Acts 13


13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain
 prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called
 Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, who had been brought
 up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit
 said, Separate for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which
 I have called them.
13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands
 on them, they sent [them] away.
13:4 So they being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, departed to
 Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of
 God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had also John for
 [their] minister.
13:6 And when they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they
 found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name
 [was] Barjesus:
13:7 Who was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a
 prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to
 hear the word of God.
13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by
 interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy
 from the faith.
13:9 Then Saul (who also [is called] Paul) filled with the Holy
 Spirit, set his eyes on him,
13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty, and all mischief, [thou]
 child of the devil, [thou] enemy of all righteousness, wilt
 thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
13:11 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.
13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed,
 being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
13:13 Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they
 came to Perga in Pamphylia. And John departing from them,
 returned to Jerusalem.
13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in
 Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath, and sat
 down.
13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the
 rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, Men, brethren, if
 ye have any word of exhortation for the people, speak.
13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with [his] hand, said,
 Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
13:17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and
 exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of
 Egypt, and with a high arm he brought them out of it.
13:18 And about the time of forty years he suffered their
 manners in the wilderness.
13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of
 Canaan, he divided their land to them by lot.
13:20 And after that he gave [to them] judges, about the space
 of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
13:21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave to them
 Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the
 space of forty years.
13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to
 be their king: to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have
 found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who
 shall fulfill all my will.
13:23 Of this man's offspring hath God, according to [his]
 promise, raised up to Israel a Savior, Jesus:
13:24 John having first preached, before his coming, the baptism
 of repentance to all the people of Israel.
13:25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye
 that I am? I am not [he]. But behold, there cometh one after
 me, whose shoes of [his] feet I am not worthy to loose.
13:26 Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and
 whoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this
 salvation sent.
13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers,
 because they knew him not, nor yet the words of the prophets
 which are read every sabbath, they have fulfilled [them] in
 condemning [him].
13:28 And though they found no cause of death [in him], yet they
 desired Pilate that he should be put to death.
13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written
 concerning him, they took [him] down from the tree, and laid
 [him] in a sepulcher.
13:30 But God raised him from the dead:
13:31 And he was seen many days by them who came up with him
 from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.
13:32 And we declare to you the glad tidings, that the promise
 which was made to the fathers,
13:33 God hath fulfilled the same to us their children, in that
 he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the
 second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
13:34 And as concerning that he raised him from the dead, [now]
 no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will
 give you the sure mercies of David.
13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another [psalm], Thou wilt not
 suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the
 will of God, fell asleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw
 corruption:
13:37 But he whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
13:38 Be it known to you therefore, men, brethren, that through
 this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins;
13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things,
 from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
13:40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you which is spoken
 in the prophets;
13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a
 work in your days, a work which ye will in no wise believe,
 though a man declare it to you.
13:42 And when the Jews had gone out of the synagogue, the
 Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them
 the next sabbath.
13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews
 and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who
 speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of
 God.
13:44 And the next sabbath came almost the whole city together
 to hear the word of God.
13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled
 with envy, and spoke against those things which were uttered by
 Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas became bold, and said, It was
 necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you:
 but seeing ye reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of
 everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set
 thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldst be for
 salvation to the ends of the earth.
13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and
 glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to
 eternal life, believed.
13:49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the
 region.
13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women,
 and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against
 Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their borders.
13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them,
 and came to Iconium.
13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy
 Spirit.
 
 

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