Acts 13:26-52 American Standard Version

26  Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of this salvation sent forth. 27  For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled [them] by condemning [him]. 28  And though they found no cause of death [in him], yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain. 29  And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb. 30  But God raised him from the dead: 31  and he was seen for many days of them that came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses unto the people. 32  And we bring you good tidings of the promise made unto the fathers, 33  that God hath fulfilled the same unto our children, in that he raised up Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. 34  And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he hath spoken on this wise, I will give you the holy and sure [blessings] of David. 35  Because he saith also in another [psalm], Thou wilt not give Thy Holy One to see corruption. 36  For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 37  but he whom God raised up saw no corruption. 38  Be it known unto you therefore, brethren, that through this man is proclaimed unto you remission of sins: 39  and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. 40  Beware therefore, lest that come upon [you] which is spoken in the prophets: 41  Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish; For I work a work in your days, A work which ye shall in no wise believe, if one declare it unto you.

42  And as they went out, they besought that these words might be spoken to them the next sabbath. 43  Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God. 44  And the next sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God. 45  But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed. 46  And Paul and Barnabas spake out boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. Seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 47  For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set thee for a light of the Gentiles, That thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth. 48  And as the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. 49  And the word of the Lord was spread abroad throughout all the region. 50  But the Jews urged on the devout women of honorable estate, and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their borders. 51  But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium. 52  And the disciples were filled with joy with the Holy Spirit.

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