Acts 13:17-27 NIV

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,1

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18 he endured their conducta2 for about forty years in the desert,3

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    • a 13:18 - Some manuscripts "and cared for them"
      19 he overthrew seven nations in Canaan4 and gave their land to his people5 as their inheritance.6

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      20 All this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges7 until the time of Samuel the prophet.8

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      21 Then the people asked for a king,9 and he gave them Saul10 son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin,11 who ruled forty years.

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      22 After removing Saul,12 he made David their king.13 He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart;14 he will do everything I want him to do.'15

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      23 "From this man's descendants16 God has brought to Israel the Savior17 Jesus,18 as he promised.19

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      24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.20

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      25 As John was completing his work,21 he said: 'Who do you think I am? I am not that one.22 No, but he is coming after me, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.'23

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      26 "Brothers,24 children of Abraham,25 and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation26 has been sent.

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      27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus,27 yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets28 that are read every Sabbath.

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