Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit,1 looked straight at Elymas and said,
"You are a child of the devil2 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?311
Now the hand of the Lord is against you.4 You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun."5 Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
When the proconsul6 saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.
From Paphos,7 Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia,8 where John9 left them to return to Jerusalem.
From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch.10 On the Sabbath11 they entered the synagogue12 and sat down.
After the reading from the Law13 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 hand14 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,1518
he endured their conducta16 for about forty years in the desert,1719
he overthrew seven nations in Canaan18 and gave their land to his people19 as their inheritance.20