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THE ACTS
OF THE APOSTLES

CHAPTER 13

2. Set Apart and Sent by the Holy Spirit
13:1-4a


1 Now there were in aAntioch, in the local 1bchurch, 2cprophets and 3teachers: 4dBarnabas and Simeon, who was called 5Niger, and 6Lucius the Cyrenian, and 7Manaen, the foster brother of 8eHerod the tetrarch, and 9fSaul.

2 And as they were 1ministering to the Lord and fasting, the 2Holy aSpirit said, 3bSet apart for Me now Barnabas and Saul for the cwork to which I have dcalled them.

3 Then, when they had 1afasted and prayed and 2blaid their hands on them, they sent them away.

4 They then, having been sent out by the Holy 1Spirit, 2went down to Seleucia; and from there they sailed away to aCyprus.


3. The First Journey
13:4b--14:28

a. To Paphos of Cyprus
13:4b-12


5 And when they were in Salamis, they announced the aword of God 1in the 2bsynagogues of the JEWS. And they also had cJohn as their dattendant.

6 And when they had passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a amagician and Jewish bfalse prophet, whose name was Bar-jesus,

7 Who was with the 1aproconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; the latter called Barnabas and Saul to him and sought to hear the word of God.

8 But Elymas the amagician (for so his name is translated) bopposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the 1faith.

9 But Saul, who is also 1Paul, 2filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him

10 And said, O you who are full of all deceit and all unscrupulousness, son of the adevil, enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the 1straight ways of the Lord?

11 And now, behold, the ahand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. And instantly a mist and a darkness fell upon him; and he went about and sought some to lead him by the hand.

12 Then the proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.


b. To Pisidian Antioch
13:13-52

(1) Preaching the Crucified and Resurrected Christ
as the Savior
vv.13-43


13 And putting out to sea from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to aPerga of bPamphylia; and cJohn 1departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.

14 And they passed through from Perga and arrived at Pisidian aAntioch. And they went into the bsynagogue 1on the cSabbath day and sat down.

15 And after the areading of the bLaw and the Prophets, the synagogue crulers sent word to them, saying, 1Men, brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it.

16 And Paul, rising up and motioning with his hand, said, 1Men of Israel and 2those who afear God, listen.

17 The God of this people aIsrael bchose our fathers and exalted the people during their sojourn in the land of cEgypt, and with a 1high arm He dled them out of it.

18 And for a time of about aforty years 1He carried them as a bnurse in the wilderness.

19 And when He had overthrown aseven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an binheritance.

20 And after these things, for about 1four hundred and fifty years, He gave them ajudges until bSamuel the prophet.

21 And afterward they asked for a aking; and God gave them bSaul, the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

22 And when He had adeposed him, He raised up bDavid for them as king, to whom also He testified and said, I have cfound David, the son of Jesse, a man according to My 1heart, who will do all My dwill.

23 From this man's aseed, God, according to bpromise, brought to Israel a cSavior, Jesus,

24 After aJohn had proclaimed, 1prior to His public entrance, a 2baptism of brepentance to all the people of Israel.

25 Now as John was completing his course, he said, What do you 1suppose that I am? I am anot the Christ. But behold, One is coming after me, the bsandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.

26 1Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and 2those among you who afear God, to us the bword of this salvation has been sent forth.

27 For those dwelling in Jerusalem and their rulers, being aignorant of this One and of the 1words of the prophets which are bread every Sabbath, fulfilled them by 2judging Him.

28 And though they did anot find one cause of death in Him, they asked of bPilate that He be done away with.

29 And when they had accomplished all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the atree and laid Him in a btomb.

30 But 1God araised Him from the dead.

31 And for many days He aappeared to those who had come up with Him from bGalilee to Jerusalem, who are now His cwitnesses to the people.

32 And we aannounce to you the gospel of the bpromise made to the fathers,

33 That God has fully fulfilled this promise to us their children in raising up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, a"You are My Son; this day have I 1begotten You.''

34 And as to His having araised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to corruption, He spoke in this way, "I will give you 1the 2holy things of David, the faithful things.''

35 Therefore He also says in another place, a"You will not 1allow Your Holy One to see corruption.''

36 Now David, having 1served his own generation by the acounsel of God, did indeed fall basleep and was 2buried with his fathers and saw corruption;

37 But He whom 1God has araised did not see corruption.

38 Therefore let it be known to you, 1men, brothers, that through this One aforgiveness of sins is announced to you;

39 And from all the things from which you were anot able to be justified 1by the law of Moses, in this One everyone who bbelieves is 2cjustified.

40 Therefore beware that what is spoken in the prophets does not come upon you:

41 a"Look, you despisers, and bmarvel, and vanish away; for I am doing a work in your days, a work which you will by no means believe, though someone tells it to you in detail.''

42 And as Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people begged that these words would be spoken to them on the next aSabbath.

43 And when the synagogue gathering had been dismissed, many of the Jews and the adevout 1bproselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to ccontinue in the 2dgrace of God.


(2) Rejected by the Jews
vv.44-52

44 And on the following Sabbath almost all the city gathered together to hear the word of God.

45 But when the aJews saw the crowds, they were filled with bjealousy and contradicted the things being spoken by Paul and cblasphemed.

46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke aboldly and said, It was necessary for the bword of God to be spoken to you cfirst. Since you thrust it away and do 1not judge yourselves dworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the eGentiles.

47 For so the Lord has commanded us, "I have set 1you as a alight of the Gentiles, that you would be for salvation unto the buttermost part of the earth.''

48 And the Gentiles, hearing this, rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord; and as many as were 1appointed to eternal life abelieved.

49 And the word of the Lord was carried through the whole region.

50 But the Jews aincited the bwomen of high standing who cworshipped God, and the chief men of the city, and draised up a epersecution against Paul and Barnabas and fcast them out from their borders.

51 But they ashook off the dust of their feet against them and came to bIconium.

52 And the disciples were 1filled with ajoy and with the Holy Spirit.