Coverdale Bible

Acts 13

Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:1 There were at Antioche in the congregacion, prophetes and teachers, as Barnabas, and Simon called Niger, and Lucius of Cyren, and Manahen Herodes the Tetrachas norsfelowe, and Saul. Acts 13:2 As they serued ye LORDE, and fasted, the holy goost sayde: Separate me out Barnabas and Saul for the worke, where vnto I haue called them. Acts 13:3 Then fasted they and prayed, and layed the handes on them, and let them go.

Acts 13:4 And they beynge sent of the holy goost, came vnto Seleucia, from thence they sayled vnto Cypers. Acts 13:5 And whan they were come in to the cite Salamin, they shewed the worde of God in the synagoges of ye Iewes. And they had Ihon to their mynister. Acts 13:6 And whan they had gone thorow out the yle vnto the cyte of Paphos, they founde a certayne Sorcerer and false prophete, a Iewe (whose name was Bariesu)

Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer.

Acts 13:7 which was with Sergius Paulus the ruler of the countre, a ma of vnderstondinge. The same called Barnabas and Saul vnto him, and desyred to heare ye worde of God. Acts 13:8 Then the Sorcerer Elimas (for so was his name by interpretacion) withstode the, and soughte to turne awaye the ruler fro the faith. Acts 13:9 But Saul which is also called Paul, beynge full of the holy goost, loked vpon him, Acts 13:10 and sayde: O thou childe of the deuell, full of all futtyltie and all disceatfulnesse, and enemye of all righteousnes, thou ceassest not to peruerte the straight wayes of ye LORDE. Acts 13:11 And now beholde, the hade of the LORDE commeth vpon the, and thou shalt be blynde, and not se the Sonne for a season, And immediatly there fell on him a myst and darknesse, and he wente aboute, and soughte them that shulde lede him by the hande. Acts 13:12 Whan the ruler sawe what was done, he beleued, and wodred at the doctryne of the LORDE. Acts 13:13 Whan Paul and they that were with him, were departed by shippe fro Paphos, they came to Perga in the londe of Pamphilia. But Ihon departed from them, and wente agayne to Ierusalem.

Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist.

Acts 13:14 Neuertheles they wandred thorow from Perga, and came to Antioche in the londe of Pisidia, and wete in to the synagoge vpon the Sabbath daye, and sat downe. Acts 13:15 But after the lecture of the lawe and of the prophetes, the rulers of the synagoge sent vnto them, sayenge: Good brethren, yf ye haue eny sermon to exorte the people, saye on. Acts 13:16 Then stode Paul vp, and beckened with the hande (that they shulde holde their peace) and sayde: Ye men of Israel, and ye that feare God, herke to: Acts 13:17 The God of this people chose oure fathers, and exalted the people, whan they were straungers in the lode of Egipte, and with a mightie arme broughte he them out of it. Acts 13:18 And by the space of fortye yeares suffred he their maners in the wyldernesse, Acts 13:19 and destroyed seuen nacions in the lande of Canaan, and parted their londe amonge them by lott. Acts 13:20 After that gaue he them iudges by the space of foure hundreth and fiftye yeares, vnto the prophet Samuel. Acts 13:21 And after that they desyred a kynge, and God gaue vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis, a man of the trybe of BenIamin, fortye yeares longe. Acts 13:22 And whan he had put him downe, he set vp Dauid to be their kynge, of whom he reported, sayenge: I haue founde Dauid the sonne of Iesse, a man after my hert, he shal fulfyll all my wyll. Acts 13:23 Of this mans sede hath God (acordinge to the promesse) broughte forth vnto the people of Israel, ye Sauioure Iesus: Acts 13:24 whan Ihon had first preached before his comynge the baptyme of repentaunce vnto Israel. Acts 13:25 But whan Ihon had fulfylled his course, he sayde: I am not he, that ye take me for. But beholde, there commeth one after me, whose shues of his fete I am not worthy to lowse. Acts 13:26 Ye men and brethren, ye children of the generacion of Abraham, and they that feare God amonge you, vnto you is ye worde of this saluacion sent. Acts 13:27 For the inhabiters of Ierusalem, and their rulers, for somoch as they knewe him not, ner yet the voyces of the prophetes (which are red euery Sabbath) haue fulfylled them in condemnynge him. Acts 13:28 And though they founde no cause of death in him, yet desyred they Pilate to kyll him. Acts 13:29 And whan they had fulfylled all that was wrytten of him, they toke him downe from the tre, and layed him in a sepulcre. Acts 13:30 But on ye thirde daye God raysed him vp from the deed, Acts 13:31 and he appeared many dayes vnto the, that wente vp with him from Galile vnto Ierusalem, which are his witnesses vnto the people. Acts 13:32 And we also declare vnto you ye promes, which was made vnto oure fathers, Acts 13:33 how that God hath fulfylled the same vnto vs their children, in yt he raysed vp Iesus agayne. As it is wrytten in the seconde Psalme: Thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begotten the. Acts 13:34 But that he hath raysed him vp fro the deed, now nomore to returne to corrupcion, he sayde on this wyse: The grace promysed to Dauid, wyl I faithfully kepe vnto you. Acts 13:35 Therfore sayeth he also in another place: Thou shalt not suffre thy Holy to se corrupcion. Acts 13:36 For Dauid, whan he in his tyme had serued the wyll of God, he fell a slepe, and was layed by his fathers, & sawe corrupcion. Acts 13:37 But he who God raysed vp agayne, sawe no corrupcion.

