The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus,1 yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets2 that are read every Sabbath.
Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.329
When they had carried out all that was written about him,4 they took him down from the tree5 and laid him in a tomb.630
But God raised him from the dead,731
and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem.8 They are now his witnesses9 to our people.
"We tell you the good news:10 What God promised our fathers1133
he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus.12 As it is written in the second Psalm: " 'You are my Son; today I have become your Father.a 'b1334
The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words: " 'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.'c1435
So it is stated elsewhere: " 'You will not let your Holy One see decay.'d1536
"For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep;16 he was buried with his fathers17 and his body decayed.
But the one whom God raised from the dead18 did not see decay.