But when 1the Jewssaw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the thingsspoken by Paul, and were ablaspheming.
46Paul and Barnabasspoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you 2first ; since you repudiate it and judgeyourselvesunworthy of eternallife, behold, 3we are turning to the Gentiles.
"For so the Lord has commanded us, '4I HAVE PLACED YOU AS A 5LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, THAT YOU MAY bBRINGSALVATION TO THE END OF THE EARTH.' "
When the Gentilesheard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying6the word of cthe Lord ; and as many as 7had beenappointed to eternallifebelieved.