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23 Jesus was ·given [handed over] to you, and ·with the help [L by the hands] of ·those who don’t know the law [or lawless ones; wicked people; C a reference to the Gentiles/Romans who crucified Jesus], you put him to death by nailing him to a cross. But this was ·God’s plan which he had made long ago [L according to God’s predetermined plan]; ·he knew all this would happen [L …and his foreknowledge]. 24 God raised Jesus from the dead and set him free from the ·pain [agony; birthpains] of death, because death could not hold him. 25 For David said this about him:

‘I ·keep [L saw] the Lord before me always.
    Because he is ·close by my side [L at my right hand; C a soldier’s shieldbearer would stand at his right side to protect him],
    [L so that] I will not be ·hurt [L shaken].

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