42 As [a]Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these [b]things might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.43 Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing [c]proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God.
Paul Turns to the Gentiles
44 The next Sabbath nearly the whole city assembled to hear the word of [d]the Lord.45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were [e]blaspheming.46 Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.47 For so the Lord has commanded us,
‘I have placed You as alight for the Gentiles, That You may[f]bring salvation to the end of the earth.’”
48 When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of [g]the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.49 And the word of the Lord was being spread through the whole region.
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