So Paul stood up, and 1motioning with his hand said: "Men of Israel and 2you who fear God, listen.
173The God of this people Israel 4chose our fathers and 5made the people great 6during their stay in the land of Egypt, and 7with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
And for about 8forty years 9he put up witha them in the wilderness.
And 10after destroying 11seven nations in the land of Canaan, 12he gave them their land as an inheritance.
All this took about 450 years. And after that 13he gave them judges until 14Samuel the prophet.
Then 15they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul 16the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
And 17when he had removed him, 18he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, 19'I have found in David the son of Jesse 20a man after my heart, 21who will do all my will.'
2322Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel 23a Savior, Jesus, 24as he promised.
Before his coming, 25John had proclaimed 26a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
And as John was finishing his course, 27he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
"Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you 28who fear God, to us has been sent 29the message of 30this salvation.
For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because 31they did not recognize him nor understand 32the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, 33fulfilled them by condemning him.
And 34though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, 35they asked Pilate to have him executed.
And when 36they had carried out all that was written of him, 37they took him down from 38the tree and laid him in a tomb.