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, which had been brought up
with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,
Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
13:6-8 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found
a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus...Which
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...But
Elymas the sorcerer, for so is his name by interpretation, withstood them,
seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
13:9 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost,
set his eyes on him.
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?
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.
13:16-21 The God of this people of Israel chose
our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the
land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it. And
about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided
their land to them by lot. And after that he gave unto them judges
about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son
of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto 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 mine own heart, which shall fulfil
all my will.
13:23 Of this man's (verse
22 above) seed hath God according to his promise
raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus;
13:24-28 When John had first preached before his coming, the baptism
of repentance to all the people of Israel. 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. Men and
brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth
God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. For they that dwell at
Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices
of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them
in condemning him. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet
desired they Pilate that he should be slain.
13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they
took him down from the tree and laid him in a sepulchre.
13:30 But God raised him from the dead. And he was seen many days of
them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses
unto the people.
13:31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from
Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
13:32,33 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the
promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same
unto 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.
13:34,35 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now
no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you
the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou
shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will
of God, fell on sleep,
and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption.
13:37,38 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. Be
it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is
preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
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.