Acts 13:26-52 Bible in Basic English

26  My brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those among you who have the fear of God, to us the word of this salvation is sent. 27  For the men of Jerusalem and their rulers, having no knowledge of him, or of the sayings of the prophets which come to their ears every Sabbath day, gave effect to them by judging him. 28  And though no cause of death was seen in him, they made a request to Pilate that he might be put to death. 29  And when they had done all the things said in the Writings about him, they took him down from the tree, and put him in the place of the dead. 30  But God gave him back from the dead: 31  And for a number of days he was seen by those who came with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses before the people. 32  And we are giving you the good news of the undertaking made to the fathers, 33  Which God has now put into effect for our children, by sending Jesus; as it says in the second Psalm, You are my Son; this day I have given you being. 34  And about his coming back from the dead, never again to go to destruction, he has said these words, I will give you the holy and certain mercies of David. 35  Because he says in another Psalm, You will not let your Holy One see destruction. 36  Now David, having done God's work for his generation, went to sleep, and was put with his fathers, and his body came to destruction: 37  But he, who was lifted up by God, did not see destruction. 38  And so, let it be clear to you, my brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is offered to you: 39  And through him everyone who has faith is made free from all those things, from which the law of Moses was not able to make you free. 40  So take care that these words of the prophets do not come true for you; 41  See, you doubters, have wonder and come to your end; for I will do a thing in your days to which you will not give belief, even if it is made clear to you.

42  And when they went out, they made a request that these words might be said to them again on the Sabbath after. 43  Now when the meeting was ended, a number of the Jews and of the God-fearing Gentiles who had become Jews, went after Paul and Barnabas: who put before them how important it was to keep on in the grace of God. 44  And on the Sabbath after, almost all the town came together to give hearing to the word of God. 45  But when the Jews saw such a great number of people, they were full of envy and said evil words against Paul's preaching. 46  Then Paul and Barnabas without fear said, It was necessary for the word of God to be given to you first; but because you will have nothing to do with it, and have no desire for eternal life, it will now be offered to the Gentiles. 47  For so the Lord has given us orders, saying, I have given you for a light to the Gentiles so that you may be for salvation to the ends of the earth. 48  And the Gentiles, hearing this, were glad and gave glory to the word of God: and those marked out by God for eternal life had faith. 49  And the word of the Lord went through all the country. 50  But the Jews, working up the feelings of the God-fearing women of high position and of the chief men of the town, got an attack started against Paul and Barnabas, driving them out of those parts. 51  But they, shaking off the dust of that place from their feet, came to Iconium. 52  And the disciples were full of joy and of the Holy Spirit.


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