And having put out from Paphos, Sha’ul and those with him came to Perge in Pamphulia. And Yoḥanan, having left them, returned to Yerushalayim.
But passing through from Perge, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the congregation on the Sabbath day and sat down.
And after the reading of the Torah and the Prophets, the rulers of the congregation sent to them, saying, “Men, brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, speak.”
And Sha’ul, standing up and motioning with his hand said, “Men, Yisra’ĕlis, and those fearing Elohim, listen:
“The Elohim of this people Yisra’ĕl did choose our fathers, and exalted the people in their sojourning in the land of Mitsrayim, and with a high arm He brought them out of it.
“Now for a time of about forty years He sustained them in the wilderness.
“And having destroyed seven nations in the land of Kena’an, He gave their land to them as an inheritance.
“And after that He gave judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Shemu’ĕl the prophet.
“But then they asked for a sovereign, and Elohim gave them Sha’ul the son of Qish, a man of the tribe of Binyamin, for forty years.
And having removed him, He raised up for them Dawiḏ as sovereign, to whom also He gave witness and said, ‘I have found Dawiḏ the son of Yishai, a man after My own heart, who shall do all My desires.’ ”
“From this one’s seed, according to the promise, Elohim raised up for Yisra’ĕl a Saviour, יהושע,
after Yoḥanan had first proclaimed the immersion of repentance to all the people of Yisra’ĕl, before His coming.
And as Yoḥanan was completing his mission, he said, ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not He. But see, there comes One after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.’ ”
“Men, brothers, sons of the race of Aḇraham, and those among you fearing Elohim, to you the word of this deliverance has been sent,
for those dwelling in Yerushalayim, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Sabbath, have filled them in having judged Him.
“And having found not one cause for death, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death.
“And when they had accomplished all that was written concerning Him, taking Him down from the timber, they laid Him in a tomb.
But Elohim raised Him from the dead,”
and He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galil to Yerushalayim, who are His witnesses to the people.
“And we bring you the Good News, the promise made to the fathers,
that Elohim has filled this for us, their children, having raised up יהושע, as it has also been written in the second Tehillah, ‘You are My Son, today I have brought You forth.’
And that He raised Him out of the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has said thus, ‘I shall give you the trustworthy kindnesses of Dawiḏ.’
“For this reason He also says in another Tehillah, ‘You shall not give Your Lovingly-committed One to see corruption.’
For Dawiḏ, indeed, having served his own generation by the counsel of Elohim, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption,”
but He whom Elohim raised up saw no corruption.