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Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God
to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through
him, as you yourselves know.
man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and
you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the
God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death,
because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
said about him: “ ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my
right hand, I will not be shaken.
my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,
you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see
have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in
I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried,
and his tomb is here to this day.
he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he
would place one of his descendants on his throne.
what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was
not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay.
has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised
Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “ ‘The Lord said to my
Lord: “Sit at my right hand
I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” ’
let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you
crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and
the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus
Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift
of the Holy Spirit.
promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all
whom the Lord our God will call.”
many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save
yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were
added to their number that day.
devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to
the breaking of bread and to prayer.
was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by
the believers were together and had everything in common.
their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke
bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to
their number daily those who were being saved.
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