Acts 13:14-31 NIV

14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch.1 On the Sabbath2 they entered the synagogue3 and sat down.

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      15 After the reading from the Law4 and the Prophets, the synagogue rulers sent word to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak."

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      16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand5 and said: "Men of Israel and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!

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      17 The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt, with mighty power he led them out of that country,6

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      18 he endured their conducta7 for about forty years in the desert,8

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        • a 13:18 - Some manuscripts "and cared for them"
          19 he overthrew seven nations in Canaan9 and gave their land to his people10 as their inheritance.11

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          20 All this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges12 until the time of Samuel the prophet.13

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          21 Then the people asked for a king,14 and he gave them Saul15 son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin,16 who ruled forty years.

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          22 After removing Saul,17 he made David their king.18 He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart;19 he will do everything I want him to do.'20

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          23 "From this man's descendants21 God has brought to Israel the Savior22 Jesus,23 as he promised.24

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          24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.25

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          25 As John was completing his work,26 he said: 'Who do you think I am? I am not that one.27 No, but he is coming after me, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.'28

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          26 "Brothers,29 children of Abraham,30 and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation31 has been sent.

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          27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus,32 yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets33 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.34

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          29 When they had carried out all that was written about him,35 they took him down from the tree36 and laid him in a tomb.37

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          30 But God raised him from the dead,38

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          31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem.39 They are now his witnesses40 to our people.

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