Bible: Acts 13:16-25

13:16 So Paul stood up, 1  gestured 2  with his hand and said,

Men of Israel, 3  and you Gentiles who fear God, 4  listen: 13:17 The God of this people Israel 5  chose our ancestors 6  and made the people great 7  during their stay as foreigners 8  in the country 9  of Egypt, and with uplifted arm 10  he led them out of it. 13:18 For 11  a period of about forty years he put up with 12  them in the wilderness. 13  13:19 After 14  he had destroyed 15  seven nations 16  in the land of Canaan, he gave his people their land as an inheritance. 17  13:20 All this took 18  about four hundred fifty years. After this 19  he gave them judges until the time of 20  Samuel the prophet. 13:21 Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man from the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled 21  forty years. 13:22 After removing him, God 22  raised up 23  David their king. He testified about him: 24 I have found David 25  the son of Jesse to be a man after my heart, 26  who will accomplish everything I want him to do.’ 27  13:23 From the descendants 28  of this man 29  God brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, just as he promised. 30  13:24 Before 31  Jesus 32  arrived, John 33  had proclaimed a baptism for repentance 34  to all the people of Israel. 13:25 But while John was completing his mission, 35  he said repeatedly, 36 What do you think I am? I am not he. But look, one is coming after me. I am not worthy to untie the sandals on his feet!’ 37 

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