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Acts 13

Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:1 There were in the congregacyon that is at Antioche, certayn prophtes, and teachers: as Barnabas and Simon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cerene and Manahen, Herode the Tetrarkes norsfelow, and Saul. Acts 13:2 As they ministred to the Lorde and fasted, the holy ghost saide: separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the worcke wherunto I haue called them. Acts 13:3 And whan they had fasted and prayed, and layde their handes on them, they let them go.

Acts 13:4 And they after they were sent forth of the holy ghost, departed vnto Seleutia, & from thence they sayled to Ciprus. Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamine, they shewed the word of God in the sinagoges of the Iewes. And they had Iohn to theyr minyster. Acts 13:6 When they had gone thorow the yle vnto Paphos, they founde a certayne sorcerer, (a false prophet, a Iewe) whose name was Bariesu,

Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer.

Acts 13:7 which was with the ruler of the countre one Sergius Paulus a prudent man. The same ruler called vnto hym Barnabas and Saul, and desyred to heare the worde of God. Acts 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerar (for so is hys name by interpretacion) with stode them, and sought to turne awaye the ruler from the faith. Acts 13:9 Then Saul (which also is called Paul) beynge full of the holy ghost, set hys eyes on him, Acts 13:10 and sayde. O full of all suttelty and disseytfulnesse, thou chylde of the deuyll, thou enemy of all righteousnes: wilt þu not cease to peruerte the strayght wayes of the Lorde? Acts 13:11 And now beholde, the hande of the Lorde is vpon the, and thou shalt be blynde, and not se the sunne for a ceason. And immediatly, there fell on hym a myste and a darcknes, and he went about, sekynge them that shuld leade hym by the hande. Acts 13:12 Then the rular when he sawe what had happened beleued, & wondred at the doctryne of the Lorde. Acts 13:13 When Paul departed from Paphos, they that were with him, came to Perga in Pamphilia: and Iohn departed from them, and returned to Ierusalem.

Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist.

Acts 13:14 But they wandred thorow the countres, and came from Perga to Antioche in Pisidia, and wente into the synagoge on the saboth daye, and sate downe. Acts 13:15 And after the lecture of the lawe and the prophetes, the rulers of the synagoge sente vnto them, sayinge: Ye men and brethren, yf ye haue eny sermon to exhorte the people, saye on. Acts 13:16 Then Paul stode vp, and beckened with the hande for sylence, and sayde: Men of Israell, and ye that feare God, geue audience. Acts 13:17 The God of this people chose oure fathers, and exalted the people, when they dwelt as straungers in the land of Egipt, and with a hye arme brought he them oute of it, Acts 13:18 and about the tyme of fourtye yeares, suffred he theyr maners in the wyldernes. Acts 13:19 And he destroyed seuen nacyons in the lande of Canaan, and deuyded theyr land to them by lot. Acts 13:20 And afterwarde, he gaue vnto them iudges about the space of foure hundred and fyftye yeares, vnto the tyme of Samuell the prophete. Acts 13:21 And afterwarde, they desyred a kynge, and God haue vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis, a man of the trybe of Beniamin, by the space of fourty yeares. Acts 13:22 And whan he was put downe, he sett vp Dauid to be theyr kynge, of whom he repported saying: I haue founde Dauid the sonne of Iesse, a man after myne awne hert, which shall fulfyll all my wyll. Acts 13:23 Of this mannes seed hath God (accordynge as he had promysed) brought forth to Israell, a sauioure, one Iesus, Acts 13:24 when Iohn had fyrst preached before his commynge the baptyme of repentaunce to Israel. Acts 13:25 And when Iohn had fulfilled his course, he sayd: whom ye thynke þt I am, the same am I not. But behold, ther cometh one after me, whose shoes of his fete I am not worthy to loose. Acts 13:26 Ye men and brethren, chyldren of the generacyon of Abraham, and whosoeuer among you feareth God, to you is thys worde of saluacyon sent. Acts 13:27 For the inabiters of Ierusalem and theyr rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voyces of the prophetes which are redde euery Saboth daye, they haue fulfylled them, in condempnynge him. Acts 13:28 And when they founde no cause of deeth in hym, yet desyred they Pylate to kyll hym. Acts 13:29 And whan they had fulfylled all that were wryten of him, they toke him downe from the tree, and put hym in a sepulchre. Acts 13:30 But God raysed him agayne from death, Acts 13:31 and he was sene many dayes of them whych came vp with hym from Galile to Ierusalem: Which are hys wytnesses vnto the people. Acts 13:32 And we declare vnto you, how þt the promesse (whych was made vnto the fathers) Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled vnto their children (euen vnto vs) in þt he raysed vp Iesus agayne. euen as it is writen in þe fyrst psalme: Thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begoten the. Acts 13:34 As concernynge that he raysed him vp from death, now nomore to returne to corrupcion he sayd on thys wyse: The holy promyses made to Dauid, wyl I geue faythfully to you. Acts 13:35 Wherfore, he sayeth also in another place. Thou shalt not suffre thyne holy to se corrupcyon. Acts 13:36 For Dauid (after he had in hys tyme fulfylled the wyll of God) fell on slepe, and was layde vnto hys fathers, and sawe corrupcyon. Acts 13:37 But he whom God raysed agayn sawe no corrupcyon.

Acts 13:38 Be it knowne vnto you therfore (ye men and brethren) that thorowe thys man is preached vnto you the forgeuenes of sinnes, Acts 13:39 and that by hym, all that beleue, are iustyfyed from all thynges, from which ye coulde not be iustifyed by the lawe of Moses. Acts 13:40 Beware therfore, lest that fall on you, which is spoken of in the prophetes: Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despysers, and wonder, and peryssh ye: for I do a worke in youre dayes, which ye shall not beleue, though a man declare it you.

The Gentiles believe:

Acts 13:42 When the Iewes were gone out of þe congregacyon, the Gentyls besought þt they wolde preache the word to them the next Saboth. Acts 13:43 When the congregacyon was broken vp, many of þe Iewes and verteous proselytes folowed Paul and Barnabas, which spake to them: & exhorted them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 13:44 And þe next Saboth daye cam almost the whole cytie together, to heare the worde of God.

but the Jews gainsay and blaspheme:

Acts 13:45 But when the Iewes sawe þe people, they were full of indignacion & spake agaynst those thynges, which were spoken of Paul, spekynge agaynst it, & raylinge on it:

whereupon they turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas wexed bolde, & sayde: it was mete that the worde of God shulde fyrst haue bene preached to you. But seynge ye put it from you, and thynke youre selues vnworthy of euerlastynge lyfe: lo, we turne to the Gentyls: Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lorde commaunded vs. I haue made the a lyght of þe Gentyls, that thou be the saluacyon vnto the ende of the worlde.

As many as were ordained to live believed.

Acts 13:48 Whan the gentyls hearde thys, they were glad and glorifyed the worde of the Lorde, & beleued: euen as many as were ordeyned vnto eternal lyfe. Acts 13:49 And the worde of the Lorde was publisshed thorowe out all the regyon. Acts 13:50 But the Iewes moued the deuoute and honest wemen, and the chefe men of the cytie, & reysed persecucyon agaynst Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of theyr coastes Acts 13:51 But they shouke of the duste of theyr fete agaynst them, and came vnto Iconium. Acts 13:52 And the discyples were fylled with ioye and with the holy ghost.

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