Acts 13:26-52 Revised Standard Version

26  "Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. 27  For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning him. 28  Though they could charge him with nothing deserving death, yet they asked Pilate to have him killed. 29  And when they had fulfilled all that was 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 for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. 32  And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, 33  this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, 'Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee.' 34  And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke in this way, 'I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.' 35  Therefore he says also in another psalm, 'Thou wilt not let thy Holy One see corruption.' 36  For David, after he had served the counsel of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw corruption; 37  but he whom God raised up saw no corruption. 38  Let it be known to you therefore, brethren, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39  and by him every one that believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 40  Beware, therefore, lest there come upon you what is said in the prophets: 41  'Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I do a deed in your days, a deed you will never believe, if one declares it to you.'"

42  As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next sabbath. 43  And when the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to continue in the grace of God. 44  The next sabbath almost the whole city gathered together to hear the word of God. 45  But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted what was spoken by Paul, and reviled him. 46  And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. 47  For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, 'I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.'" 48  And when 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 spread throughout all the region. 50  But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district. 51  But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and went to Ico'nium. 52  And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

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