Acts 13:14-31 NIV

14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down.

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      15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”

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      16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: “Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!

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      17 The God of the people of Israel chose our ancestors; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt; with mighty power he led them out of that country;

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      18 for about forty years he endured their conducta in the wilderness;

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        • ˆ 13:18 - Some manuscripts "he cared for them"
          19 and he overthrew seven nations in Canaan, giving their land to his people as their inheritance.

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          20 All this took about 450 years. “After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.

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          21 Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years.

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          22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

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          23 “From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised.

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          24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.

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          25 As John was completing his work, he said: ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not the one you are looking for. But there is one coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’

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          26 “Fellow children of Abraham and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.

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          27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.

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          28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

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          29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb.

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          30 But God raised him from the dead,

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          31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.

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