After there had been much debate, 1 Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that some time ago 2 God chose 3 me to preach to the Gentiles so they would hear the message 4 of the gospel 5 and believe. 6
(as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”). 1 He is our father 2 in the presence of God whom he believed – the God who 3 makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. 4
yet we know 1 that no one 2 is justified by the works of the law 3 but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. 4 And 5 we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ 6 and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one 7 will be justified.
(For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, or angel, or spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.) 1
and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil people. For not all have faith.
Honor all people, love the family of believers, 1 fear God, honor the king.
The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come 1 to you in a dense cloud, 2 so that the people may hear when I speak with you and so that they will always believe in you.” 3 And Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
As a matter of fact, 1 even your own brothers and the members of your own family have betrayed you too. Even they have plotted to do away with you. 2 So do not trust them even when they say kind things 3 to you.
But when 1 some were stubborn 2 and refused to believe, reviling 3 the Way 4 before the congregation, he left 5 them and took the disciples with him, 6 addressing 7 them every day 8 in the lecture hall 9 of Tyrannus.
This saying 1 is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on such truths, 2 so that those who have placed their faith in God may be intent on engaging in good works. These things are good and beneficial for all people.
Now don’t let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this. Don’t believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to rescue his people from my power or the power of my predecessors. So how 1 can your gods rescue 2 you from my power?’”
And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, 1 so that he would become 2 the father of all those who believe but have never been circumcised, 3 that they too could have righteousness credited to them.
But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, 1 his faith is credited as righteousness.