34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,

“‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’[a](A)

35 So it is also stated elsewhere:

“‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’[b](B)

36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep;(C) he was buried with his ancestors(D) and his body decayed. 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead(E) did not see decay.

38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.(F) 39 Through him everyone who believes(G) is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.(H) 40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:

41 “‘Look, you scoffers,
    wonder and perish,
for I am going to do something in your days
    that you would never believe,
    even if someone told you.’[c](I)

42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue,(J) the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. 43 When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.(K)

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  1. Acts 13:34 Isaiah 55:3
  2. Acts 13:35 Psalm 16:10 (see Septuagint)
  3. Acts 13:41 Hab. 1:5

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