Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John, however, left them and went back to Jerusalem.
They continued their journey from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia. On the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent [word] to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any message of encouragement for the people, you can speak."
Then standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and spoke: "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen!
The God of this people Israel chose our forefathers, exalted the people during their stay in the land of Egypt, and led them out of it with a mighty arm.
And for about 40 years He put up with them in the desert;
then after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, He gave their land to them as an inheritance.
This all took about 450 years. After this, He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
Then they asked for a king, so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for 40 years.
After removing him, He raised up David as their king, of whom He testified: ' I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will carry out all My will.'
"From this man's descendants, according to the promise, God brought the Savior, Jesus, to Israel.
Before He came to public attention, John had previously proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
Then as John was completing his life work, he said, 'Who do you think I am? I am not the One. But look! Someone is coming after me, and I am not worthy to untie the sandals on His feet.'