Acts 13
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1Now there were existing in the church in Antioch, prophets and teachers, Barnabas and Simeon, who was called Niger and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen who was brought up (reared) with Herod the tetrarch (a minor governer, ruler over a ¼ part of a region), and Saul. 2And as they were ministering (this word is a special type of ministry) to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart to Me Barnabas and Saul unto the work to which I have called them. 3Then having fasted and having prayed and having laid hands upon them, they sent them away.

4They then having been sent out by the Holy Spirit went down unto Seleucia. And from there they sailed away unto Cyprus. 5And having come unto Salamis, they preached the word of god in the synagogues of the Jews. They had also John as an assistant (hypereten, under-rower, a crewman on a boat, a subordinate officer/servant). 6And having passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a man- a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet- whose name was Bar-Jesus (means son of Jesus/Joshua), 7Who was with the proconsul (latin-proconsule) Sergius Paulus, an intelligent (greek-syneto, personal comprehension, to understand by synthesizing, latin-prudente) man. He having called to him Barnabas and Saul, desired (inquired, sought upon) to hear the word of God. 8However Elymas the magician- for thus is the interpretation (translation) of his name- opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith. 9And Saul, who is also Paul, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, having looked fixedly on (into) him, 10Said, O full of all deceit and all mischief (fraud, craft, villainy, criminality, latin-fallacia-fallacy), son of the devil, enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting (latin-subvertere like subverting) the straight ways of the Lord? 11And now behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you and you will be blind, not seeing the sun during a season. And instantly a mist (latin-caligo-fog root is thick) and a darkness fell upon him and he went about seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12Then the proconsul having seen that having happened, believed, being thunderstruck (struck out of one’s senses, astounded, dumbfounded) at (upon) the teaching of the Lord.

13Now having sailed away from Paphos with those around him, Paul came unto Perga of Pamphylia. And John having departed away from them, returned unto Jerusalem. 14And they, having passed through from Perga, came unto Antioch of Pisidia, and having gone into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbath, they sat down. 15And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, Men, brothers, if there is any among you a word of entreaty to the people, speak. 16And Paul having risen up and waving (making a sign) the hand, said, Men, Israelites, and those fearing God, listen. 17The God of this people Israel elected (chose) our fathers and exalted the people in the sojourn in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm brought them out of it, 18And about the time of forty years, He endured their ways in the wilderness, 19And having destroyed the seven ethnicities in the land of Canaan, He gave their land as an inheritance- About four hundred and fifty years. 20And after these things, He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. 21Then after that they asked for a king and God gave to them, Saul, son of Kish, a man from out of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22And having removed him, He raised up David into a king to them, to whom also He said having carried witness, I have found David the [son] of Jess, a man according to My heart, who will do all My will. 23Of this man’s seed according to promise, God raised up to Israel a Savior, Jesus, 24Before the presence (face) of His coming, John preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25And while John was fulfilling his course (race, running, career), he said, Whom do you suspect me to be? I am not [He], but rather, Behold, He comes after me, of whom I am not worthy to untie a sandal of His feet.

26Men, brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you fearing God, the message (word) of this salvation has been sent to us. 27For those residing in Jerusalem and their rulers not having known Him nor the voices of the prophets who are being read every Sabbath, they fulfilled them by having condemned Him. 28And having not found any cause for death, they begged Pilate to kill Him. 29And when they had fulfilled all things having been written concerning Him and having taken Him down from the tree, they placed Him into a tomb. 30However God raised Him from out of the dead, 31Who appeared for (upon) many days to those having come up with Him away from Galilee unto Jerusalem, who are now His witnesses to the people. 32And we preach the gospel to you, the promise having been made to the fathers, 33That God has fulfilled this to us their children having raised up Jesus; as also in the second Psalm it has been written, You are My Son, today I have begotten You. 34And that He raised Him from out of the dead, no more being about to return unto decay, thus He spoke: I will give to you the holy and sure [blessings] of David. 35Therefore also in another [Psalm] He says, You will not allow You Holy One to see decay. 36For indeed David having served his own generation by the resolved plan of God, fell asleep and was added to his fathers and saw decay. 37However the One God raised up did not see decay. 38Therefore be it known to you, men, brothers, that through this One, the remission of sins is preached to you, 39And from all things from which you were not able to be justified in the law of Moses, in Him everyone believing is justified (judicially approved). 40See then lest that having been said in the prophets might come upon you:

41Behold, despisers, and wonder and perish; because I am working a work in your days, a work that you would never believe, even if one should tell it in detail (narrate at length) to you.

42And having departed, they entreated that these words to be spoken to them on (into) the next Sabbath. 43Now when the synagogue had dismissed (released, dispersed, broken up, latin-dimissa-dismissed), many of the Jews and the worshipping (revering, venerating) proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

44And on the coming Sabbath, almost all the city was gathered together to hear the word of the Lord. 45Now the Jews having seen the multitudes were filled with envy (rivalry, jealousy) and contradicted (speak against) the things spoken by Paul, blaspheming. 46Now Paul and Barnabas having spoken boldly (freely) said, It was necessary (essential) that the word of God first be spoken to you; since you thrust it away (reject, refuse), and you judge yourselves not worthy of eternal life, Behold, we are turning (changing, transitioning, switching, converting) unto the ethnicities.

47For the Lord has thus commanded us: I have set you unto a light of the ethnicities, for you to be salvation as far as the end (last, latin-extremum-tip like extreme) of the earth.

48And the ethnicities hearing it, rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed (arranged, designated) unto eternal life believed. 49And the word of the Lord was carried through the whole region. 50However the Jews incited the worshipping women of honorable position, and the top people (chief, coming first, principal) of the city, and aroused a persecution against (upon) Paul and Barnabas, and banished them away from their borders (district, boundary), 51However having shaken off the dust of their feet against (upon) them, they went unto Iconium. 52And the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.

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