Acts 13:1-25 American Standard Version

Barnabas and Saul Begin Their First Missionary Journey

13 1  Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was [there], prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2  And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3  Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

The Apostles Preach in Cyprus

4  So they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5  And when they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John as their attendant. 6  And when they had gone through the whole island unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus; 7  who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called unto him Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God. 8  But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith. 9  But Saul, who is also [called] Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him, 10  and said, O full of all guile and all villany, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? 11  And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 12  Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Paul and Barnabas at Antioch of Pisidia

13  Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.

14  But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia; and they went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. 15  And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. 16  And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken: 17  The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they sojourned in the land of Egypt, and with a high arm led he them forth out of it. 18  And for about the time of forty years as a nursing-father bare he them in the wilderness. 19  And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave [them] their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years: 20  and after these things he gave [them] judges until Samuel the prophet. 21  And afterward they asked for a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for the space of forty years. 22  And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; to whom also he bare witness and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who shall do all My will. 23  Of this man's seed hath God according to promise brought unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus; 24  when John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25  And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, What suppose ye that I am? I am not [he]. But behold, there cometh one after me the shoes of whose feet I am not worthy to unloose.

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