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45 But the Jews, having seen the crowds, were filled with jealousy. And they were contradicting[a] the things being spoken by Paul, blaspheming. 46 And Paul and Barnabas, having spoken-boldly, said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first. Since you are rejecting it and judging yourselves not worthy of eternal life, behold— we are turning to the Gentiles. 47 For thus the Lord has commanded us [in Isa 49:6]: ‘I have placed you for[b] a light to the Gentiles, that you may be a light for salvation as far as the last place of the earth’”. 48 And the Gentiles, having heard it, were rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord. And all who had been appointed[c] to eternal life believed.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 13:45 Or, speaking against.
  2. Acts 13:47 That is, to be a light.
  3. Acts 13:48 Or, assigned, arrayed, arranged. That is, predestined by God to believe; or, providentially arranged for eternal life that day as ripe fruit ready for harvest.