Passage Lookup: Acts 13
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Barnabas and Saul Sent Off
1 Now there were in the church at Antioch [n] Acts 11:27; Acts 15:32; Acts 19:6; Acts 21:9-10; Romans 12:6-7; See 1 Corinthians 12:28-29 prophets and [n] Acts 11:27; Acts 15:32; Acts 19:6; Acts 21:9-10; Romans 12:6-7; See 1 Corinthians 12:28-29 teachers, [o] Acts 11:22-26 Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, [fn] Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of [p] See Luke 3:1 Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, [q] [Acts 20:28]; See Acts 8:29 the Holy Spirit said, [r] Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:15 “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul [s] See Acts 9:15 for the work to which I have called them.”
3 Then after fasting and [t] See Acts 6:6 praying they laid their hands on them and [u] Acts 14:26 sent them off.
Barnabas and Saul on Cyprus
4 So, being sent out [v] Acts 13:2; [Acts 16:6-7] by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God [w] Acts 13:14; Acts 9:20; Acts 14:1; Acts 17:1-2, Acts 17:10, Acts 17:17; Acts 18:4, Acts 18:19; Acts 19:8; [Acts 13:46]; See Mark 6:2 in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had [x] See Acts 12:12 John to [y] [Acts 19:22] assist them.
6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain [z] Acts 8:9, Acts 8:11 magician, [a] See Matthew 7:15 a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus.
7 He was with [b] Acts 13:8, Acts 13:12; Acts 18:12; Acts 19:38 the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
8 But Elymas the [z] [See Acts 13:6 above] magician (for that is the meaning of his name) [c] [Exodus 7:11; 2 Timothy 3:8] opposed them, seeking to turn [d] Acts 13:7, Acts 13:12 the proconsul away from the faith.
9 But Saul, who was also called Paul, [e] Acts 4:8 filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him
10 and said, “You [f] See Matthew 13:38 son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and [g] [Acts 18:14] villainy, will you not stop [h] Micah 3:9 making crooked [i] Hosea 14:9; 2 Peter 2:15; [Acts 18:25-26] the straight paths of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, [j] Acts 11:21; Exodus 9:3; 1 Samuel 5:6-7, 1 Samuel 5:11; Psalms 32:4; [Hebrews 10:31; 1 Peter 5:6] the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking [k] [Acts 9:8; Acts 22:11] people to lead him by the hand.
12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at [l] [Acts 13:49; Acts 15:35] the teaching of the Lord.
Paul and Barnabas at Antioch in Pisidia
13 Now Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And [m] Acts 13:5 John left them and returned [n] Acts 12:12 to Jerusalem,
14 but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And [o] Acts 13:42, Acts 13:44; Acts 16:13; Acts 17:2; Acts 18:4 on the Sabbath day [p] See Acts 13:5 they went into the synagogue and sat down.
15 After [q] Acts 15:21 the reading from [r] See Luke 16:16 the Law and the Prophets, [s] See Mark 5:22 the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any [t] Hebrews 13:22 word of encouragement for the people, say it.”
16 So Paul stood up, and [u] See Acts 12:17 motioning with his hand said: “Men of Israel and [v] Acts 13:26; Acts 10:2, Acts 10:22 you who fear God, listen.
17 [w] See Matthew 15:31 The God of this people Israel [x] Deuteronomy 7:6-8 chose our fathers and [y] Numbers 24:7 made the people great [z] Acts 7:17; Exodus 1:1, Exodus 1:7, Exodus 1:12; Psalms 105:23-24 during their stay in the land of Egypt, and [a] Exodus 6:6; Exodus 13:14, Exodus 13:16 with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
18 And for about [b] See Acts 7:36 forty years [c] [Deuteronomy 9:5-24] he put up with [xr]) them in the wilderness.
19 And [d] See Acts 7:45 after destroying [e] Deuteronomy 7:1 seven nations in the land of Canaan, [f] Joshua 14:1-2; Joshua 19:51; Psalms 78:55; Psalms 136:21-22 he gave them their land as an inheritance.
20 All this took about 450 years. And after that [g] Judges 2:16; Judges 3:9 he gave them judges until [h] See Acts 3:24 Samuel the prophet.
21 Then [i] 1 Samuel 8:5; 1 Samuel 10:1 they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul [j] 1 Samuel 9:1-2 the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
22 And [k] 1 Samuel 15:23, 1 Samuel 15:26, 1 Samuel 15:28; 1 Samuel 16:1; [Hosea 13:11] when he had removed him, [l] 1 Samuel 16:13; 2 Samuel 2:4; 2 Samuel 5:3 he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, [m] Cited from Psalms 89:20 ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse [n] Acts 7:46; Cited from 1 Samuel 13:14 a man after my heart, [o] Acts 13:36 who will do all my will.’
23 [p] See Matthew 1:1 Of this man’s offspring God has brought to Israel [q] See Luke 2:11 a Savior, Jesus, [r] Psalms 132:11; [Acts 13:32-33] as he promised.
