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

 
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16 So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: "Men of Israel, and you that fear God, listen. 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 people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. 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 And for about forty years he bore with them in the wilderness. 18 he endured their conduct for about forty years in the desert,
19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years. 19 he overthrew seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to his people as their inheritance.
20 And after that he gave them judges until 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 they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, 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 And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; of whom he testified and said, 'I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.' 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 Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised. 23 "From this man's descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised.
24 Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.
25 And as John was finishing his course, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.' 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 "Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. 26 "Brothers, children of Abraham, and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.
27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning him. 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 Though they could charge him with nothing deserving death, yet they asked Pilate to have him killed. 28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.
29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid 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 for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. 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 we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, 32 "We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers
33 this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, 'Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee.' 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 And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke in this way, 'I will give you the holy and sure blessings of 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 Therefore he says also in another psalm, 'Thou wilt not let thy Holy One see corruption.' 35 So it is stated elsewhere: " 'You will not let your Holy One see decay.'
36 For David, after he had served the counsel of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw corruption; 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 but he whom God raised up saw no corruption. 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.
38 Let it be known to you therefore, brethren, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 38 "Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
39 and by him every one that believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.
40 Beware, therefore, lest there come upon you what is said in the prophets: 40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:
41 'Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I do a deed in your days, a deed you will never believe, if one declares it to you.'" 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.' "