14 And 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 rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "You men and brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak."
16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.
17 The God of this people of Israel chose our forefathers, and exalted the people when they lived as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm brought them out of it.
18 And for about forty years he endured their conduct in the wilderness.
19 Then when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided the land to them by lot.
20 And after that he gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
21 Afterward they wanted a king, and God gave them Saul, the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
22 And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; to whom he gave testimony and said, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who will do all my will.'
23 Of this man's descendants, according to his promise, God has raised up to Israel a Savior,2 Jesus.
24 Before his coming John had preached the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
25 And as John finished his course, he said, 'Who do you think that I am? I am not He [Christ]. But behold, One comes after me, whose sandals of his feet I am not worthy to loose.'
26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fear God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
27 For those who dwell in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath day, have fulfilled the words of the prophets by condemning him.
28 And though they found no reason for his death, they asked Pilate to have him executed.
29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree [cross], and laid him in a tomb.
30 But God raised him from the dead.
31 And he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.
32 And we declare to you glad tidings, how the promise that was made to our forefathers,
33 Has been fulfilled by God to us their children, in that he has raised up Jesus again; as it is written in the second psalm, 'You are my Son, this day have I begotten you.'
34 And the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to see corruption, he said thus, 'I will give you the sure mercies promised to David.'
35 Therefore he also said in another psalm, 'You shall not allow your Holy One to see corruption.'
36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell sleep [died] and was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;
37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
38 Therefore let it be known to you, men and brothers, that through this man the release from bondage of sins3 is preached to you.
39 And by him all who believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
40 Beware therefore, lest that which is spoken of in the prophets comes upon you:
42 And when the Jews had gone from the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these things might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
43 Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.
44 And the next Sabbath day almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.
45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting them and blaspheming.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you, but since you reject it, and consider yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, we turn to the Gentiles.
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1 Now at Iconium they went together into the synagogue of the Jews and spoke with such power that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
2 And as his custom was, Paul went in to them and reasoned with them from the scriptures for three Sabbath days,
3 Opening and explaining that Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and said, "this Jesus, whom I preach to you, is the Christ."
4 And some of the Jews believed and joined with Paul and Silas; and also a great number of the devout Greeks and the prominent women.
10 Then the brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea; and when they came there, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, to see whether these things were true.
4 Now he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and the Greeks.
19 And he came to Ephesus and left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.