13 Now Paul and his companions put out to sea from (A)Paphos and came to (B)Perga in (C)Pamphylia; but (D)John left them and returned to Jerusalem. 14 But going on from Perga, they arrived at (E)Pisidian (F)Antioch, and on (G)the Sabbath day they went into (H)the synagogue and sat down. 15 After (I)the reading of the Law and (J)the Prophets, (K)the synagogue officials sent word to them, saying, “[a]Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it.” 16 Paul stood up, and (L)motioning with his hand said,

“Men of Israel, and (M)you who fear God, listen: 17 The God of this people Israel (N)chose our fathers and [b](O)made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm (P)He led them out from it. 18 For (Q)a period of about forty years (R)He put up with them in the wilderness. 19 (S)When He had destroyed (T)seven nations in the land of Canaan, He (U)distributed their land as an inheritance—all of which took (V)about 450 years. 20 After these things He (W)gave them judges until (X)Samuel the prophet. 21 Then they (Y)asked for a king, and God gave them (Z)Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 After He had (AA)removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, ‘(AB)I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will do all My [c]will.’ 23 (AC)From the descendants of this man, (AD)according to promise, God has brought to Israel (AE)a Savior, Jesus, 24 after (AF)John had proclaimed, before [d]His coming, a (AG)baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 And while John (AH)was completing his course, (AI)he kept saying, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold, one is coming after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’

26 [e]Brothers, sons of Abraham’s family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of (AJ)this salvation has been sent. 27 For those who live in Jerusalem, and their (AK)rulers, (AL)recognizing neither Him nor the [f]declarations of (AM)the prophets which are (AN)read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him. 28 And though they found no grounds for putting Him to death, they (AO)asked Pilate that He be executed. 29 When they had (AP)carried out everything that was written concerning Him, (AQ)they took Him down from the [g](AR)cross and (AS)laid Him in a tomb. 30 But God (AT)raised Him from the dead; 31 and for many days (AU)He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now (AV)His witnesses to the people. 32 And we (AW)preach to you the good news of (AX)the promise made to the fathers, 33 that God has fulfilled this promise to those of us who are the descendants by (AY)raising Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘(AZ)You are My Son; today I have fathered You.’ 34 As for the fact that He (BA)raised Him from the dead, never again to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: ‘(BB)I will give you the holy and faithful mercies of David.’ 35 Therefore, He also says in another Psalm: ‘(BC)You will not [h]allow Your [i]Holy One to [j]undergo decay.’ 36 For (BD)David, after he had [k]served God’s (BE)purpose in his own generation, (BF)fell asleep, and was [l]buried among his fathers and [m]underwent decay; 37 but He whom God (BG)raised did not [n]undergo decay. 38 Therefore let it be known to you, [o]brothers, that (BH)through [p]Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39 and [q]through Him (BI)everyone who believes is [r]freed [s]from all things, from which you could not be [t]freed [u]through the Law of Moses. 40 Therefore, see that the thing spoken of (BJ)in the Prophets does not come upon you:

41 (BK)Look, you scoffers, and be astonished, and [v]perish;
For I am accomplishing a work in your days,
A work which you will never believe, though someone should describe it to you.’”

42 As [w]Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people repeatedly begged to have these [x]things spoken to them the next (BL)Sabbath. 43 Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and the (BM)God-fearing [y](BN)proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking to them and urging them to continue in (BO)the grace of God.

Paul Turns to the Gentiles

44 The next (BP)Sabbath nearly all the city assembled to hear the word of [z]the Lord. 45 But when (BQ)the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were [aa]blaspheming. 46 Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you (BR)first. Since you repudiate it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, (BS)we are turning to the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us,

(BT)I have appointed You as a (BU)light [ab]to the Gentiles,
That You may [ac]bring salvation to the end of the earth.’”

48 When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying (BV)the word of [ad]the Lord; and all who (BW)had been appointed to eternal life believed. 49 And (BX)the word of the Lord was being spread through the whole region. 50 But (BY)the Jews incited the [ae](BZ)devout women (CA)of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their [af]region. 51 But (CB)they shook off the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to (CC)Iconium. 52 And the disciples were continually (CD)filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 13:15 Lit Men, brothers
  2. Acts 13:17 Or exalted
  3. Acts 13:22 Lit wishes
  4. Acts 13:24 Lit the face of His entering
  5. Acts 13:26 Lit Men, brothers
  6. Acts 13:27 Lit voices
  7. Acts 13:29 Lit wood; see Deut 21:23
  8. Acts 13:35 Lit give
  9. Acts 13:35 Or Devout; or Pious
  10. Acts 13:35 Lit see corruption
  11. Acts 13:36 Or served his own generation by the purpose of God
  12. Acts 13:36 Lit gathered to his
  13. Acts 13:36 Lit saw corruption
  14. Acts 13:37 Lit see corruption
  15. Acts 13:38 Lit men, brothers
  16. Acts 13:38 Lit this One
  17. Acts 13:39 Lit in; or by
  18. Acts 13:39 Or justified
  19. Acts 13:39 Lit by
  20. Acts 13:39 Or justified
  21. Acts 13:39 Lit by
  22. Acts 13:41 Lit disappear
  23. Acts 13:42 Lit they
  24. Acts 13:42 Lit words
  25. Acts 13:43 I.e., Gentile converts to Judaism
  26. Acts 13:44 One early ms God
  27. Acts 13:45 Or slandering him
  28. Acts 13:47 Lit of
  29. Acts 13:47 Lit be for salvation
  30. Acts 13:48 Two early mss God
  31. Acts 13:50 Or worshiping
  32. Acts 13:50 Lit boundaries