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Acts 13:16-41 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 So Paul stood, lifted his hand to quiet them, and started speaking. "People of Israel," he said, "and you devout Gentiles who fear the God of Israel, listen to me." 16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: "Men of Israel and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!
17 "The God of this nation of Israel chose our ancestors and made them prosper in Egypt. Then he powerfully led them out of their slavery. 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,
18 He put up with them through forty years of wandering around in the wilderness. 18 he endured their conduct for about forty years in the desert,
19 Then he destroyed seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to Israel as an inheritance. 19 he overthrew seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to his people as their inheritance.
20 All this took about 450 years. After that, judges ruled until the time of Samuel the prophet. 20 All this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.
21 Then the people begged for a king, and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years. 21 Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years.
22 But God removed him from the kingship and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, 'David son of Jesse is a man after my own heart, for he will do everything I want him to.' " 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'
23 "And it is one of King David's descendants, Jesus, who is God's promised Savior of Israel! 23 "From this man's descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised.
24 But before he came, John the Baptist preached the need for everyone in Israel to turn from sin and turn to God and be baptized. 24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.
25 As John was finishing his ministry he asked, 'Do you think I am the Messiah? No! But he is coming soon -- and I am not even worthy to be his slave.'" 25 As John was completing his work, he said: 'Who do you think I am? I am not that one. No, but he is coming after me, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.'
26 "Brothers -- you sons of Abraham, and also all of you devout Gentiles who fear the God of Israel -- this salvation is for us! 26 "Brothers, children of Abraham, and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.
27 The people in Jerusalem and their leaders fulfilled prophecy by condemning Jesus to death. They didn't recognize him or realize that he is the one the prophets had written about, though they hear the prophets' words read every Sabbath. 27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.
28 They found no just cause to execute him, but they asked Pilate to have him killed anyway." 28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.
29 "When they had fulfilled all the prophecies concerning his death, they took him down from the cross and placed him in a tomb. 29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb.
30 But God raised him from the dead! 30 But God raised him from the dead,
31 And he appeared over a period of many days to those who had gone with him from Galilee to Jerusalem -- these are his witnesses to the people of Israel." 31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.
32 "And now Barnabas and I are here to bring you this Good News. God's promise to our ancestors has come true in our own time, 32 "We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers
33 in that God raised Jesus. This is what the second psalm is talking about when it says concerning Jesus, 'You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.' 33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: " 'You are my Son; today I have become your Father. '
34 For God had promised to raise him from the dead, never again to die. This is stated in the Scripture that says, 'I will give you the sacred blessings I promised to David.' 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.'
35 Another psalm explains more fully, saying, 'You will not allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.' 35 So it is stated elsewhere: " 'You will not let your Holy One see decay.'
36 Now this is not a reference to David, for after David had served his generation according to the will of God, he died and was buried, and his body decayed. 36 "For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed.
37 No, it was a reference to someone else -- someone whom God raised and whose body did not decay." 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.
38 "Brothers, listen! In this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 38 "Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
39 Everyone who believes in him is freed from all guilt and declared right with God -- something the Jewish law could never do. 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.
40 Be careful! Don't let the prophets' words apply to you. For they said, 40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:
41 'Look, you mockers, be amazed and die! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn't believe even if someone told you about it.'" 41 " 'Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you.' "