Acts 13:26-43

Paul and Barnabas at Antioch in Pisidia

26 "Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you v who fear God, to us has been sent w the message of x this salvation. 27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because y they did not recognize him nor understand z the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, a fulfilled them by condemning him. 28 And b though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, c they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29 And when d they had carried out all that was written of him, e they took him down from f the tree and laid him in a tomb. 30 But g God raised him from the dead, 31 and for many days h he appeared to those i who had come up with him j from Galilee to Jerusalem, k who are now l his witnesses to the people. 32 And we bring you the good news m that what God promised to the fathers,

33 n this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm,
o "'You are my Son,
today I have begotten you.'

34 And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, p q no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way,
"'I will give you r the holy and sure blessings of David.'

35 Therefore he says also in another psalm,
s "'You will not let your Holy One see corruption.'

36 For David, after he had t served the purpose of God in his own generation, u fell asleep and v was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, 37 but he whom w God raised up did not see corruption. 38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, x that through this man y forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39 and by him z everyone who believes is freed 1 from everything a from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 40 Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:

41 b "'Look, you scoffers,
be astounded and perish;
for I am doing a work in your days,
a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.'"

42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and c devout d converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them e to continue in f the grace of God.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 13:16
    So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: "Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 10:36
    As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ ( he is Lord of all).
    Ephesians 1:13
    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 5:20
    "Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life."
    Acts 4:12
    And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
  4. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 3:14 - 15
    But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.
    Acts 3:17
    And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 13:15
    After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, say it.
    Acts 15:21
    For from ancient generations Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, for he is read every Sabbath in the synagogues.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 24:20
    And how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
    Luke 24:26 - 27
    Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?
    Luke 24:44
    Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 14:55
    Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none.
    Luke 23:22
    A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 2:23
    This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
    Acts 3:14 - 15
    But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you.
    Luke 23:23
    But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
  9. Cross References
    Luke 18:31
    And taking the twelve, he said to them, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished.
    Luke 24:44
    Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
    John 19:28
    After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said ( to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst.
    John 19:30
    When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
    John 19:36 - 37
    For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 27:59 - 60
    And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud
    Mark 15:46
    And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
    Luke 23:53
    Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid.
    John 19:38
    After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body.
    John 19:41 - 42
    Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 5:30
    The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 2:24
    God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 1:3
    He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
  14. Cross References
    Mark 15:41
    When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 1:11
    And said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.
    Acts 2:7
    And they were amazed and astonished, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
  16. Cross References
    Luke 24:48
    You are witnesses of these things.
  17. Cross References
    Acts 1:8
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
  18. Cross References
    Acts 26:6
    And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers.
    Romans 4:13
    For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.
    Romans 15:8
    For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs.
    Galatians 3:16
    Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, "And to offsprings," referring to many, but referring to one, "And to your offspring," who is Christ.
    Romans 9:4
    They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
  19. Cross References
    Acts 13:23
    Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised.
    Luke 1:69 - 73
    And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.
  20. Cross References
    Hebrews 1:5
    For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son, today I have begotten you"? Or again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son"?
    Hebrews 5:5
    So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "You are my Son, today I have begotten you".
    Psalms 2:7
    I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 2:7
    I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you.
  22. Cross References
    Romans 6:9
    We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.
    Hebrews 9:25 - 28
    Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own.
  23. Cross References
    Acts 13:35 - 37
    Therefore he says also in another psalm, "'You will not let your Holy One see corruption.
  24. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:3
    Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
  25. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:3
    Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
  26. Cross References
    Acts 2:27
    For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.
    Psalms 16:10
    For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
  27. Cross References
    Psalms 16:10
    For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
  28. Cross References
    Acts 13:22
    And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, 'I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.
    Acts 20:27
    For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
  29. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:12
    When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
    1 Kings 2:10
    Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.
    Acts 2:29
    Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
  30. Cross References
    Judges 2:10
    And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel.
  31. Cross References
    Acts 13:30
    But God raised him from the dead.
  32. Cross References
    Luke 24:47
    And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
    1 John 2:12
    I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
  33. Cross References
    Acts 5:31
    God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
  34. Cross References
    Romans 3:28
    For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
    Acts 10:43
    To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
  35. Cross References
    Romans 2:13
    For it is not the hearers of the law who are ri...
    Romans 3:20
    For by works of the law no human being will be ...
    Romans 8:3
    For God has done what the law, weakened by the ...
    Galatians 2:16
    Yet we know that a person is not justified by w...
    Galatians 3:11
    Now it is evident that no one is justified befo...
    Ephesians 2:9
    Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
    2 Timothy 1:9
    Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, n...
    Titus 3:5
    He saved us, not because of works done by us in...
    Hebrews 7:19
    (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the ...
  36. Cross References
    Habakkuk 1:5
    Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.
    Isaiah 29:14
    Therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.
  37. Cross References
    Habakkuk 1:5
    Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.
  38. Cross References
    Acts 13:50
    But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
    Acts 17:4
    And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
    Acts 17:17
    So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.
    Acts 16:14
    One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
  39. Cross References
    Acts 2:11
    Both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians - we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.
    Acts 6:5
    And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
    Matthew 23:15
    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.
  40. Cross References
    Jude 1:21
    Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
  41. Cross References
    Jude 1:4
    For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
    Acts 11:23
    When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose.
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