r[See ver. 6 above]
bdCited from Ps. 89:20
cfHeb. 1:5; 5:5; Cited from Ps. 2:7
ciCited from Isa. 55:3
cjch. 2:27; Cited from Ps. 16:10
ctCited from Hab. 1:5; [Isa. 29:14]
dhCited from Isa. 49:6; [Isa. 45:22]

Acts 13

Barnabas and Saul Sent Off

1Now there were in the church at Antioch a  prophets and b  teachers c  Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger
 Niger is a Latin word meaning black, or dark
Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of e  Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting f  the Holy Spirit said g  “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul h  for the work to which I have called them.” 3Then after fasting and i  praying they laid their hands on them and j  sent them off.

Barnabas and Saul on Cyprus

4So, being sent out k  by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God l  in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had m  John to n  assist them. 6When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain o  magician p  a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7He was with q  the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8But Elymas the r  magician (for that is the meaning of his name) s  opposed them, seeking to turn t  the proconsul away from the faith. 9But Saul, who was also called Paul u  filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10and said, “You v  son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and w  villainy, will you not stop x  making crooked y  the straight paths of the Lord? 11And now, behold z  the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking aa  people to lead him by the hand. 12Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at ab  the teaching of the Lord.

Paul and Barnabas at Antioch in Pisidia

13Now Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And ac  John left them and returned ad  to Jerusalem, 14but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And ae  on the Sabbath day af  they went into the synagogue and sat down. 15After ag  the reading from ah  the Law and the Prophets ai  the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any aj  word of encouragement for the people, say it.” 16So Paul stood up, and ak  motioning with his hand said:

Men of Israel and al  you who fear God, listen.
17 am  The God of this people Israel an  chose our fathers and ao  made the people great ap  during their stay in the land of Egypt, and aq  with uplifted arm he led them out of it. 18And for about ar  forty years as  he put up with
Some manuscripts  he carried (compare Deuteronomy 1:31)
them in the wilderness.
19And au  after destroying av  seven nations in the land of Canaan aw  he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20All this took about 450 years. And after that ax  he gave them judges until ay  Samuel the prophet. 21Then az  they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul ba  the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22And bb  when he had removed him bc  he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said bd  ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse be  a man after my heart bf  who will do all my will.’ 23 bg  Of this man’s offspring God has brought to Israel bh  a Savior, Jesus bi  as he promised. 24Before his coming bj  John had proclaimed bk  a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25And as John was finishing his course bl  he said, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’

26Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you bm  who fear God, to us has been sent bn  the message of bo  this salvation. 27For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because bp  they did not recognize him nor understand bq  the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath br  fulfilled them by condemning him. 28And bs  though they found in him no guilt worthy of death bt  they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29And when bu  they had carried out all that was written of him bv  they took him down from bw  the tree and laid him in a tomb. 30But bx  God raised him from the dead, 31and for many days by  he appeared to those bz  who had come up with him ca  from Galilee to Jerusalem, cb  who are now cc  his witnesses to the people. 32And we bring you the good news cd  that what God promised to the fathers, 33 ce  this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm,

cf  “‘You are my Son,
today I have begotten you.’

34And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead cg , ch  no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way,

“‘I will give you ci  the holy and sure blessings of David.’

35Therefore he says also in another psalm,

cj  “‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’

36For David, after he had ck  served the purpose of God in his own generation cl  fell asleep and cm  was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, 37but he whom cn  God raised up did not see corruption. 38Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, co  that through this man cp  forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39and by him cq  everyone who believes is freed
Greek justified; twice in this verse
from everything cs  from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
40Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:

41 ct  “‘Look, you scoffers,
be astounded and perish;
for I am doing a work in your days,
a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.’”

42As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and cu  devout cv  converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them cw  to continue in cx  the grace of God.

44The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45 cy  But cz  when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with da  jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul db  reviling him. 46And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God dc  be spoken first to you. dd  Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves de  unworthy of eternal life, behold, we df  are turning to the Gentiles. 47 dg  For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,

dh  “‘I have made you di  a light for the Gentiles,
that you may dj  bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

48And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and dk  glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. 49And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region. 50 dl  But the Jews
Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time
incited the devout dn  women of high standing and the leading men of the city do  stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and dp  drove them out of their district.
51But they dq  shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium. 52And the disciples were filled dr  with joy and ds  with the Holy Spirit.

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