Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.
Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them. Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away.
Acts 13:4 So they being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, departed to Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had also John for [their] minister. Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name [was] Barjesus:
Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer.
Acts 13:7 Who was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. Acts 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. Acts 13:9 Then Saul (who also [is called] Paul) filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him, Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty, and all mischief, [thou] child of the devil, [thou] enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? Acts 13:11 And now behold, the hand of the Lord [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. Acts 13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord. Acts 13:13 Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia. And John departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.
Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist.
Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath, and sat down. Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, Men, brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, speak. Acts 13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with [his] hand, said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. Acts 13:17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with a high arm he brought them out of it. Acts 13:18 And about the time of forty years he suffered their manners in the wilderness. Acts 13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he divided their land to them by lot. Acts 13:20 And after that he gave [to them] judges, about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. Acts 13:21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their king: to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who shall fulfill all my will. Acts 13:23 Of this man's offspring hath God, according to [his] promise, raised up to Israel a Savior, Jesus: Acts 13:24 John having first preached, before his coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. Acts 13:25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not [he]. But behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of [his] feet I am not worthy to loose. Acts 13:26 Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the words of the prophets which are read every sabbath, they have fulfilled [them] in condemning [him]. Acts 13:28 And though they found no cause of death [in him], yet they desired Pilate that he should be put to death. Acts 13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning him, they took [him] down from the tree, and laid [him] in a sepulcher. Acts 13:30 But God raised him from the dead: Acts 13:31 And he was seen many days by them who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people. Acts 13:32 And we declare to you the glad tidings, that the promise which was made to the fathers, Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled the same to us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Acts 13:34 And as concerning that he raised him from the dead, [now] no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Acts 13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another [psalm], Thou wilt not suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption: Acts 13:37 But he whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
Acts 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, men, brethren, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Acts 13:40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you which is spoken in the prophets; 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, though a man declare it to you.
The Gentiles believe:
Acts 13:42 And when the Jews had gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 13:44 And the next sabbath came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
but the Jews gainsay and blaspheme:
Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were uttered by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
whereupon they turn to the Gentiles.
Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas became bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you: but seeing ye reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldst be for salvation to the ends of the earth.
As many as were ordained to live believed.
Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life, believed. Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region. Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their borders. Acts 13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium. Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.