Acts 13:13-37

Acts 13:13-37 CPDV

And when Paul and those who were with him had sailed from Paphos, they arrived at Perga in Pamphylia. Then John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem. Yet truly, they, traveling on from Perga, arrived at Antioch in Pisidia. And upon entering the synagogue on the Sabbath day, they sat down. Then, after the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent to them, saying: "Noble brothers, if there is in you any word of exhortation to the people, speak." Then Paul, rising up and motioning for silence with his hand, said: "Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen closely. The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people, when they were settlers in the land of Egypt. And with an exalted arm, he led them away from there. And throughout a time of forty years, he endured their behavior in the desert. And by destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he divided their land among them by lot, after about four hundred and fifty years. And after these things, he gave them judges, even until the prophet Samuel. And later on, they petitioned for a king. And God gave them Saul, the son of Kish, a man from the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. And having removed him, he raised up for them king David. And offering testimony about him, he said, 'I have found David, the son of Jesse, to be a man according to my own heart, who will accomplish all that I will.' From his offspring, according to the Promise, God has brought Jesus the Savior to Israel. John was preaching, before the face of his advent, a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. Then, when John completed his course, he was saying: 'I am not the one you consider me to be. For behold, one arrives after me, the shoes of whose feet I am not worthy to loosen.' Noble brothers, sons of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, it is to you the Word of this salvation has been sent. For those who were living in Jerusalem, and its rulers, heeding neither him, nor the voices of the Prophets that are read on every Sabbath, fulfilled these by judging him. And although they found no case for death against him, they petitioned Pilate, so that they might put him to death. And when they had fulfilled everything that had been written about him, taking him down from the tree, they placed him in a tomb. Yet truly, God raised him up from the dead on the third day. And he was seen for many days by those who went up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who even now are his witnesses to the people. And we are announcing to you that the Promise, which was made to our fathers, has been fulfilled by God for our children by raising up Jesus, just as it has been written in the second Psalm also: 'You are my Son. This day I have begotten you.' Now, since he raised him from the dead, so as to no longer return to corruption, he has said this: 'I will give to you the holy things of David, the faithful one.' And also then, in another place, he says: 'You will not allow your Holy One to see corruption.' For David, when he had ministered to his generation in accordance with the will of God, fell asleep, and he was placed next to his fathers, and he saw corruption. Yet truly, he whom God has raised from the dead has not seen corruption.
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