Acts 2:22–39

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to these words: This Jesus of Nazareth was a man attested to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through him, just as you yourselves know.p 23 Though he was delivered up according to God’s determined plan and foreknowledge, you usedE lawless people to nail him to a cross and kill him.q 24 God raised him up, ending the pains of death,r because it was not possible for him to be held by death. 25 For David says of him:

I saw the Lord ever before me;

because he is at my right hand,

I will not be shaken.

26 Therefore my heart is glad

and my tongue rejoices.

Moreover, my flesh will rest in hope,

27 because you will not abandon me in Hades

or allow your holy one to see decay.s

28 You have revealed the paths of life to me;

you will fill me with gladness

in your presence.F,t

29 “Brothers and sisters, I can confidently speak to you about the patriarch David: He is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.u 30 Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn an oath to him to seat one of his descendantsG on his throne.v 31 Seeing what was to come, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah: HeH was not abandoned in Hades, and his flesh did not experience decay.I,w

32 “God has raisedx this Jesus; we are all witnesses of this. 33 Therefore, since he has been exalted to the right hand of Gody and has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit,a he has poured outb what you both see and hear. 34 For it was not David who ascended into the heavens, but he himself says:

The Lord declared to my Lord,

‘Sit at my right hand

35 until I make your enemies your footstool.’A,c

36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”d


37 When they heard this, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”e

38 Peter replied, “Repentf and be baptized,g each of you, in the nameh of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off,i as many as the Lord our God will call.”

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