Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. read more.
"The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all. "And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. "But God has thus fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer. "Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; "and that he may send Jesus, your appointed Messiah, "whom the heavens must receive until the time of restoration of all things. "God spoke of this ages ago, through the mouth of his holy prophets. "Moses, for example, said: "The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised up me; you must listen to whatever he may tell you; "and it shall be that every soul who will not listen to that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. "Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and his successors, all that have spoken, have also told of those days. "You are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. "It was for you first that God raised up his Servant, and sent him to bless you in turning every one of you away from your wicked ways."

"Rulers and elders of the people, if we are being examined today concerning a benefit conferred upon a cripple, as to how has this man been cured, "be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand before you strong and well. "For he is the Stone, cast aside by you builders, which has become the head stone of the corner. read more.
"There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, in which we must be saved." Now when they beheld the glad fearlessness of Peter and John and had perceived that they were amazed; and they began to recognize them, that they were companions of Jesus.

But Peter and John said in reply. "Do you decide whether in the sight of God it is right to obey you rather than God; but for our part, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."

When they heard this they went at early dawn to the Temple, and began to teach. Meantime when the high priest and his followers arrived, they summoned the Sanhedrin and all the Council of the Elders of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison to fetch the apostles.

But Peter and the apostles said in reply. "We must obey God rather than man. The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom you slew by hanging him on a tree. "Him God has exalted at his right hand as Prince and Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. read more.
"And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."



When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. read more.
"The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all. "And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. "But God has thus fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer. "Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; "and that he may send Jesus, your appointed Messiah, "whom the heavens must receive until the time of restoration of all things. "God spoke of this ages ago, through the mouth of his holy prophets. "Moses, for example, said: "The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised up me; you must listen to whatever he may tell you; "and it shall be that every soul who will not listen to that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. "Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and his successors, all that have spoken, have also told of those days. "You are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. "It was for you first that God raised up his Servant, and sent him to bless you in turning every one of you away from your wicked ways."

"Rulers and elders of the people, if we are being examined today concerning a benefit conferred upon a cripple, as to how has this man been cured, "be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand before you strong and well. "For he is the Stone, cast aside by you builders, which has become the head stone of the corner. read more.
"There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, in which we must be saved." Now when they beheld the glad fearlessness of Peter and John and had perceived that they were amazed; and they began to recognize them, that they were companions of Jesus.

But Peter and John said in reply. "Do you decide whether in the sight of God it is right to obey you rather than God; but for our part, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."







God did not cast off his people whom he foreknew. For do you not know what is said in the Scripture about Elijah? how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,



"Says the Lord, who has been making this known from the beginning of the world.







God did not cast off his people whom he foreknew. For do you not know what is said in the Scripture about Elijah? how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,



"Says the Lord, who has been making this known from the beginning of the world.







God did not cast off his people whom he foreknew. For do you not know what is said in the Scripture about Elijah? how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,



"Says the Lord, who has been making this known from the beginning of the world.







"Delay there shall be no more, but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to blow his trumpet, then shall there be finished the mystery of God, according to the Good News which he told unto his slaves, the prophets."




"And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. "But God has thus fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer.


When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. read more.
"The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all. "And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. "But God has thus fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer. "Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; "and that he may send Jesus, your appointed Messiah, "whom the heavens must receive until the time of restoration of all things. "God spoke of this ages ago, through the mouth of his holy prophets. "Moses, for example, said: "The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised up me; you must listen to whatever he may tell you; "and it shall be that every soul who will not listen to that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. "Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and his successors, all that have spoken, have also told of those days. "You are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. "It was for you first that God raised up his Servant, and sent him to bless you in turning every one of you away from your wicked ways."

Then Peter, with the Eleven, stood up and addresses them in a loud voice. "Men of Judea and dwellers in Jerusalem, have no doubt about this matter, but listen to what I say. "These men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only nine o'clock in the morning. "No, this is what the prophet Joel predicted. read more.
"In the last days, God says, it shall come to pass that I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind; "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams; upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days, will I pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. In the sky above I will show marvels, And signs in the earth beneath; Blood and fire, and vapor of smoke. Into darkness shall the sun be turned, And into blood the moon, Ere the day of the Lord come, that great and terrible day. And every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. "Men of Israel, listen to these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you by God, through mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him among you, as you yourselves know; him, delivered up by the settled purpose and fore-knowledge of God, you crucified and killed at the hands of lawless men; but God has raised him to life, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for death to hold him. For David says of him. "I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is at my right hand lest I be shaken. "Therefore my heart is glad, my tongue exults, my very body also shall pitch its tent in hope. "For thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades, Nor give up thy Holy One to see corruption. "Thou hast made known to me the paths of life, Thou wilt fill me with gladness in thy presence. "Men and brothers, I can speak plainly to you concerning the patriarch David, because he not only died and was buried, but his tomb is among us even to this very day. "Because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath that of the fruit of his loins he would set one on his throne, "he, foreseeing this, spoke of the resurrection of Christ that neither was he left in Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God has raised up, of this we are all witnesses. Since he is by the mighty hand of God exalted, and has received from his Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this which you now see and hear. For David did not ascend into heaven; but he himself said, "The Lord said to my Lord Sit thou on my right hand "Until I make thine enemies A footstool under thy feet. "Therefore let the whole House of Israel know assuredly that Gods has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified." When they heard these words they were stung to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles. "Men and brothers, what shall we do?" "Repent," answered Peter, "and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. "For the promise belongs to you and to your children and to all who are afar off, whomever the Lord may call." With many other words he continued to bear testimony, and kept entreating them, saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation."