1THE
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Acts 13 ©

1 Barnabas and Saul, from among the teachers of Antioch, are sent to the Gentiles by the Holy Ghost. 5 Who travel through Seleucia unto Cyprus, preach at Salamis and Paphos. 7 Where the governor Sergius Paulus desires to hear them. 8 Which Bar-jesus the sorcerer seeking to hinder, is smitten with blindness by Paul. 12 And the governor converted. 13 From thence they travel unto Perga. 14 And so forward to Antioch in Pisidia. 15 Where Paul, preaching in the synagogue, relates God’s benefits showed to the Israelites until David. 23 And proves that the promise made of David’s seed, is fulfilled in Jesus Christ, Who was crucified at Jerusalem, and raised from the dead. 33 As was foretold by David. 38 And that by Him are justified all who believe in Him. 40 And that He punishes those who are disobedient unto Him. 42 Some of the Jews believe and others contradict. 46 Wherefore they turn unto the Gentiles, of whom believe, who were ordained to eternal life. 50 The Jews raise persecution against Paul and Barnabas, who shake the dust from their feet, and depart unto Iconium.

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NOW there were in the church that was ata Antioch 1certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with 2Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

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As they 3ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost 4said, 5Separateb me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have calledc them.

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Andd when they had fasted and prayed, and 6laid their handse on them, they sent them away.

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¶So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto 7Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

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And when they were at 8Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also Johnf to their minister.

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And when they had gone through the isle unto 9Paphos, they found ag certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was 10Bar-jesus:

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Which was with the 11deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

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Buth Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

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Then Saul, (12who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

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And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou 13child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease 14to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

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And now, behold, 15the 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 16a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

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Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

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Now when 17Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in 18Pamphylia: andi19John departing from them 20returned to Jerusalem.

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¶But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch 21in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.

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And after 22the reading of the law and the prophets 23the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of 24exhortation for the people, say on.

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Then Paul stood up, and beckoningj with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

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The God of this people of Israel chosek our fathers, and 25exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and 26with an high arm brought he them out of it.

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Andl about the time of forty years suffered he 27their manners in the wilderness.

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And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them 28bym lot.

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And after that he gave unto them judgesn about the space of 29four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

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Ando afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saulp the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of 30forty years.

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And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them Davidq to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, Ir have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

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Of this man's seed hath God 31according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

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Whens John had first preached 32before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

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And as John 33fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? It am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whoseu shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

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Men and brethren, 34children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, 35tov you is the word of this salvation sent.

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For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they kneww him not, nor yet 36the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

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Andx though they found no 37cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

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And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from 38the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.

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Buty God raised him from the dead:

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And hez was seen 39many days of them 40which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

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And we 41declare unto you glad tidings, how that theaa promise which was made unto the fathers,

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God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath 42raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, 43this day have I begotten thee.

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And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return 44to corruption, he said on this wise, Iab will give you the 45sure mercies 46of David.

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Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thouac shalt not suffer 47thine Holy One to see corruption.

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Forad David, after he had served his own generation by 48the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

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But 49he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

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¶Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, thatae through 50this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

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Andaf by him allag that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified 51by the law of Moses.

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Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of 52in the prophets;

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Behold,ah ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

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And 53when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, 54the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them 55the next sabbath.

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Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytesai followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuadedaj them to continue 56in the grace of God.

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¶And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

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But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

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Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, Itak was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: butal seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves 57unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

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For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, Iam have set thee 58to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

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And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were 59ordained to eternal life believed.

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And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

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But the Jews stirred up the 60devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, andan raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

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But they 61shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto 62Iconium.

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And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.