Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand
that God shows no partiality,
but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what
is right is acceptable to him.
You know the message he sent to the people of Israel,
preaching peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all.
That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in
Galilee after the baptism that John announced:
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit
and with power; how he went about doing good and healing
all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with
We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in
Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a
but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to
not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God
as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he
rose from the dead.
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify
that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the
living and the dead.
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who
believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his
118:1 O give
thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love
Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures
The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my
There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the
righteous: "The right hand of the LORD does
the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of
the LORD does valiantly."
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds
of the LORD.
The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give
me over to death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter
through them and give thanks to the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my
The stone that the builders rejected has become the
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice
and be glad in it.
15:19 If for
this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all
people most to be pitied.
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the
first fruits of those who have died.
For since death came through a human being, the
resurrection of the dead has also come through a human
for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then
at his coming those who belong to Christ.
Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to
God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and
every authority and power.
For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
24:1 But on
the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to
the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they went in, they did not find the body.
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men
in dazzling clothes stood beside them.
The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the
ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look
for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has
Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and
be crucified, and on the third day rise again."
Then they remembered his words,
and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the
eleven and to all the rest.
Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of
James, and the other women with them who told this to
But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they
did not believe them.
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and
looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then
he went home, amazed at what had happened.