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Acts 13:1-2 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

While Teaching In Antioch, The Spirit Sends Saul And Barnabas On a Missionary Journey

13 Now there were prophets and teachers at Antioch in[a] the church existing there— Barnabas and Simeon (the one being called Niger[b]) and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen (one brought-up-with[c] Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. And while they were ministering[d] to[e] the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Separate now Barnabas and Saul for Me, for the work which I have called them to”.


  1. Acts 13:1 Or, throughout.
  2. Acts 13:1 This is a Latin name, meaning ‘black’.
  3. Acts 13:1 Or, a childhood-companion of.
  4. Acts 13:2 Or, rendering-priestly-service.
  5. Acts 13:2 That is, praying or worshiping. Or, for. That is, teaching or prophesying.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

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Acts 13:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

13 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 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.”

New International Version (NIV)

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