17 The God of this people Israel (A)chose our fathers and [a](B)made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm (C)He led them out from it. 18 For (D)a period of about forty years (E)He put up with them in the wilderness. 19 (F)When He had destroyed (G)seven nations in the land of Canaan, He (H)distributed their land as an inheritance—all of which took (I)about 450 years. 20 After these things He (J)gave them judges until (K)Samuel the prophet. 21 Then they (L)asked for a king, and God gave them (M)Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 After He had (N)removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, ‘(O)I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will do all My [b]will.’ 23 (P)From the descendants of this man, (Q)according to promise, God has brought to Israel (R)a Savior, Jesus,

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  1. Acts 13:17 Or exalted
  2. Acts 13:22 Lit wishes

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