and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?
And now listen—the hand of the Lord is against you, and you will be blind for a while, unable to see the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he went about groping for someone to lead him by the hand.
When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.
Then Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John, however, left them and returned to Jerusalem;
but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it."
So Paul stood up and with a gesture began to speak: "You Israelites, a and others who fear God, listen.
The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
For about forty years he put up with b them in the wilderness.
After he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance
for about four hundred fifty years. After that he gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel.
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