had happened. Acts 3:6-10 (Acts 3:1-10 BRB)


9 = Second Samuel

Second Samuel

Both the man in Acts and Mephibosheth in Second Samuel were lame in their feet and both were dependent on others for their daily bread, either by virtue of begging alms or eating free food as a favor.

FE 1David said, Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul that I may show kindness to him for Jonathan's sake? 2 Samuel 9:12There was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. They called him to David and the king said to him, Are you Ziba? 2 Samuel 9:2aHe said, I am your servant. 2 Samuel 9:2b3The king said to him, Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul that I may show kindness to him for the sake of god? 2 Samuel 9:3aZiba said to the king, There is yet a son left to Jonathan who is lame in his feet. 2 Samuel 9:3b4The king said to him, Where is he? 2 Samuel 9:4aZiba said to the king, He is in the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar. 2 Samuel 9:4b5King David sent and took him from the house of Makir son of Ammiel from Lo Debar. 2 Samuel 9:56Mephibosheth son of Jonathan son of Saul came to David and he fell on his face and gave homage. 2 Samuel 9:6aDavid said to him, Mephibosheth. 2 Samuel 9:6bHe answered, Your servant. 2 Samuel 9:6c7David said to him, Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father's sake and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father and you will eat bread at my table continually. 2 Samuel 9:78He bowed himself and said, What is your servant that you should look on me? For I am like a dead dog. 2 Samuel 9:89The king called to Ziba and said to him, All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's son. 10Therefore you and your sons and your servants will till the land for him and you will bring in food for your master's son that he may eat, but Mephibosheth your master's son will eat bread always at my table. Now Ziba had 15 sons and 20 servants. 2 Samuel 9:9-1011Ziba said to the king, Whatever my master the king commands his servant, so your servant will do. So Mephibosheth ate bread at the king's table as 1 of the king's sons. 2 Samuel 9:1112Mephibosheth had a little son whose name was Mica. All who lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth. 13Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table and he was lame in both his feet. 2 Samuel 9:12-13 (2 Samuel 9 BRB)

Mephibosheth appears in a couple more interactions later in the book of Second Samuel, but no where is he said to be healed like the man in Acts. But, the way the story in Acts overlays Mephibosheth's so closely it's likely that he was healed too even if not recorded in Second Samuel.