16Paulstood up, and 1motioning with his handsaid, "Men of Israel, and 2 you who fearGod, listen:
"The God of thispeopleIsrael3chose our fathers and a4made the peoplegreatduring their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an upliftedarm5He led them out from it.
"For 6a period of aboutfortyyears7He put up with them in the wilderness.
"8When He had destroyed9sevennations in the land of Canaan, He 10distributed their land as an inheritance -all of which took 11aboutfourhundred and fiftyyears.
20"Afterthesethings He 12gave them judgesuntil13Samuel the prophet.
21"Then they 14asked for a king, and Godgave them 15Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for fortyyears.
22"After He had 16removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He alsotestified and said, '17I HAVE FOUNDDAVID the son of Jesse, A MANAFTER MY HEART, who will doall My bwill.'