13:26 Brothers, 1 descendants 2 of Abraham’s family, 3 and those Gentiles among you who fear God, 4 the message 5 of this salvation has been sent to us. 13:27 For the people who live in Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize 6 him, 7 and they fulfilled the sayings 8 of the prophets that are read every Sabbath by condemning 9 him. 10 13:28 Though 11 they found 12 no basis 13 for a death sentence, 14 they asked Pilate to have him executed. 13:29 When they had accomplished 15 everything that was written 16 about him, they took him down 17 from the cross 18 and placed him 19 in a tomb. 13:30 But God raised 20 him from the dead, 13:31 and 21 for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied 22 him from Galilee to Jerusalem. These 23 are now his witnesses to the people. 13:32 And we proclaim to you the good news about the promise to our ancestors, 24 13:33 that this promise 25 God has fulfilled to us, their children, by raising 26 Jesus, as also it is written in the second psalm, ‘You are my Son; 27 today I have fathered you.’ 28 13:34 But regarding the fact that he has raised Jesus 29 from the dead, never 30 again to be 31 in a state of decay, God 32 has spoken in this way: ‘I will give you 33 the holy and trustworthy promises 34 made to David.’ 35 13:35 Therefore he also says in another psalm, 36 ‘You will not permit your Holy One 37 to experience 38 decay.’ 39 13:36 For David, after he had served 40 God’s purpose in his own generation, died, 41 was buried with his ancestors, 42 and experienced 43 decay, 13:37 but the one 44 whom God raised up did not experience 45 decay. 13:38 Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through this one 46 forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 13:39 and by this one 47 everyone who believes is justified 48 from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify 49 you. 50 13:40 Watch out, 51 then, that what is spoken about by 52 the prophets does not happen to you:
13:41 ‘Look, you scoffers; be amazed and perish! 53
For I am doing a work in your days,
a work you would never believe, even if someone tells you.’” 54
17:18 Abraham said to God, “O that 1 Ishmael might live before you!” 2
The Sign of the Covenant
17:1 When Abram was 99 years old, 3 the Lord appeared to him and said, 4 “I am the sovereign God. 5 Walk 6 before me 7 and be blameless. 8
23:6 “Listen, sir, 1 you are a mighty prince 2 among us! You may bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will refuse you his tomb to prevent you 3 from burying your dead.”
25:17 Ishmael lived a total of 1 137 years. He breathed his last and died; then he joined his ancestors. 2 25:18 His descendants 3 settled from Havilah to Shur, which runs next 4 to Egypt all the way 5 to Asshur. 6 They settled 7 away from all their relatives. 8
Jacob and Esau
25:19 This is the account of Isaac, 9 the son of Abraham.
Abraham became the father of Isaac.