Acts 13:1-25 Darby’s Translation

Barnabas and Saul Begin Their First Missionary Journey

13 1  Now there were in Antioch, in the assembly which was [there], prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen, foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2  And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. 3  Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid [their] hands on them, they let [them] go.

The Apostles Preach in Cyprus

4  They therefore, having been sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia, and thence sailed away to Cyprus. 5  And being in Salamis, they announced the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John also as [their] attendant. 6  And having passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man a magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus, 7  who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. He, having called Barnabas and Saul to [him], desired to hear the word of God. 8  But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith. 9  But Saul, who also [is] Paul, filled with [the] Holy Spirit, fixing his eyes upon him, 10  said, O full of all deceit and all craft: son of [the] devil, enemy of all righteousness; wilt thou not cease perverting the right paths of [the] Lord? 11  And now behold, [the] Lord's hand [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell upon him a mist and darkness; and going about he sought persons who should lead him by the hand. 12  Then the proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.

Paul and Barnabas at Antioch of Pisidia

13  And having sailed from Paphos, Paul and his company came to Perga of Pamphylia; and John separated from them and returned to Jerusalem.

14  But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia; and entering into the synagogue on the sabbath day they sat down. 15  And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, Brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation to the people, speak. 16  And Paul, rising up and making a sign with the hand, said, Israelites, and ye that fear God, hearken. 17  The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people in their sojourn in [the] land of Egypt, and with a high arm brought them out of it, 18  and for a time of about forty years he nursed them in the desert. 19  And having destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20  And after these things he gave [them] judges till Samuel the prophet, [to the end of] about four hundred and fifty years. 21  And then they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul, son of Kis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, during forty years. 22  And having removed him he raised up to them David for king, of whom also bearing witness he 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 according to promise has God brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus; 24  John having proclaimed before the face of his entry [among the people] [the] baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25  And as John was fulfilling his course he said, Whom do ye suppose that I am? I am not [he]. But behold, there comes one after me, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.


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