Acts 12:24-13:5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from[a] Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, bringing with them John whose other name was Mark.
Barnabas and Saul Commissioned
13 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyre′ne, Man′a-en a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 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.” 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
The Apostles Preach in Cyprus
4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleu′cia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Sal′amis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them.