Acts 131599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
13 2 The holy Ghost commandeth that Paul and Barnabas be separated unto him. 6 At Paphos, 8 Elymas the sorcerer 11 is stricken blind: 14 From whence being come to Antioch, 17 They preach the Gospel, 45 the Jews vehemently withstanding them.
1 There [a]were also in the Church that was at Antioch, certain Prophets and teachers, as Barnabas, and Simeon called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen (which had been brought up with [b]Herod the Tetrarch) and Saul.
3 [e]Then fasted they and prayed, and laid their hands on them, and let them go.
5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the Synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
6 So when they had gone throughout the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, being a Jew, named Bar-Jesus,
7 Which was with the Deputy Sergius Paulus, a prudent man. He called unto him Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
8 [h]But Elymas the sorcerer, (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, and sought to turn away the Deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul (which also is called Paul) being full of the holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
11 Now therefore behold, the [k]hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, and not see the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness, and he went about, seeking some to lead him by the hand.
12 Then the Deputy when he saw what was done, believed, and was astonied at the doctrine of the Lord.
13 [l]Now when Paul and they that were with him were departed by ship from Paphos, they came to Perga a city of Pamphylia: then John departed from them, and returned to Jerusalem.
14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch a city of [m]Pisidia, and went into the Synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down.
16 [p]Then Paul stood up and beckoned with the hand, and said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken.
18 And about the time of forty years, suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
19 And he destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, and divided their land to them by lot.
20 Then afterward he gave unto them Judges about [s]four hundred and fifty years, unto the time of Samuel the Prophet.
21 So after that, they desired a King, and God gave unto them Saul, the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of [t]forty years.
22 And after he had taken him away, he raised up David to be their King, of whom he witnessed, saying, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which will do all things that I will.
23 [u]Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised up to Israel, the Savior Jesus:
24 When John had first preached [v]before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
25 And when John had fulfilled his course, he said, Whom ye think that I am, I am not he: but behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoe of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
26 [w]Ye men and brethren, children of the generation of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
27 [x]For the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the words of the Prophets, which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate to kill him.
29 And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and put him in a sepulcher.
30 [y]But God raised him up from the dead.
31 And he was seen many days of them, which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, which are his witnesses unto the people.
32 And we declare unto you, that touching the promise made unto the fathers,
34 Now as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he hath said thus, I will give you the holy things of David, [ab]which are faithful.
35 [ac]Wherefore he saith also in another place, Thou wilt not suffer thine holy one to see corruption.
36 Howbeit, David after he had served his time by the counsel of God, he slept, and was laid with his fathers, and saw corruption.
37 But he whom God raised up, saw no corruption.
38 [ad]Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
39 And from [ae]all things, from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses, by him everyone that believeth, is justified.
40 [af]Beware therefore lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the Prophets,
41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and vanish away: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall not believe, if a man would declare it you.
42 ¶ [ag]And when they were come out of the Synagogue of the Jews, the Gentiles besought, that they would preach these words to them the next Sabbath day.
43 Now when the congregation was dissolved, many of the Jews and [ah]Proselytes that feared God, followed Paul and Barnabas, which spake unto them, and exhorted them to continue in the grace of God.
44 And the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together, to hear the word of God.
45 [ai]But when the Jews saw the people, they were full of envy, and spake against those things, which were spoken of Paul, contrarying them, and railing on them.
46 [aj]Then Paul and Barnabas spake boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken unto you: but seeing ye put it from you, and [ak]judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have made thee a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be the salvation unto the end of the world.
48 And when the Gentiles heard it, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were [al]ordained unto eternal life, believed.
49 Thus the word of the Lord was published throughout the whole country.
51 [ao]But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.
52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the holy Ghost.
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