16ThenPaul stood up , andbeckoning with his handsaid , Men of Israel,and ye that fearGod, give audience .
The God of thispeople of Israelchoseourfathers,andexalted the peoplewhen they dwelt as strangersin the land of Egypt,andwith an higharm brought hethem out ofit.18Andabout the time of forty years suffered hetheirmannersin the wilderness.19And when he had destroyedsevennationsin the land of Chanaan, he dividedtheirland to them by lot .
20Andafterthat he gave unto them judgesabout the space of four hundredandfiftyyears,untilSamuel the prophet.21
And afterward they desired a king:andGodgave unto themSaul the son of Cis, a manof the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of fortyyears.22And when he had removedhim, he raised up unto themDavid to be their king; to whomalso he gave testimony , and said , I have foundDavid the son of Jesse, a manafter mine ownheart,which shall fulfilallmywill.23Of this man'sseedhathGodaccording to his promiseraised unto Israel a Saviour,Jesus:24
When John had first preachedbeforehiscomingthebaptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.25AndasJohnfulfilled his course, he said , Whom think ye that Iam ? Iamnot he. But,behold , there cometh oneafterme,whoseshoes of his feet I amnotworthy to loose .
26Men and brethren,children of the stock of Abraham,and whosoever amongyoufearethGod, to youis the word of thissalvationsent .
27For they that dwellatJerusalem,andtheirrulers, because they knewhimnot , nor yet the voices of the prophetswhich are readevery sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
28And though they foundnocause of death in him, yet desired theyPilate that he should be slain .
29Andwhen they had fulfilledall that was writtenofhim, they took him downfrom the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.30ButGodraisedhimfrom the dead:31
And he was seenmanydays of them which came up withhimfromGalileetoJerusalem,whoarehiswitnessesunto the people.32Andwedeclare unto you glad tidings , how that the promise which was madeunto the fathers,33God hath fulfilled the same unto ustheirchildren, in that he hath raised upJesusagain ; as it isalsowrittenin the secondpsalm,ThouartmySon, this day have Ibegottenthee.34And as concerning that he raisedhimupfrom the dead, now no moretoreturntocorruption, he said on this wise , I will giveyou the suremerciesa of David.35Wherefore he saithalsoinanother psalm, Thou shaltnotsufferthine Holy One to seecorruption.36ForDavid, after he had served his owngeneration by the will of God, fell on sleep , and was laiduntohisfathers,andsawcorruption:37But he, whomGod raised again , sawnocorruption.38
Be itknown unto youtherefore,men and brethren,thatthrough this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:39Andbyhimall that believe are justifiedfrom all things, from which ye couldnot be justifiedby the law of Moses.40Bewaretherefore, lest thatcomeuponyou, which is spoken ofin the prophets;41Behold , ye despisers,andwonder , andperish : forIwork a workinyourdays, a workwhich ye shall in no wisebelieve , though a man declare it unto you.