Matthew Bible

Acts 13

Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:1 There were at Antioche in the congregacyon certayne Prophetes and teachers: as Barnabas and Symon called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, & Manahen. Herode the Tetrarkes noursfelowe. and Saule. Acts 13:2 As they ministred to the Lorde and fasted, the holy ghost sayde: separate me Barnabas and Saule, for the worke where vnto I haue called them. Acts 13:3 Then fasted they and prayed, and put theyr handes on them, & let them go.

Acts 13:4 And they after they were sent of the holye ghost, came vnto Seleutia, & from thence they sayled to Cyprus. Acts 13:5 And when they were come to Salamyne, they shewed þe word of God in the synagoges of the Iewes. And they had Iohn to theyr minister. Acts 13:6 When they had gone thorowout the yle vnto the citie of Paphos, they founde a certayne sorcerer, a false Prophet which was a Iewe named Bariesu,

Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer.

Acts 13:7 whiche was with the ruler of the countrey one Sergius Paulus a prudent man. The same ruler called vnto hym Barnabas and Saule, and desyred to heare the word of God. Acts 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so was hys name by interpretacyon) withstode them, & sought to turne awaye the ruler from þe faith. Acts 13:9 Then Saul which also is called Paul being full of the holy ghost set hys eyes on hym, Acts 13:10 & sayde. O full of all subteltie and disseytfulnes the chylde of the deuyll, and the enemye of all ryghteousnes, thou ceasest not to peruerte the strayghte wayes of the Lorde. Acts 13:11 And nowe beholde the hande of the Lorde is vpon the, and thou shalbe blynde, and not se the sunne for a season. And immediatlye there fell on hym a myste and a darcknes, and he wente about sekynge them that shoulde leade hym by the hande. Acts 13:12 Then the rular when he saw what had happened, beleued, and wondered at the doctryne of the Lorde. Acts 13:13 When they that were with Paule, were departed by shippe from Paphus, they came to Perga a cytie of Pamphilia: and there Iohn departed from them, and returned to Ierusalem.

Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist.

Acts 13:14 But they wandred thorow the countreys from Perga to Antioche a citie of the countrye of Pisidia, and went into the synagoge on the Saboth daye, and sat doune. Acts 13:15 And after þe law and the prophetes we read, the rulers of the synagoge sent vnto them, saiyng: Ye men and brethren, yf ye haue anye sermon to exhort the people, saye on. Acts 13:16 Then Paule stode vp, and beckened wyth the hande, and sayde: Men of Israell, and ye that feare God, geue audience. Acts 13:17 The God of thys people chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as straungers in the lande of Egypt, and with a myghtye arme brought them out of it, Acts 13:18 and aboute the tyme of .xl. yeares suffred he theyr maners in þe wyldernes. Acts 13:19 And he destroyed .vij. nacyons in the lande of Canan, and deuyded theyr lande to them by Lot. Acts 13:20 And afterwarde he gaue vnto them iudges about the space of .iiij.C. and .l. yeares vnto the tyme of Samuel the prophet. Acts 13:21 And after that, they desyred a kyng, and God gaue vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis, a man of the trybe of Beniamin by the space of .xl. yeares. Acts 13:22 And after he had put him doune, he set vp Dauid to be theyr kynge of whom he reported sayinge: I haue founde Dauid þe sonne of Iesse, a man after myne owne hert, he shall fulfyll all my wyll. Acts 13:23 Of thys mans seed hath God (accordynge to hys promes) brought forth to the people of Israell a sauyour, one Iesus, Acts 13:24 when Iohn had fyrste preached before hys commyng the baptisme of repentaunce to Israel. Acts 13:25 And when Iohn had fulfylled hys course he sayde: whome ye thinke that I am, the same am I not. But behold ther cometh one after me, whose shewes of hys fete I am not worthy to lowse. Acts 13:26 Ye men and brethren, chyldren of the generacyon of Abraham, and whosoeuer amonge you, feareth God, to you is this worde of saluacyon sente. Acts 13:27 The inhabiters of Ierusalem & theyr rulers, because they knowe him not, nor yet the voices of þe prophetes which are reade euerye Saboth daye, they haue fulfylled them in condempnyng hym. Acts 13:28 And when they found no cause of death in hym, yet desyred they Pylate to kyll hym. Acts 13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that were written on hym, they toke hym doune from the tree, and put hym in a sepulchre. Acts 13:30 But God raysed hym agayne from death, Acts 13:31 and he was sene manye dayes of them whiche came with hym from Galile to Ierusalem, Which are hys wytnesses vnto the people. Acts 13:32 And we declare vnto you, how that the promes made vnto the fathers, Acts 13:33 God hath fulfylled vnto vs theyr children, in that he raysed vp Iesus agayne, euen as it is wryten in the fyrste psalme: Thou arte my sonne, thys same daye begat I the. Acts 13:34 As concernyng that he raysed hym vp from death, nowe no more to returne to corrupcion, he sayed on thys wyse. The holy promyses made to Dauid, I wyll geue them faythfully to you. Acts 13:35 Wherfore he sayth also in another place: Thou shalte not suffer thyne holy one to se corrupcyon. Acts 13:36 Howbeit Dauid after he had in hys tyme fulfylled the wyll of God, he slepte, and was layde with hys fathers, and sawe corrupcyon. Acts 13:37 But he whome God raysed agayne, sawe no corrupcyon.

Acts 13:38 Be it knowen vnto you therfore ye men & brethren, that thorowe thys man is preached vnto you the forgeuenes of synnes, Acts 13:39 and that by hym are all that beleue iustifyed from all thynges from the which ye coulde not be iustifyed by the lawe of Moses. Acts 13:40 Beware therfore leste that fall on you, whiche is spoken of in þe Prophetes: Acts 13:41 Beholde ye despysers, and wonder, and peryshe ye: for I do a worke in your dayes, whiche ye shall not beleue, yf a man woulde declare it you.

The Gentiles believe:

Acts 13:42 When they were come out of the Sinagoge of the Iewes, the gentyls besought þt they woulde preache the folowyng wordes to them on the Saboth. Acts 13:43 When the congregacyon was broken vp, many of the Iewes & vertuouse conuertes, folowed Paule and Barnabas, which spake to them, and exhorted them to continue in the grace of God.

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

but the Jews gainsay and blaspheme:

Acts 13:45 When the Iewes saw the people, they were ful of indignacyon & spake agaynste those thynges, whiche were spoken of Paule, speakynge agaynst it, and railynge on it.

whereupon they turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 13:46 Then Paule and Barnabas wexed bolde, and sayed: it was mete that the worde of God shoulde fyrste haue ben preached to you. But seynge, ye put it from you, and thynke youre selues vnworthy of euerlastyng lyfe: lo, we turne to the gentyls: Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lorde commaunded vs: I haue made the a lyghte to the gentyls, that thou be the saluacion to the ende of the worlde.

As many as were ordained to live believed.

Acts 13:48 The gentyls hearde and were glad & glorifyed the worde of the Lorde, and beleued euen as many as were ordeyned vnto eternal lyfe. Acts 13:49 And the worde of the Lorde was publyshed thorowout all the regyon. Acts 13:50 But the, Iewes moued the worshypfull and honorable women, & the chiefe men of the citie, and raysed persecucion agaynste Paule and Barnabas, & expelled them out of theyr costes. Acts 13:51 And they shoke of þe dust of theyr fete agaynst them, and came vnto Iconium. Acts 13:52 And the discyples were fylled wt ioye and with the holy ghoste.

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