1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets
and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger,
and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up
with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost
said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I
have called them.
3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands
on them, they sent them away.
4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto
Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
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
6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they
found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name
7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus,
a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired
to hear the word of God.
8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation)
withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy
Ghost, set his eyes on him,
10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child
of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not
cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou
shalt be blind, not seeing 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, being
astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
13 Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came
to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned
14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in
Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and
15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers
of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren,
if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men
of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted
the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt,
and with an high arm brought he them out of it.
18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners
in the wilderness.
19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan,
he divided their land to them by lot.
20 And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of
four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
21 And afterward 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 forty years.
22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David
to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said,
I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart,
which shall fulfil all my will.
23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised
unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism
of repentance to all the people of Israel.
25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye
that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after
me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever
among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation
27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because
they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which
are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning
28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired
they Pilate that he should be slain.
29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him,
they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
30 But God raised him from the dead:
31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him
from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise
which was made unto the fathers,
33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that
he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the
second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now
no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will
give you the sure mercies of David.
35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the
will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and
37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through
this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things,
from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken
of in the prophets;
41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work
a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe,
though a man declare it unto you.
42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles
besought that these words might be preached to them the next
43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews
and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking
to them, persuaded 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 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with
envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul,
contradicting and blaspheming.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary
that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but
seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of
everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee
to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation
unto the ends of the earth.
48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified
the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal
49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the
50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women,
and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against
Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
51 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
1 And it came to
pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue
of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the
Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made
their minds evil affected against the brethren.
3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord,
which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted
signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with
the Jews, and part with the apostles.
5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and
also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully,
and to stone them,
6 They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities
of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
7 And there they preached the gospel.
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet,
being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and
perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he
leaped and walked.
11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up
their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are
come down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because
he was the chief speaker.
13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city,
brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done
sacrifice with the people.
14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they
rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men
of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should
turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven,
and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own
17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that
he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons,
filling our hearts with food and gladness.
18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people,
that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium,
who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him
out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose
up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with
Barnabas to Derbe.
21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had
taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium,
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them
to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation
enter into the kingdom of God.
23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and
had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on
whom they believed.
24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to
25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down
26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended
to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together,
they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had
opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.