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13:2 As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them."
13:3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
13:4 So, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus.
13:5 When they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They had also John as their attendant.
13:6 When they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus,
13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called Barnabas and Saul to him, and sought to hear the word of God.
13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.
13:10 and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
13:11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season!" Immediately there fell on him a mist and darkness. He went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
13:12 Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
13:18 For about the time of forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.
13:20 After these things he gave them judges until Samuel, the prophet.
13:21 Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul, the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
13:24 before his coming, when John had first preached the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
13:26 Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent forth to you.
13:27 For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they didn`t know him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.
13:28 Though they found no cause of death, they still asked Pilate to have him killed.
13:29 When they had fulfilled all things that were written about him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.
13:30 But God raised him from the dead,
13:31 and he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.
13:32 We bring you good news of the promise made to the fathers,
13:33 that God has fulfilled the same to us, their children, in that he raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second psalm, `You are my Son. Today I have become your father.`
13:34 Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken thus: `I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.`
13:35 Therefore he says also in another psalm, `You will not allow your Holy One to see decay.`
13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.
13:37 But he whom God raised up saw no decay.
13:38 Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins,
13:40 Beware therefore, lest that come on you which is spoken in the prophets:
13:42 So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.
13:46 Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that God`s word should be spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
13:49 The Lord`s word was spread abroad throughout all the region.
13:52 The disciples were filled with joy with the Holy Spirit.