13 Now when Paul
and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in
Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to
14 ¶ But when they
departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and
went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
15 And after the
reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the
synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and
brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the
people, say on.
16 Then Paul stood
up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of
Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
17 The God of this
people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the
people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt,
and with an high arm brought he them out of it.
18 And about the
time of forty years suffered he their manners in the
19 And when he had
destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he
divided their land to them by lot.
20 And after that
he gave unto them judges about the space of four
hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
21 And afterward
they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son
of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of
22 And when he had
removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their
king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have
found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own
heart, which shall fulfill all my will.
23 Of this man's
seed hath God according to his promise raised unto
Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
24 When John had
first preached before his coming the baptism of
repentance to all the people of Israel.
25 And as John
fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I
am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me,
whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
26 Men and
brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever
among you feareth God, to you is the word of this
27 For they that
dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew
him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are
read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them
in condemning him.
28 And though they
found no cause of death in him, yet desired they
Pilate that he should be slain.
29 And when they
had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him
down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
30 But God raised
him from the dead:
31 And he was seen
many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to
Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
32 And we declare
unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was
made unto the fathers,
33 God hath
fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he
hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the
second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten
34 And as
concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now
no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I
will give you the sure mercies of David.
35 Wherefore he
saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.
36 For David, after
he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell
on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw
37 But he, whom God
raised again, saw no corruption.
38 ¶ Be it known
unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through
this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all
that believe are justified from all things, from which ye
could not be justified by the law of Moses.