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Now there were at Antioch in the assembly that was [there] prophets and teachers; Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenean, and Manaen foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
Then when they had fasted and prayed and laid down their hands on them, they let them go.
They then being sent out by the Holy Spirit, went down unto Seleucia and thence sailed away unto Cyprus,
and when they were at Salamis, they announced the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they had also John [as] attendant.
And having gone through the whole island unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a Jewish false prophet whose name [was] Bar-Jesus,
who was with the pro-consul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. He, having called to [him] Barnabas and Saul, desired to hear the word of God.
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name interpreted) opposed them, seeking to turn away the pro-consul from the faith.
But Saul who also [is] Paul filled with [the] Holy Spirit with fixed look at him
said, O full of all guile and all trickery, devil’s son, enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease perverting the Lord’s right ways?
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 he went about seeking persons to lead him by the hand.
Then the pro-consul seeing what was done believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
Now Paul and his company, having sailed from Paphos, came unto Perga of Pamphylia; and John departing from them returned unto Jerusalem.
But they passing through from Perga came unto Antioch of Pisidia, and having gone into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, sat down.
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 speak.
And Paul stood up and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hear.
The God of this people chose out our fathers and exalted the people in their sojourn in [the] land of Egypt, and with a high arm brought them out of it;
and for a time of about forty years bore them nurse-like in the desert;
and when he had destroyed seven nations in [the] land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance in about four hundred and fifty years.
And after these things he gave judges until Samuel the prophet;
and then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul, the son of Kish, a man of [the] tribe of Benjamin for forty years.
And having removed him, he raised up for them David as king, to whom also bearing witness, he said, I found David, son of Jesse, a man according to my heart, who shall do all my will.
From his seed, according to promise, did God bring to Israel a Saviour Jesus
when John had preached before his entrance a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
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 sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.
Brethren sons of Abraham’s race, and those among you that fear God, to us was the word of this salvation sent forth.
For the dwellers in Jerusalem and their rulers, having ignored him and the voices of the prophets that are read on every sabbath, fulfilled [them] by judging [him].
And though they found no cause of death, they besought Pilate that he might be slain.
And when they fulfilled all things written about him, they took [him] down from the tree and put [him] into a tomb;
but God raised him from [the] dead,
and he appeared for many days to those that came up with him from Galilee unto Jerusalem, the which are now his witnesses unto the people.
And we declare to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,
that God hath fulfilled this to us their children having raised up Jesus; as also in the second psalm it is written, Thou art my Son: this day have I begotten thee.
But that he raised him from [the] dead, no more to return unto corruption, he hath spoken thus, I will give you the faithful mercies of David;
wherefore also in another [psalm] he saith, Thou wilt not suffer thy holy [merciful] one to see corruption.
For David, having in his own generation served the counsel of God fell asleep, and was added to his fathers, and saw corruption.
But he whom God raised up saw no corruption.
Be it known to you therefore [men-] brethren, that through this [Man] remission of sins is preached to you;
and from all things from which ye could not in Moses’ law be justified, in him every one that believeth is justified.
See therefore that what is spoken of in the prophets come not on you.
Behold, ye despisers, and wonder and perish; for I work a work in your days, a work which ye will in no wise believe if one declare it to you.
And as they were going out, they kept beseeching that these words might be spoken to them on the following sabbath.
Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the worshipping proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas who speaking unto them persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
And on the next sabbath almost all the city was gathered together to hear the word of God.
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, For you it was necessary that the word of God should be first spoken; but since ye thrust it from you and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn unto the Gentiles.
For thus hath the Lord enjoined us, I have set thee for a light of Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost parts of the earth.
And the Gentiles on hearing rejoiced, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained unto life eternal believed.
And the word of the Lord was carried abroad through the whole country.
But the Jews excited the women of rank that worshipped, and the chiefs of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and sent them out of their borders.
But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium.
And the disciples were filled with joy and [the] Holy Spirit.