Acts 2:22-36

Peter's Sermon at Pentecost

22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, d a man attested to you by God e with f mighty works and wonders and signs that g God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know - 23 this Jesus, h delivered up according to i the definite plan and j foreknowledge of God, k you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 l God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because m it was not possible for him to be held by it.

25 For David says concerning him,
n "'I saw the Lord always before me,
for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell o in hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to p Hades,
q or let your r Holy One s see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.'

29 "Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about t the patriarch David u that he both died and v was buried, and w his tomb is with us to this day. 30 x Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that y God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that z he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus a God raised up, b and of that we all are witnesses. 33 c Being therefore d exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from e the Father f the promise of the Holy Spirit, g he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.

34 For h David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,
i "'The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
35 until I make your enemies your footstool.'

36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that j God has made him k both Lord and Christ, this Jesus l whom you crucified."

  1. Cross References
    John 3:2
    This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 10:38
    How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
    Luke 24:19
    And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people.
  3. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:12
    The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.
    2 Thessalonians 2:9
    The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders.
    Hebrews 2:4
    While God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 12:28
    But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 26:24
    The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.
    Acts 3:13
    The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.
    Matthew 20:19
    And deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.
    Luke 24:20
    And how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 22:22
    For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!
    Acts 3:18
    But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
    Acts 4:28
    To do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
    Acts 13:27
    For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.
  7. Cross References
    1 Peter 1:2
    According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
    1 Peter 1:20
    He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
    Revelation 13:8
    And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 5:30
    The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 2:32
    This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all ar...
    Acts 3:15
    And you killed the Author of life, whom God rai...
    Acts 4:10
    Let it be known to all of you and to all the pe...
    Acts 10:40
    But God raised him on the third day and made hi...
    Acts 13:30
    But God raised him from the dead.
    Acts 13:33 - 34
    This he has fulfilled to us their children by r...
    Acts 13:37
    But he whom God raised up did not see corruption.
    Acts 17:31
    Because he has fixed a day on which he will jud...
    Romans 4:24
    But for ours also. It will be counted to us who...
    Romans 6:4
    We were buried therefore with him by baptism in...
    Romans 8:11
    If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the ...
    Romans 10:9
    Because, if you confess with your mouth that Je...
    1 Corinthians 6:14
    And God raised the Lord and will also raise us ...
    1 Corinthians 15:15
    We are even found to be misrepresenting God, be...
    2 Corinthians 4:14
    Knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will ...
    Galatians 1:1
    Paul, an apostle - not from men nor through man...
    Ephesians 1:20
    That he worked in Christ when he raised him fro...
    Colossians 2:12
    Having been buried with him in baptism, in whic...
    1 Thessalonians 1:10
    And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he ra...
    Hebrews 13:20
    Now may the God of peace who brought again from...
    1 Peter 1:21
    Who through him are believers in God, who raise...
    Ephesians 2:5
    Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made ...
  10. Cross References
    Luke 24:5
    And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
    John 10:18
    No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.
    2 Timothy 1:10
    And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
    Hebrews 2:14
    Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil.
    Revelation 1:17 - 18
    When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, "Fear not, I am the first and the last.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 16:8 - 11
    I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 16:8 - 11
    I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 4:18
    In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, "So shall your offspring be.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 2:31
    He foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
    Matthew 11:23
    And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 13:35
    Therefore he says also in another psalm, "'You will not let your Holy One see corruption.
  16. Cross References
    Hebrews 7:26
    For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
  17. Cross References
    Luke 2:26
    And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
  18. Cross References
    Acts 7:8 - 9
    And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.
    Hebrews 7:4
    See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!
  19. Cross References
    Acts 13:36
    For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption.
  20. Cross References
    1 Kings 2:10
    Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.
  21. Cross References
    Nehemiah 3:16
    After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, ruler of half the district of Beth-zur, repaired to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool, and as far as the house of the mighty men.
  22. Cross References
    2 Samuel 23:2
    The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.
    Matthew 22:43
    He said to them, "How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying.
    Hebrews 11:32
    And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets -
  23. Cross References
    Luke 1:32
    He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David.
  24. Cross References
    Acts 2:27
    For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.
  25. 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.
  26. Cross References
    Acts 1:22
    Beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us - one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.
    Acts 4:33
    And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
  27. 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.
    Ephesians 1:20
    That he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.
    Philippians 2:9
    Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.
    Hebrews 2:9
    But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
    1 Peter 3:22
    Who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
  28. Cross References
    Exodus 15:6
    Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power, your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
    Psalms 98:1
    Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
  29. Cross References
    Acts 1:4
    And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me.
    John 16:7
    Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
  30. Cross References
    Galatians 3:14
    So that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
  31. Cross References
    Acts 2:17
    'And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
  32. Cross References
    John 3:13
    No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.
  33. Cross References
    Psalms 110:1
    The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
  34. Cross References
    Psalms 110:1
    The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
  35. Cross References
    Matthew 28:18
    And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
  36. Cross References
    Romans 14:9
    For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
    2 Corinthians 4:5
    For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
  37. 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.
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