When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God1 in the Jewish synagogues.2 John3 was with them as their helper.
They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer4 and false prophet5 named Bar-Jesus,
who was an attendant of the proconsul,6 Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God.
But Elymas the sorcerer7 (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul8 from the faith.99
Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit,10 looked straight at Elymas and said,
"You are a child of the devil11 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?1211
Now the hand of the Lord is against you.13 You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun."14 Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
When the proconsul15 saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.
From Paphos,16 Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia,17 where John18 left them to return to Jerusalem.
From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch.19 On the Sabbath20 they entered the synagogue21 and sat down.
After the reading from the Law22 and the Prophets, the synagogue rulers sent word to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak."