Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.
Acts 13:1 Now there were in Antioch, distributed through the existing assembly,prophets and teachers: both Barnabas and Symeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen also, Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother, and Saul. Acts 13:2 And, as they were publicly ministering unto the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit saidSeparate forthwith unto me, Barnabas and Saul, unto the work whereunto I have called them. Acts 13:3 Then, fasting and praying, and laying their hands upon them, they sent them away.
Acts 13:4 They, therefore, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down unto Seleucia, and, from thence, sailed away unto Cyprus; Acts 13:5 And, coming to be in Salamis, they declared the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews;and they had, John also, as an attendant. Acts 13:6 And, passing 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. The same, calling for Barnabas and Saul, sought to hear the word of God. Acts 13:8 But Elymas the magician,for so, when translated, is his name,withstood them; seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith. Acts 13:9 But Saul, who is also Paul, filled with Holy Spirit, looking steadfastly at him, Acts 13:10 SaidO full of all guile, and all recklessness! Son of an adversary! Enemy of all righteousness!Wilt thou not cease to pervert the straight ways of the Lord? Acts 13:11 Now, therefore, lo! the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun, until a fitting time. And, instantly, there fell upon him a mist and darkness; and, going about, he was seeking such as might 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, setting sail from Paphos, Paul's company came into Perga of Pamphylia; but, John, withdrawing from them, returned unto Jerusalem.
Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist.
Acts 13:14 They, however, passing through from Perga, arrived at Antioch of Pisidia; and, going into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, sat down. Acts 13:15 And, after the reading of the law and the prophets, the synagogue-rulers sent unto them, sayingBrethren! if there is in you a word of exhortation unto the people, say on. Acts 13:16 And Paul, standing up, and making a sign with his hand, saidYe men of Israel! and such as revere God! hearken: Acts 13:17 The God of this people Israel, chose our fathers, and, the people, he exalted, by their sojourn in the land of Egypt,and, with a high arm, brought he them out of it; Acts 13:18 And, for the time of about forty years, bare with their manners in the desert; Acts 13:19 And, overthrowing seven nations in the land of Canaan, gave them their land as an inheritanceabout four hundred and fifty years. Acts 13:20 And, after these things, he gave them judges, until Samuel the prophet. Acts 13:21 And, from that time, they asked for themselves a king, and God gave them Saul, son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, during forty years; Acts 13:22 And, setting him aside, raised up, David, unto them for king,of whom he also said, bearing witnessI have found David, the son of Jesse,[a man] according to my heart, who will do all my will. Acts 13:23 From this man's seed, hath God, according to promise, brought unto Israel, a saviourJesus: Acts 13:24 John, beforehand proclaiming, before the face of his coming in, an immersion of repentance, unto all the people of Israel. Acts 13:25 And, as John was fulfilling his course, he was sayingWhom are ye supposing that I am? I, am not he! But lo! there cometh, after me, one of whom I am not worthy, the sandals of his feet, to loosen. Acts 13:26 Brethren! sons of the race of Abraham, and those who among you revere God,unto you, hath this word of salvation been sent forth. Acts 13:27 For, they who were dwelling in Jerusalem, and their rulers, not recognising him, have, by judging him, fulfilled, the very voices of the prophets which every sabbath are being read; Acts 13:28 And, though no single cause of death they found, yet claimed they of Pilate that he should be slain. Acts 13:29 And, when they had finished all those things which, concerning him, had been written, taking him down from the tree, they put him in a tomb. Acts 13:30 But, God, raised him from among the dead: Acts 13:31 Who appeared, during many days, unto them who had come up with him from Galilee unto Jerusalem; who, indeed, [now] are his witnesses unto the people. Acts 13:32 We, therefore, unto you, bring the good news, as to the promise which, unto our fathers, was made, Acts 13:33 That God hath fulfilled, the same, for our children, by raising up Jesus: as also, in the second psalm, it is writtenMy son, art, thou: I, this day, have begotten thee. Acts 13:34 And, in that he raised him from among the dead, no more destined to return unto corruption, on this wise hath he spokenI will give unto you the faithful lovingkindnesses of David. Acts 13:35 Wherefore also, in a different [place], he saithThou wilt not give thy man of lovingkindness to see corruption. Acts 13:36 For, David, indeed, unto his own generation having done service, by the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was added unto fathers, and saw corruption; Acts 13:37 But, he whom God hath raised, did not see corruption.
Acts 13:38 Be it known unto you, therefore, brethren,that, through this man, unto you, remission of sins is declared; Acts 13:39 And, from all things from which ye could not, by the law of Moses, be justified, by this man, everyone that believeth, is justified. Acts 13:40 Be taking heed, therefore, lest that come upon you which hath been spoken in the prophets Acts 13:41 See, ye despisers, and marvel, and disappear: in that, a work, am, I, working in your days,a work, which in nowise will ye believe, though one relate it in full unto you.
The Gentiles believe:
Acts 13:42 And, as they were going out, they kept on beseeching that, on the ensuing sabbath, might be spoken unto them these things. Acts 13:43 And, when the congregation was broken up, there followed many of the Jews, and of the devout proselytes, with Paul and Barnabas; who, indeed, in speaking unto them, went on persuading them to abide in the favour 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 multitudes, were filled with jealousy,and began speaking against the things which, by Paul, were being spoken, defaming them.
whereupon they turn to the Gentiles.
Acts 13:46 And Paul and Barnabas, speaking boldly, saidUnto you, was it necessary, that the word of God should first be spoken: seeing ye are thrusting it from you, and, unworthy, are judging yourselves of the age-abiding life, lo! we turn unto the nations; Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded usI have set thee for a light of nations, that thou mayest be for salvation unto the end of the earth.
As many as were ordained to live believed.
Acts 13:48 And they of the nations, hearing [this], began to rejoice, and to be glorifying God, and they believedas many as had become disposed for life age-abiding. Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord went on to be carried through the whole country. Acts 13:50 But, the Jews, urged on the devout women of the higher class, and the chief men of the city, and roused up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas,and thrust them out from their bounds. Acts 13:51 But they, shaking off the dust of their feet against them, came into Iconium. Acts 13:52 And, the disciples, were filled with joy, and with Holy Spirit.