14 “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors(A) has chosen you to know his will and to see(B) the Righteous One(C) and to hear words from his mouth. 15 You will be his witness(D) to all people of what you have seen(E) and heard. 16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized(F) and wash your sins away,(G) calling on his name.’(H)

17 “When I returned to Jerusalem(I) and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance(J) 18 and saw the Lord speaking to me. ‘Quick!’ he said. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people here will not accept your testimony about me.’

19 “‘Lord,’ I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison(K) and beat(L) those who believe in you.

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