But God raised him from the dead,1 freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.2
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.3
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'4
"Brothers,5 I can tell you confidently that the patriarch6 David died and was buried,7 and his tomb is here8 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.9
Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay.10
God has raised this Jesus to life,11 and we are all witnesses12 of the fact.