"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth1 was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs,2 which God did among you through him,3 as you yourselves know.
This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge;4 and you, with the help of wicked men,a put him to death by nailing him to the cross.524
But God raised him from the dead,6 freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.725
David said about him: " 'I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,
because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.828
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'b929
"Brothers,10 I can tell you confidently that the patriarch11 David died and was buried,12 and his tomb is here13 to this day.
But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.1431
Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ,c that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay.1532
God has raised this Jesus to life,16 and we are all witnesses17 of the fact.