explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “ This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ.”
But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.
for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
They said to one another, “ Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”
and He said to them, “ Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,
But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?”
Now He said to them, “ These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me;
but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:
Moses said, ‘ The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed to everything He says to you.
“Brethren, sons of Abraham’s family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.