Acts 13:13-41 - Preaching In The Synagogue At Pisidian Antioch

13 Now when Paul and his company sailed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; then John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem. 14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and sat down. 15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the princes of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, speak.

16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel and ye that fear God hearken. 17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with a high arm he brought them out of it. 18 And for the time of about forty years, he suffered their manners in the wilderness. 19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he divided their land to them by lot. 20 And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. 21 And afterward they asked for a king, and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king, to whom also he gave testimony, saying, I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who shall fulfil all my will.

23 Of this man's seed has God according to his promise raised up Jesus as Saviour unto Israel: 24 John, having first proclaimed before his coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there comes one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

26 Men and brethren, sons of the lineage of Abraham, and whosoever among you fears God, unto you is this word of saving health sent. 27 For those that dwell at Jerusalem and their princes, because they knew him not nor yet the voices of the prophets who are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. 28 And without finding cause of death in him, yet they asked Pilate that he should be slain. 29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a sepulchre. 30 But God raised him from the dead, 31 and he was seen many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who until now are his witnesses unto the people. 32 And we declare unto you the gospel of the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 which God has fulfilled unto us their children, in that he has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said this, I will give you the sure mercies promised to David. 35 Therefore he also says in another place, Thou shalt not suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. 36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep and was gathered unto his fathers and saw corruption; 37 but he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. 38 Be it known unto you, therefore, men and brethren, that through this one is preached unto you the remission of sins; 39 and in him all that believe are justified from all the things from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. 40 Beware, therefore, lest what is spoken of in the prophets come upon you:

41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder and perish, for I do a work in your days, a work which ye would in no wise believe, if one should declare it unto you.