13 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.
2 And as they were publicly ministering unto the Lord and fasting the Holy Spirit said—Separate forthwith unto me Barnabas and Saul, unto the work whereunto I have called them.
3 Then fasting and praying and laying their hands upon them they sent them away.
4 They therefore being sent forth by the Holy Spirit went down unto Seleucia, and from thence sailed away unto Cyprus;
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.
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;
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.
8 But Elymas the magician,—for so when translated is his name,—withstood them; seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.
9 But Saul who is also Paul filled with Holy Spirit looking steadfastly at him
10 said—O 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?
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.
12 Then the proconsul seeing what had happened believed, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.
13 And setting sail from Paphos Paul’s company came into Perga of Pamphylia; but John withdrawing from them returned unto Jerusalem.
14 They however passing through from Perga arrived at Antioch of Pisidia; and going into the synagogue on the sabbath-day sat down.
15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the synagogue-rulers sent unto them, saying—Brethren! if there is in you a word of exhortation unto the people say on.
16 And Paul standing up and making a sign with his hand said—Ye men of Israel! and such as revere God! hearken:—
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;
18 and for the time of about forty years bare with their manners in the desert;
19 and overthrowing seven nations in the land of Canaan gave them their land as an inheritance—about four hundred and fifty years.
20 And after these things he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
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;
22 and setting him aside raised up David unto them for king,—of whom he also said bearing witness—I have found David the son of Jesse,—[A man] according to my heart, Who will do all my will.
23 From this man’s seed hath God according to promise brought unto Israel a saviour—Jesus:
24 John beforehand proclaiming before the face of his coming in an immersion of repentance, unto all the people of Israel.
25 And as John was fulfilling his course he was saying—Whom 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.
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.
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;
28 and though no single cause of death they found yet claimed they of Pilate that he should be slain.
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.
30 But God raised him from among the dead:
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.
32 We therefore unto you bring the good news as to the promise which unto our fathers was made,—
33 That God hath fulfilled the same for our children, by raising up Jesus: As also in the second psalm it is written—My son art thou: I this day have begotten thee.
34 And in that he raised him from among the dead, no more destined to return unto corruption on this wise hath he spoken—I will give unto you the faithful lovingkindnesses of David.
35 Wherefore also in a different [place] he saith—Thou wilt not give thy man of lovingkindness to see corruption.
36 For David indeed unto his own generation having done service by the counsel of God fell asleep, and was added unto his fathers and saw corruption;
37 But he whom God hath raised did not see corruption.
38 Be it known unto you therefore, brethren,—That through this man unto you remission of sins is declared;
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.
40 Be taking heed therefore lest that come upon you which hath been spoken in the prophets—
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.
42 And as they were going out they kept on beseeching that on the ensuing sabbath might be spoken unto them these things.
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.
44 And on the coming sabbath almost all the city was gathered together to hear the word of God.
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.
46 And Paul and Barnabas speaking boldly said—Unto 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;
47 for so hath the Lord commanded us—I have set thee for a light of nations, That thou mayest be for salvation unto the end of the earth.
48 And they of the nations hearing [this] began to rejoice and to be glorifying God, and they believed—as many as had become disposed for life age-abiding.
49 And the word of the Lord went on to be carried through the whole country.
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.
51 But they shaking off the dust of their feet against them came into Iconium.
52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with Holy Spirit.