44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45 (A)But (B)when the Jews[a] saw the crowds, they were filled with (C)jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, (D)reviling him. 46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God (E)be spoken first to you. (F)Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves (G)unworthy of eternal life, behold, we (H)are turning to the Gentiles. 47 (I)For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,

(J)“‘I have made you (K)a light for the Gentiles,
    that you may (L)bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and (M)glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. 49 And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 13:45 Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 50

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