"Brothers, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.
For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.
Though they found no grounds for the death penalty, they asked Pilate to have Him killed.
When they had fulfilled all that had been written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and put Him in a tomb.
But God raised Him from the dead,
and He appeared for many days to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now His witnesses to the people.
And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our forefathers.
God has fulfilled this to 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.
Since He raised Him from the dead, never to return to decay, He has spoken in this way, I will grant you the faithful covenant blessings made to David.
Therefore He also says in another passage, You will not allow Your Holy One to see decay.
For David, after serving his own generation in God's plan, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and decayed.
But the One whom God raised up did not decay.
Therefore, let it be known to you, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you,
and everyone who believes in Him is justified from everything, which you could not be justified from through the law of Moses.
So beware that what is said in the prophets does not happen to you:
Look, you scoffers, marvel and vanish away, because I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will never believe, even if someone were to explain it to you. "
As they were leaving, they begged that these matters be presented to them the following Sabbath.
After the synagogue had been dismissed, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking with them and persuading them to continue in the grace of God.
The following Sabbath almost the whole town assembled to hear the message of the Lord.
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to oppose what Paul was saying by insulting him.
Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: "It was necessary that God's message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it, and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles!
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: I have appointed you as a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth. "
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.
So the message of the Lord spread through the whole region.
But the Jews incited the religious women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them from their district.
But shaking the dust off their feet against them, they proceeded to Iconium.
And the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.