Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them: "You men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, know this and listen carefully to what I say.
let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy.
"Therefore be advised that this salvation from God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen!"
Understand that it is not for your sake I am about to act, declares the sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and embarrassed by your behavior, O house of Israel.
But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we don't serve your gods, and we will not pay homage to the golden statue that you have erected."
If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone's sins, they are retained."
For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law.
"For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer."