Set apart and sent by the Holy Spirit
there were in aAntioch
, in the local 1bchurch
and Simeon, who was called 5Niger
, and 6Lucius
the Cyrenian, and 7Manaen
, the foster brother of 8eHerod
the tetrarch, and 9fSaul
as they were 1ministering
to the Lord and fasting, the 2Holy aSpirit
apart for Me now Barnabas and Saul for the cwork
to which I have dcalled
, when they had 1afasted
and prayed and 2blaid
their hands on them,
they sent them away.
The first journey
To Paphos of Cyprus
then, having been sent out by the Holy 1Spirit
down to Seleucia; and from there they sailed away to aCyprus
when they were in Salamis, they announced the aword
of God 1in
of the Jews. And they also had cJohn
as their dattendant
when they had passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a amagician and
prophet, whose name was Bar-jesus,
was with the 1aproconsul
, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; the latter called Barnabas and Saul to him
and sought to hear the word of God.
Elymas the amagician
(for so his name is translated) bopposed
them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the 1faith
Saul, who is also 1Paul
with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him
said, O you who are
full of all deceit and all unscrupulousness, son of the adevil
, enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the 1straight
ways of the Lord?
now, behold, the ahand
of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. And instantly a mist and a darkness fell upon him; and he went about and sought some to lead him by the hand.
the proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
To Pisidian Antioch
Preaching the crucified and resurrected Christ as the Savior
putting out to sea from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to aPerga
; and cJohn 1departed
from them and returned to Jerusalem.
they passed through from Perga and arrived at Pisidian aAntioch
. And they went into the bsynagogue 1on
day and sat down.
after the areading
of the bLaw
and the Prophets, the synagogue crulers
to them, saying, 1Men
, brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it.
Paul, rising up and motioning with his hand, said, 1Men
of Israel and 2those
God of this people aIsrael bchose
our fathers and exalted the people during their sojourn in the land of cEgypt
, and with a 1high
arm He dled
them out of it.
for a time of about aforty
carried them as a bnurse
in the wilderness.
when He had overthrown aseven
nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an binheritance
after these things, for about 1four
hundred and fifty years, He gave them ajudges
afterward they asked for a aking
; and God gave them bSaul
, the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
when He had adeposed
him, He raised up bDavid
for them as king, to whom also He testified and said, I have cfound
David, the son
of Jesse, a man according to My 1heart
, who will do all My dwill
this man's aseed
, God, according to bpromise
, brought to Israel a cSavior
had proclaimed, 1prior
to His public entrance, a 2baptism
to all the people of Israel.
as John was completing his course, he said, What do you 1suppose
that I am? I am anot the Christ.
But behold, One is coming after me, the bsandals
of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.
, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and 2those
among you who afear
God, to us the bword
of this salvation has been sent forth.
those dwelling in Jerusalem and their rulers, being aignorant
of this One and of the 1words
of the prophets which are bread
every Sabbath, fulfilled them
by 2judging Him.
though they did anot
find one cause of death in Him,
they asked of bPilate
that He be done away with.
when they had accomplished all that was written concerning Him, they took Him
down from the atree
and laid Him
in a btomb
But 1God araised
Him from the dead.
for many days He aappeared
to those who had come up with Him from bGalilee
to Jerusalem, who are now His cwitnesses
to the people.
to you the gospel of the bpromise
made to the fathers,
God has fully fulfilled this promise
to us their children in raising up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, a
"You are My Son; this day have I 1begotten
as to His having araised
Him up from the dead, no longer to return to corruption, He spoke in this way,"I will give you 1the 2holy
things of David, the faithful things.''
He also says in another place, a
"You will not 1allow
Your Holy One to see corruption.''
David, having 1served
his own generation by the acounsel
of God, did indeed fall basleep
and was 2buried
with his fathers and saw corruption;
He whom 1God
did not see corruption.
let it be known to you, 1men
, brothers, that through this One aforgiveness
of sins is announced to you;
from all the things from which you were anot
able to be justified 1by
the law of Moses, in this One everyone who bbelieves
beware that what is spoken in the prophets does not come upon you:
"Look, you despisers, and bmarvel
, and vanish away; for I am doing a work in your days, a work which you will by no means believe, though someone tells it
to you in detail.''
as Paul and Barnabas
were going out, the people
begged that these words would be spoken to them on the next aSabbath
when the synagogue gathering had been dismissed, many of the Jews and the adevout 1bproselytes
followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to ccontinue
in the 2dgrace
Rejected by the Jews
on the following Sabbath almost all the city gathered together to hear the word of God.
when the aJews
saw the crowds, they were filled with bjealousy
and contradicted the things being spoken by Paul and cblasphemed
Paul and Barnabas spoke aboldly
and said, It was necessary for the bword
of God to be spoken to you cfirst
. Since you thrust it away and do 1not
judge yourselves dworthy
of eternal life, behold, we turn to the eGentiles
so the Lord has commanded us,"I have set 1you
as a alight
of the Gentiles, that you would be for salvation unto the buttermost
part of the earth.''
the Gentiles, hearing this,
rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord; and as many as were 1appointed
to eternal life abelieved
the word of the Lord was carried through the whole region.
the Jews aincited
of high standing who cworshipped
God, and the chief men of the city, and draised
up a epersecution
against Paul and Barnabas and fcast
them out from their borders.
off the dust of their feet against them and came to bIconium
the disciples were 1filled
and with the Holy Spirit.