The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit,1 went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus.25
When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God3 in the Jewish synagogues.4 John5 was with them as their helper.
They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer6 and false prophet7 named Bar-Jesus,
who was an attendant of the proconsul,8 Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God.
But Elymas the sorcerer9 (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul10 from the faith.119
Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit,12 looked straight at Elymas and said,
"You are a child of the devil13 and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?1411
Now the hand of the Lord is against you.15 You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun."16 Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
When the proconsul17 saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.