24 Before his coming, [s] Acts 1:22; Matthew 3:1 John had proclaimed [t] Acts 19:4; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; [Acts 2:38; Matthew 3:11] a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
25 And as John was finishing his course, [u] John 1:20, John 1:27; [Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:7; Luke 3:16] he said, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’
26 “Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you [v] Acts 13:16 who fear God, to us has been sent [w] Acts 10:36; [Ephesians 1:13] the message of [x] [Acts 5:20]; See Acts 4:12 this salvation.
27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because [y] [2 Corinthians 3:14-15]; See Acts 3:17 they did not recognize him nor understand [z] Acts 13:15; [Acts 15:21] the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, [a] See Luke 24:20, Luke 24:26-27, Luke 24:44 fulfilled them by condemning him.
28 And [b] [Mark 14:55; Luke 23:22] though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, [c] Acts 2:23; Acts 3:14-15; Luke 23:23 they asked Pilate to have him executed.
29 And when [d] Luke 18:31; Luke 24:44; John 19:28, John 19:30, John 19:36-37 they had carried out all that was written of him, [e] Matthew 27:59-60; Mark 15:46; Luke 23:53; John 19:38, John 19:41-42 they took him down from [f] See Acts 5:30 the tree and laid him in a tomb.
30 But [g] See Acts 2:24 God raised him from the dead,
31 and for many days [h] See Acts 1:3 he appeared to those [i] Mark 15:41 who had come up with him [j] Acts 1:11; Acts 2:7 from Galilee to Jerusalem, [k] See Luke 24:48 who are now [l] See Acts 1:8 his witnesses to the people.
32 And we bring you the good news [m] Acts 26:6; Romans 4:13; Romans 15:8; Galatians 3:16; [Romans 9:4] that what God promised to the fathers,
33 [n] [Acts 13:23; Luke 1:69-73] this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm,
[o] Hebrews 1:5; Hebrews 5:5; Cited from Psalms 2:7 “ ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.’
34 And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, [p] Romans 6:9; [Hebrews 9:25-28] [q] Acts 13:35-37 no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way,
“ ‘I will give you [r] Cited from Isaiah 55:3 the holy and sure blessings of David.’
35 Therefore he says also in another psalm,
[s] Acts 2:27; Cited from Psalms 16:10 “ ‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’
36 For David, after he had [t] Acts 13:22; Acts 20:27 served the purpose of God in his own generation, [u] 2 Samuel 7:12; 1 Kings 2:10; [Acts 2:29] fell asleep and [v] Judges 2:10 was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,
37 but he whom [w] Acts 13:30 God raised up did not see corruption.
38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, [x] Luke 24:47; 1 John 2:12 that through this man [y] Acts 5:31 forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
39 and by him [z] Romans 3:28; See Acts 10:43 everyone who believes is freed [fn] from everything [a] Romans 2:13; Romans 3:20; Romans 8:3; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:11; Ephesians 2:9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5; [Hebrews 7:19] from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
40 Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:
41 [b] Cited from Habakkuk 1:5; [Isaiah 29:14] “ ‘Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.’ ”
42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath.
43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and [c] Acts 13:50; Acts 17:4, Acts 17:17; [Acts 16:14] devout [d] Acts 2:11; Acts 6:5; Matthew 23:15 converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them [e] [Jude 1:21] to continue in [f] Jude 1:4; See Acts 11:23 the grace of God.
44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
45 [g] [Acts 19:9] But [h] [1 Thessalonians 2:16] when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with [i] See Acts 5:17 jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, [j] Acts 18:6; Acts 26:11; 1 Timothy 1:20 reviling him.
46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God [k] Acts 13:5, Acts 13:14; See Acts 3:26 be spoken first to you. [l] See Matthew 21:43 Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves [m] See Matthew 22:8 unworthy of eternal life, behold, we [n] Acts 18:6; Acts 22:21; Acts 26:17-18, Acts 26:20; Acts 28:28; See Acts 9:15 are turning to the Gentiles.
47 [o] [Acts 11:18] For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,
[p] Cited from Isaiah 49:6; [Isaiah 45:22] “ ‘I have made you [q] Isaiah 42:6; Luke 2:32 a light for the Gentiles, that you may [r] [Acts 13:26; Acts 1:8] bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”
48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and [s] [2 Thessalonians 1:12] glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.
49 And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region.
50 [t] [Acts 14:2, Acts 14:19; Acts 17:5, Acts 17:13; Acts 18:12; Acts 20:3, Acts 20:19; Acts 21:27] But the Jews incited the devout [u] Acts 17:12 women of high standing and the leading men of the city, [v] 2 Timothy 3:11 stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and [w] 1 Thessalonians 2:15 drove them out of their district.
51 But they [x] Matthew 10:14; Mark 6:11; Luke 9:5; [Acts 18:6] shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
52 And the disciples were filled [y] [1 Thessalonians 1:6]; See Matthew 5:12; John 16:22 with joy and [z] See Acts 2:4 with the Holy Spirit.
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