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Acts 13:1 Now there were in the assembly that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work which I have called them.
Acts 13:3 When they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Acts 13:4 So they, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, went to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
Acts 13:5 When they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they also had John as their assistant.
Acts 13:6 When they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was the son of Jesus:
Acts 13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and wanted to hear the word of God.
Acts 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name translated) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
Acts 13:9 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him.
Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all trickery and all recklessness, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not stop twisting around the right way of the Lord?
Acts 13:11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. Immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
Acts 13:12 Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
Acts 13:13 Now when Paul and his company left Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.
Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down.
Acts 13:15 After the reading of the Law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue asked of them, saying, you men and brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say so.
Acts 13:16 Then Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and you that fear God, listen.
Acts 13:17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it.
Acts 13:18 About the time of forty years suffered He their behavior in the wilderness.
Acts 13:19 When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He divided their land to them by lot.
Acts 13:20 After that He gave to them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
Acts 13:21 Afterward they wanted a king: and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
Acts 13:22 When He had removed him, He raised up to them David to be their king; to whom also He gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will fulfill all My will.
Acts 13:23 From this man’s seed has God according to His promise raised to Israel a Savior, Jesus:
Acts 13:24 when John had first preached before His coming the immersion of repentance to all the people of Israel.
Acts 13:25 As John fulfilled his destiny, he said, who do you think that I am? I am not Him. But, behold, there comes one after me, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.
Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the Word of this salvation sent.
Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, not even the voices of the prophets whom are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning Him.
Acts 13:28 Though they found no reason of death in Him, yet they wanted Pilate that He should be slain.
Acts 13:29 When they had fulfilled all that was written of Him, they took Him down from the tree, and laid Him in a tomb.
Acts 13:30 But God raised Him from the dead:
Acts 13:31 and He was seen many days of those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people.
Acts 13:32 So we declare to you good news, that the promise which was made to the fathers,
Acts 13:33 God has fulfilled the same to us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second Psalm, You are My Son, this day have I begotten You.
Acts 13:34 As concerning that He raised Him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, He has so spoken, I am about to give you the sure mercies of David.
Acts 13:35 Therefore He says also in another Psalm, You will not permit Your Holy One to see corruption.
Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, and was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption:
Acts 13:37 But He, who God raised again, saw no corruption.
Acts 13:38 Therefore be it known to you, men and brothers that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins:
Acts 13:39 For by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the Law of Moses.
Acts 13:40 Therefore beware, unless that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;
Acts 13:41 behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish! For I work a work in your days, a work which you will in no way believe, though one declare it to you.
Acts 13:42 When the Jews had gone out of the synagogue, the nations asked that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and devout apprentices followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 13:44 And the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the Word of God.
Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold, and said, it was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you: but seeing that you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of infinite life, look, we turn to the nations.
Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the nations, that you will be for salvation to the extremities of the inhabited earth.
Acts 13:48 When the nations heard this, they were glad, and glorified the Word of God: and as many as were appointed to infinite life believed.
Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord was spoken out throughout all the region.
Acts 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 out of their borders.
Acts 13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium.
Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Spirit.