SECOND READING Acts 2:14a, 22–36

SECOND READING Acts 2:14a, 22–36

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and
addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let
this be known to you, and give ear to my words.
22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man
attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs
that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—
23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and
foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of
lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death,
because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says
concerning him,
“‘I saw the Lord always before me,
for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell in hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
or let your Holy One see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’
29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch
David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to
this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had
sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants
on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the
Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see
corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are
witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and
having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he
has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.
34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,
“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
35 until I make your enemies your footstool.’
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has
made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”


A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.