Acts 13:38 Be it knowne vnto you therfore ye men and brethre, yt thorow this man is preached vnto you ye forgeuenesse of synnes, Acts 13:39 and fro all ye thinges, wherby ye mighte not be iustifyed in the lawe of Moses. Acts 13:40 But whosoeuer beleueth on this man, is iustifyed. Bewarre therfore, that it come not vpon you, which is spoken in the prophetes: Acts 13:41 Beholde ye despysers, and wonder at it, and perishe, for I do a worke in youre tyme, which ye shal not beleue, yf eny man tell it you.

The Gentiles believe:

Acts 13:42 Whan the Iewes were gone out of the synagoge, the Heythen besoughte them, yt they wolde speake ye worde vnto them betwene the Sabbath dayes. Acts 13:43 And wha the cogregacion of the synagoge was broken vp, many Iewes and Proselites yt serued God, folowed Paul and Barnabas, which spake to them, and exorted them, that they shulde contynue in the grace of God.

Acts 13:44 On ye Sabbath folowinge, came almost the whole cite together, to heare the worde of God.

but the Jews gainsay and blaspheme:

Acts 13:45 But whan the Iewes sawe the people, they were full of indignacion, and spake agaynst that which was spoken of Paul, speakinge agaynst it, & blasphemynge.

whereupon they turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:46 But Paul and Barnabas waxed bolde, and sayde: It behoued first the worde of God to be spoken vnto you: but now that ye thrust it fro you, and counte youre selues vnworthy of euerlastinge life, lo, we turne to the Gentyles. Acts 13:47 For so hath the LORDE comaunded vs: I haue set the to be a lighte vnto ye Gentyles, yt thou be ye Saluacion vnto the ende of the earth.

As many as were ordained to live believed.

Acts 13:48 Whan the Gentyles herde that, they were glad, and praysed the worde of the LORDE, and beleued, eue as many as were ordeyned to euerlastinge life. Acts 13:49 And the worde of ye LORDE was spred abrode thorow out all the region. Acts 13:50 Howbeit the Iewes moued the deuoute and honorable wemen, and the chefe men of the citie, and raysed vp a persecucion agaynst Paul and Barnabas and expelled them out of their coastes. Acts 13:51 But they shoke of the dust of their fete agaynst them, and came to Iconium. Acts 13:52 And the disciples were fylled with ioye and with the holy goost.

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