Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.
Acts 13:1 Now there were in Antioch, in the assembly which was [there], prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen, foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. Acts 13:2 And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Acts 13:3 Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid [their] hands on them, they let [them] go.
Acts 13:4 They therefore, having been sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia, and thence sailed away to Cyprus. Acts 13:5 And being in Salamis, they announced the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John also as [their] attendant. Acts 13:6 And having passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man a magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus,
Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer.
Acts 13:7 who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. *He*, having called Barnabas and Saul to [him], desired to hear the word of God. Acts 13:8 But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith. Acts 13:9 But Saul, who also [is] Paul, filled with [the] Holy Spirit, fixing his eyes upon him, Acts 13:10 said, O full of all deceit and all craft: son of [the] devil, enemy of all righteousness; wilt thou not cease perverting the right paths of [the] Lord? Acts 13:11 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 going about he sought persons who should lead him by the hand. Acts 13:12 Then the proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord. Acts 13:13 And having sailed from Paphos, Paul and his company came to Perga of Pamphylia; and John separated from them and returned to Jerusalem.
Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist.
Acts 13:14 But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia; and entering into the synagogue on the sabbath day they sat down. Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, Brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation to the people, speak. Acts 13:16 And Paul, rising up and making a sign with the hand, said, Israelites, and ye that fear God, hearken. Acts 13:17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people in their sojourn in [the] land of Egypt, and with a high arm brought them out of it, Acts 13:18 and for a time of about forty years he nursed them in the desert. Acts 13:19 And having destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance. Acts 13:20 And after these things he gave [them] judges till Samuel the prophet, [to the end of] about four hundred and fifty years. Acts 13:21 And then they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul, son of Kis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, during forty years. Acts 13:22 And having removed him he raised up to them David for king, of whom also bearing witness he said, I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who shall do all my will. Acts 13:23 Of this man's seed according to promise has God brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus; Acts 13:24 John having proclaimed before the face of his entry [among the people the] baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. Acts 13:25 And as John was fulfilling his course he said, Whom do ye suppose that I am? *I* am not [he]. But behold, there comes one after me, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loose. Acts 13:26 Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word of this salvation been sent: Acts 13:27 for those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, not having known him, have fulfilled also the voices of the prophets which are read on every sabbath, [by] judging [him]. Acts 13:28 And having found no cause of death [in him], they begged of Pilate that he might be slain. Acts 13:29 And when they had fulfilled all things written concerning him, they took him down from the cross and put him in a sepulchre; Acts 13:30 but God raised him from among [the] dead, Acts 13:31 who appeared for many days to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. Acts 13:32 And *we* declare unto you the glad tidings of the promise made to the fathers, Acts 13:33 that God has fulfilled this to us their children, having raised up Jesus; as it is also written in the second psalm, *Thou* art my Son: this day have *I* begotten thee. Acts 13:34 But that he raised him from among [the] dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke thus: I will give to you the faithful mercies of David. Acts 13:35 Wherefore also he says in another, Thou wilt not suffer thy gracious one to see corruption. Acts 13:36 For David indeed, having in his own generation ministered to the will of God, fell asleep, and was added to his fathers and saw corruption. Acts 13:37 But he whom God raised up did not see corruption.
Acts 13:38 Be it known unto you, therefore, brethren, that through this man remission of sins is preached to you, Acts 13:39 and from all things from which ye could not be justified in the law of Moses, in him every one that believes is justified. Acts 13:40 See therefore that that which is spoken in the prophets do not come upon [you], Acts 13:41 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.
The Gentiles believe:
Acts 13:42 And as they went out they begged that these words might be spoken to them the ensuing sabbath. Acts 13:43 And the congregation of the synagogue having broken up, many of the Jews and of the worshipping proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 13:44 And on the coming sabbath almost all the city was gathered together to hear the word of God.
but the Jews gainsay and blaspheme:
Acts 13:45 But the Jews, seeing the crowds, were filled with envy, and contradicted the things said by Paul, [contradicting and] speaking injuriously.
whereupon they turn to the Gentiles.
Acts 13:46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, It was necessary that the word of God should be first spoken to you; but, since ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the nations; Acts 13:47 for thus has the Lord enjoined us: I have set thee for a light of the nations, that thou shouldest be for salvation to the end of the earth.
As many as were ordained to live believed.
Acts 13:48 And [those of] the nations, hearing it, rejoiced, and glorified the word of the Lord, and believed, as many as were ordained to eternal life. Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord was carried through the whole country. Acts 13:50 But the Jews excited the women of the upper classes who were worshippers, and the first people of the city, and raised a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their coasts. Acts 13:51 But they, having shaken off the dust of their feet against them, came to Iconium. Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and [the] Holy Spirit.