Acts 13:27-37 NIV

27 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.

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28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.3

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29 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.6

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30 But God raised him from the dead,7

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31 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.

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32 "We tell you the good news:10 What God promised our fathers11

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33 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 'b13

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    • b 13:33 - Or "have begotten you"
    • c 13:33 - Psalm 2:7
      34 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.'c14

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      35 So it is stated elsewhere: " 'You will not let your Holy One see decay.'d15

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      36 "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.

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      37 But the one whom God raised from the dead18 did not see decay.

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