Now the hand of the Lord is against you.1 You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun."2 Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
When the proconsul3 saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.
From Paphos,4 Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia,5 where John6 left them to return to Jerusalem.
From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch.7 On the Sabbath8 they entered the synagogue9 and sat down.
After the reading from the Law10 and the Prophets, the synagogue rulers sent word to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak."
Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand11 and said: "Men of Israel and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!
The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt, with mighty power he led them out of that country,1218
he endured their conducta13 for about forty years in the desert,1419
he overthrew seven nations in Canaan15 and gave their land to his people16 as their inheritance.1720
All this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges18 until the time of Samuel the prophet.1921
Then the people asked for a king,20 and he gave them Saul21 son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin,22 who ruled forty years.