Bishops' Bible

Acts 13

Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:1 There was also in the Churche that was at Antioche, certayne prophetes, and teachers: as Barnabas and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manahen, which had ben norisshed vp with Herode the tetrarch, and Saul. Acts 13:2 As they ministred to the Lorde and fasted, the holy ghost sayde: Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the worke wherunto I haue called them. Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted & prayed, & layde their hades on the, they let the go.

Acts 13:4 And they, after they were sent foorth of the holy ghost, departed vnto Seleucia, & from thence they sealed to Cyprus. Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamine, they preached the worde of God in the synagogues of the Iewes: And they had also Iohn to their minister. Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the Ile vnto Paphos, they founde a certayne sorcerer, a false prophete, a Iewe, whose name was Bariesu:

Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer.

Acts 13:7 Which was with the deputie of the countrey, one Sergius Paulus, a prudent man: The same called vnto hym Barnabas and Saul, and desired to heare the worde of God. Acts 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstoode them, and sought to turne the deputie away from the fayth. Acts 13:9 Then Saul (which also is called Paul) beyng full of the holy ghost, set his eyes on hym, Acts 13:10 And sayde: O full of all subtiltie and all mischiefe, thou chylde of the deuyll, thou enemie of all righteousnesse, wylt thou not cease to peruert the wayes of the Lorde? Acts 13:11 And nowe beholde, the hande of the Lorde is vpon thee, and thou shalt be blynde, and not see the sunne for a season. And immediatly, there fell on hym a myste, and a darcknesse, and he went about, seekyng [them] that shoulde leade hym by the hande. Acts 13:12 Then the deputie, when he sawe what was done, beleued, and wondred at the doctrine of the Lorde. Acts 13:13 Nowe when they that were with Paul, were departed fro Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: And Iohn departed from them, and returned to Hierusalem.

Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist.

Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioche in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on ye Sabboth day, and sate downe. Acts 13:15 And after the lecture of the lawe and the prophetes, the rulers of the synagogue sent vnto them, saying: Ye men and brethren, yf ye haue any worde to exhort the people, say on. Acts 13:16 Then Paul stoode vp, and beckened with the hande, and sayde: Men of Israel, & ye that feare God, geue audience. Acts 13:17 The God of this people of Israel, chose our fathers, & exalted the people, when they dwelt as straungers in the lande of Egypt, and with an hye arme brought he them out of it. Acts 13:18 And about the tyme of fourtie yeres, suffred he their maners in the wyldernesse. Acts 13:19 And he destroyed seuen nations in the lande of Chanaan, and deuyded their lande to them by lot. Acts 13:20 And afterwarde, he gaue vnto them iudges, about the space of foure hundred and fyftie yeres, vnto the tyme of Samuel the prophete. Acts 13:21 And afterwarde, they desired a kyng, and God gaue vnto them Saul, the sonne of Cis, a man of the tribe of Beniamin, by the space of fourtie yeres. Acts 13:22 And when he was put downe, he set vp Dauid to be their kyng, of whom he reported, saying: I haue founde Dauid the sonne of Iesse, a man after mine owne heart, which shall fulfyll all my wyll. Acts 13:23 Of this mans seede, hath God accordyng to his promise brought foorth to Israel, the sauiour Iesus. Acts 13:24 When Iohn had first preached before his commyng, the baptisme of repentaunce to all the people of Israel. Acts 13:25 And when Iohn had fulfylled his course, he sayde: Whom ye thynke that I am, the same am I not. But behold, there commeth one after me, whose shoes of his feete I am not worthy to loose. Acts 13:26 Ye men and brethren, chyldren of the generation of Abraham, and whosoeuer among you feareth God, to you is the worde of this saluation sent. Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Hierusalem, and their rulers, because they knewe hym not, nor yet the voyces of the prophetes which are read euery Sabboth day, they haue fulfylled them in condempnyng hym: Acts 13:28 And though they founde no cause of death in hym, yet desired they Pilate to kyll hym. Acts 13:29 And when they had fulfylled all that were written of hym, they toke hym downe from the tree, and put hym in a sepulchre. Acts 13:30 But God raysed hym agayne from the dead: Acts 13:31 And he was seene many dayes of them which came vp with hym from Galilee to Hierusalem, which are his witnesses vnto the people. Acts 13:32 And we declare vnto you, howe that the promise which was made vnto the fathers, Acts 13:33 God hath fulfylled the same vnto vs their chyldren, in that he raysed vp Iesus agayne. As it is written in the seconde psalme: Thou art my sonne, this day haue I begotten thee. Acts 13:34 And as concernyng that he raysed him vp from the dead, nowe no more to returne to corruption, he sayde on this wyse: I wyll geue you ye holy thynges of Dauid, which are faythfull. Acts 13:35 Wherfore, he sayeth also in another place. Thou shalt not suffer thyne holy one to see corruption. Acts 13:36 For Dauid, after he had serued his tyme, by the wyll of God fell on slepe, and was layde vnto his fathers, and sawe corruption: Acts 13:37 But he whom God raysed agayne, sawe no corruption.

Acts 13:38 Be it knowen vnto you therfore, ye men & brethren, that through this man is preached vnto you the forgeuenesse of sinnes, Acts 13:39 And that by hym, all that beleue, are iustified from all thynges, from which ye coulde not be iustified by the lawe of Moyses. Acts 13:40 Beware therfore, lest that fall on you, which is spoken of in the prophetes: Acts 13:41 Beholde ye despisers, and wonder, and perishe ye: for I do a worke in your dayes, a worke which ye shal not beleue though a man declare it you.

The Gentiles believe:

Acts 13:42 And when they were gone out of the synagogue of the Iewes, the Gentiles besought that they woulde preache these wordes to them ye next Sabboth. Acts 13:43 Nowe when the congregation was broken vp, many of the Iewes and vertuous proselytes folowed Paul & Barnabas, which spake to them, and exhorted them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 13:44 And the next Sabboth day came almost the whole citie together, to heare the worde of God.

but the Jews gainsay and blaspheme:

Acts 13:45 But when the Iewes sawe the people, they were full of indignation, and spake agaynst those thynges which were spoken of Paul, speakyng against, and raylyng.

whereupon they turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas wared bolde, and sayde: It was meete that the worde of God shoulde first haue ben spoken to you: but seeyng ye put it from you, and thynke your selues vnworthy of euerlastyng lyfe, loe, we turne to the Gentiles, Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lorde commaunded vs. I haue made thee a lyght of the Gentiles, that thou be the saluation vnto the ende of the worlde.

As many as were ordained to live believed.

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles hearde this, they were glad, and glorified the worde of the Lorde, and as many as were ordayned to eternall lyfe, beleued. Acts 13:49 And the worde of the Lorde was publisshed throughout all the region. Acts 13:50 But the Iewes moued the deuout and honest women, and the chiefe men of the citie, and raysed persecution agaynst Paule and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coastes: Acts 13:51 But they shoke of the dust of their feete against them, and came vnto Iconium. Acts 13:52 And the disciples were fylled with ioy, and with the holy ghost.

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