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Acts 13 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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First Missionary Journey

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Now there were prophets and teachers at Antioch, in the church that was there: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:2 - While they were [fn]serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set Barnabas and Saul apart for Me for the work to which I have called them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:3 - Then, when they had fasted, prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
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So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:5 - When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:6 - When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:7 - who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:8 - But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:9 - But Saul, who was also known as Paul, [fn]filled with the Holy Spirit, stared at him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:10 - and said, “[fn]You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not stop making crooked the straight ways of the Lord?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:11 - “Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time.” And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:12 - Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.
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Now Paul and his companions put out to sea from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia; but John left them and returned to Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:14 - But going on from Perga, they arrived at Pisidian Antioch, and on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:15 - After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue officials sent word to them, saying, “[fn]Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:16 - Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said,

“Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:17 - “The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and [fn]made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He led them out from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:18 - “For a period of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:19 - “When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritanceall of which took about 450 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:20 - “After these things He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:21 - “Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:22 - “After He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, ‘I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will do all My [fn]will.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:23 - “From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:24 - after John had proclaimed, before [fn]His coming, a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:25 - “And while John was completing his course, he kept saying, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold, One is coming after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’
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[fn]Brothers, sons of Abraham’s family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:27 - “For those who live in Jerusalem, and their rulers, recognizing neither Him nor the [fn]declarations of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:28 - “And though they found no grounds for putting Him to death, they asked Pilate that He be executed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:29 - “When they had carried out everything that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the [fn]cross and laid Him in a tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:30 - “But God raised Him from the dead;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:31 - and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:32 - “And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:33 - that God has fulfilled this promise to those of us who are the descendants by raising Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘YOU ARE MY SON; TODAY I HAVE FATHERED YOU.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:34 - As for the fact that He raised Him from the dead, never again to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: ‘I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY AND FAITHFUL MERCIES OF DAVID.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:35 - “Therefore, He also says in another Psalm: ‘YOU WILL NOT [fn]ALLOW YOUR [fn]HOLY ONE TO [fn]UNDERGO DECAY.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:36 - “For David, after he had [fn]served God’s purpose in his own generation, fell asleep, and was [fn]buried among his fathers and [fn]underwent decay;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:37 - but He whom God raised did not [fn]undergo decay.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:38 - “Therefore let it be known to you, [fn]brothers, that through [fn]Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:39 - and [fn]through Him everyone who believes is [fn]freed from all things, from which you could not be [fn]freed [fn]through the Law of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:40 - “Therefore, see that the thing spoken of in the Prophets does not come upon you:
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As [fn]Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people repeatedly begged to have these [fn]things spoken to them the next Sabbath.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:43 - Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and the God-fearing [fn]proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking to them and urging them to continue in the grace of God.

Paul Turns to the Gentiles

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The next Sabbath nearly all the city assembled to hear the word of [fn]the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:45 - But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were [fn]blaspheming.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:46 - 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 consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:47 - “For so the Lord has commanded us,



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When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of [fn]the Lord; and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:49 - And the word of the Lord was being spread through the whole region.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:50 - But the Jews incited the [fn]devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their [fn]region.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:51 - But they shook off the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:52 - And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit performing ministry to
Or having just been filled
Lit O full of
Lit Men, brothers
Or exalted
Lit wishes
Lit the face of His entering
Lit Men, brothers
Lit voices
Lit wood; see Deut 21:23
Lit give
Or Devout; or Pious
Lit see corruption
Or served his own generation by the purpose of God
Lit gathered to his
Lit saw corruption
Lit see corruption
Lit men, brothers
Lit this One
Lit in; or by
Or justified
Or justified
Lit by
Lit disappear
Lit they
Lit words
I.e., Gentile converts to Judaism
One early ms God
Or slandering him
Lit of
Lit be for salvation
Two early mss God
Or worshiping
Lit boundaries

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