13:1 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyre'ne, Man'a-en a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
13:1 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the ruler, and Saul.

13:2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
13:2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

13:3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
13:3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

13:4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleu'cia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
13:4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus.

13:5 When they arrived at Sal'amis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them.
13:5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John also to assist them.

13:6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet, named Bar-Jesus.
13:6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they met a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet, named Bar-Jesus.

13:7 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
13:7 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and wanted to hear the word of God.

13:8 But El'ymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
13:8 But the magician Elymas (for that is the translation of his name) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

13:9 But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him
13:9 But Saul, also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him

13:10 and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?
13:10 and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?

13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand.
13:11 And now listen--the hand of the Lord is against you, and you will be blind for a while, unable to see the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he went about groping for someone to lead him by the hand.

13:12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
13:12 When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.

13:13 Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphyl'ia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem;
13:13 Then Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John, however, left them and returned to Jerusalem;

13:14 but they passed on from Perga and came to Antioch of Pisid'ia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
13:14 but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.

13:15 After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it."
13:15 After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it."

13:16 So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: "Men of Israel, and you that fear God, listen.
13:16 So Paul stood up and with a gesture began to speak: "You Israelites, and others who fear God, listen.

13:17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
13:17 The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it.

13:18 And for about forty years he bore with them in the wilderness.
13:18 For about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.

13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years.
13:19 After he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance

13:20 And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
13:20 for about four hundred fifty years. After that he gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel.

13:21 Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
13:21 Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years.

13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; of whom he testified and said, `I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'
13:22 When he had removed him, he made David their king. In his testimony about him he said, 'I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after my heart, who will carry out all my wishes.'

13:23 Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised.
13:23 Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised;

13:24 Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
13:24 before his coming John had already proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

13:25 And as John was finishing his course, he said, `What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
13:25 And as John was finishing his work, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on his feet.'

13:26 "Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.
13:26 "My brothers, you descendants of Abraham's family, and others who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.

13:27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning him.
13:27 Because the residents of Jerusalem and their leaders did not recognize him or understand the words of the prophets that are read every sabbath, they fulfilled those words by condemning him.

13:28 Though they could charge him with nothing deserving death, yet they asked Pilate to have him killed.
13:28 Even though they found no cause for a sentence of death, they asked Pilate to have him killed.

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 tomb.
13:29 When they had carried out everything that was 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;
13:30 But God raised him from the dead;

13:31 and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
13:31 and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, and they are now his witnesses to the people.

13:32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,
13:32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to our ancestors

13:33 this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, `Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee.'
13:33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, 'You are my Son; today I have begotten you.'

13:34 And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke in this way, `I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.'
13:34 As to his raising him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, 'I will give you the holy promises made to David.'

13:35 Therefore he says also in another psalm, `Thou wilt not let thy Holy One see corruption.'
13:35 Therefore he has also said in another psalm, 'You will not let your Holy One experience corruption.'

13:36 For David, after he had served the counsel of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw corruption;
13:36 For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, died, was laid beside his ancestors, and experienced corruption;

13:37 but he whom God raised up saw no corruption.
13:37 but he whom God raised up experienced no corruption.

13:38 Let it be known to you therefore, brethren, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
13:38 Let it be known to you therefore, my brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you;

13:39 and by him every one that believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
13:39 by this Jesus everyone who believes is set free from all those sins from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

13:40 Beware, therefore, lest there come upon you what is said in the prophets:
13:40 Beware, therefore, that what the prophets said does not happen to you:

13:41 `Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I do a deed in your days, a deed you will never believe, if one declares it to you.'"
13:41 'Look, you scoffers! Be amazed and perish, for in your days I am doing a work, a work that you will never believe, even if someone tells you.'"

13:42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next sabbath.
13:42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people urged them to speak about these things again the next sabbath.

13:43 And when the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
13:43 When the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.

13:44 The next sabbath almost the whole city gathered together to hear the word of God.
13:44 The next sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.

13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted what was spoken by Paul, and reviled him.
13:45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy; and blaspheming, they contradicted what was spoken by Paul.

13:46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
13:46 Then both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you reject it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of eternal life, we are now turning to the Gentiles.

13:47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, `I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.'"
13:47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, 'I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, so that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of God; and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
13:48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and praised the word of the Lord; and as many as had been destined for eternal life became believers.

13:49 And the word of the Lord spread throughout all the region.
13:49 Thus the word of the Lord spread throughout the region.

13:50 But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
13:50 But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their region.

13:51 But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and went to Ico'nium.
13:51 So they shook the dust off their feet in protest against them, and went to Iconium.

13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.