The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 13:17–43

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17  The God of this people chose our fathers, and lifting up the people during their sojourn in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm brought them out from it.

17  The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people, when they were settlers in the land of Egypt. And with an exalted arm, he led them away from there.

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18  Now for a time of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness.

18  And for about the time of forty years as a nursing-father bare he them in the wilderness.

18  And he fed them in the wilderness for forty years.

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19  And destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, He gave their land to them as an inheritance.

19  And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave [them] their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years

19  And by destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he divided their land among them by lot,

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20  And after these things, [for ]about four hundred and fifty years, He gave [them] judges until [the time of] Samuel the prophet.

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21  And then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

21  And afterward they asked for a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for the space of forty years.

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22  And removing him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom He also said bearing witness, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, [to be ]a man after My [own] heart, who will do all My will.'

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23  God, from the seed of this [man,] according to the promise, has brought to Israel salvation,

23  Of this man`s seed hath God according to promise brought unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus;

23  From his offspring, according to the Promise, God has brought Jesus the Savior to Israel.

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24  after John had first proclaimed before His coming, the baptism of repentance to Israel.

24  when John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

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25  Now as John was finishing his course, he said, 'Whom do you suppose me to be? I am not He. But behold, there comes One after me, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loosen.'

25  And as John fulfilled his ministry, he said, Whom do you think I am? I am not he. But behold there comes one after me the strings of whose shoes I am not worthy to untie.

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26  "Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the message of this salvation has been sent.

26  Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of this salvation sent forth.

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27  For those dwelling in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor the voices of the Prophets which are read according to each Sabbath, condemning [him], they fulfilled [the Scriptures.]

27  For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled [them] by condemning [him].

27  For in as much as the inhabitants of Jerusalem and their leaders did not understand him nor the books of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they condemned him; but all the things which were written have been fulfilled.

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28  And finding no cause for death, they asked Pilate that He be executed.

28  And though they found no cause of death [in him], yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain.

28  And although they found no case for death against him, they petitioned Pilate, so that they might put him to death.

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29  And when they finished all the things having been written about Him, taking Him down from the tree, they put [Him] in a tomb.

29  And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.

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30  But God raised Him from the dead;

30  Yet truly, God raised him up from the dead on the third day.

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31  who appeared for [many] days more to those going up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people.

31  and he was seen for many days of them that came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses unto the people.

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32  And we proclaim to you the good news of the promise which was made to the fathers,

32  And we bring you good tidings of the promise made unto the fathers,

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33  that God has fulfilled this promise for us to their children, when He raised up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm: 'You are My Son, today I have begotten You.'

33  has been fulfilled by God for our children by raising up Jesus, just as it has been written in the second Psalm also: ‘You are my Son. This day I have begotten you.’

33  God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

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34  "And that He raised Him from the dead, no longer being about to return to corruption, thus He has said: 'I will give you the sure decrees of God concerning David.'

34  And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he hath spoken on this wise, I will give you the holy and sure [blessings] of David.

34  And God raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, as he said, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

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35  "Therefore also in another [Psalm] He says, 'You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.'

35  And again he said in another place, You shall not suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

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36  "For David indeed in his own generation, having served by the purpose of God, died, and was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;

36  For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption

36  For David, when he had ministered to his generation in accordance with the will of God, fell asleep, and he was placed next to his fathers, and he saw corruption.

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37  but He whom God raised up did not see corruption.

37  Yet truly, he whom God has raised from the dead has not seen corruption.

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38  Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through this Man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,

38  Therefore, let it be known to you, noble brothers, that through him is announced to you remission from sins and from everything by which you were not able to be justified in the law of Moses.

38  Be it known to you, therefore, brethren, that through this very one is preached to you the forgiveness of sins

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39  and from all[ ]things[ ]from which you could not (by the Law of Moses) be justified, by Him everyone that believes is justified.

39  In him, all who believe are justified.

39  And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

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40  Watch therefore, lest there come upon you that which was spoken of in the prophets

40  Therefore, be careful, lest what was said by the Prophets may overwhelm you

40  Beware, therefore, lest that which is written in the prophets may come upon you.

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41  "Behold, you despisers, and marvel and perish! For I will work a work in your days which you will by no means believe, though one were to declare it to you.' "

41  ‘You despisers! Look, and wonder, and be scattered! For I am working a deed in your days, a deed which you would not believe, even if someone were to explain it to you.’ ”

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42  Now as the Jews were going out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.

42  Then, as they were departing, they asked them if, on the following Sabbath, they might speak these words to them.

42  And as Paul and BarÆna-bas were leaving them, the people besought them to speak these things to them the next sabbath.

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43  And when the synagogue service was broken up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking [to them], persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

43  Now when the congregation was dismissed, a great many Jews, and also proselytes who feared God, followed Paul and BarÆna-bas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.