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Acts 13

NIRV 1 In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers. Among them were Barnabas, Simeon, and Lucius from Cyrene. Simeon was also called Niger. Another was Manaen. He had been brought up with Herod, the ruler of Galilee. Saul was among them too. NIV 1 In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. NIRV 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke. "Set apart Barnabas and Saul for me," he said. "I have appointed them to do special work." NIV 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." NIRV 3 The prophets and teachers fasted and prayed. They placed their hands on Barnabas and Saul. Then they sent them off. NIV 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. NIRV 4 Barnabas and Saul were sent on their way by the Holy Spirit. They went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus. NIV 4 The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. NIRV 5 They arrived at Salamis. There they preached God's word in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper. NIV 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper. NIRV 6 They traveled all across the island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jew named Bar-Jesus. He was an evil magician and a false prophet. NIV 6 They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, NIRV 7 He was an attendant of Sergius Paulus, the governor. Paulus was a man of understanding. He sent for Barnabas and Saul. He wanted to hear God's word. NIV 7 who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. NIRV 8 But Elymas, the evil magician, opposed them. The name Elymas means "magician." He tried to keep the governor from becoming a believer. NIV 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. NIRV 9 Saul was also known as Paul. He was filled with the Holy Spirit. He looked straight at Elymas. He said to him, NIV 9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, NIRV 10 "You are a child of the devil! You are an enemy of everything that is right! You cheat people. You use all kinds of tricks. Won't you ever stop twisting the right ways of the Lord? NIV 10 "You are a child of the devil 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? NIRV 11 Now the Lord's hand is against you. You are going to go blind. You won't be able to see the light of the sun for a while." Right away mist and darkness came over him. He tried to feel his way around. He wanted to find someone to lead him by the hand. NIV 11 Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. NIRV 12 When the governor saw what had happened, he believed. He was amazed at what Paul was teaching about the Lord. NIV 12 When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord. NIRV 13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia. There John left them and returned to Jerusalem. NIV 13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem. NIRV 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath day they entered the synagogue and sat down. NIV 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. NIRV 15 The Law and the Prophets were read aloud. Then the synagogue rulers sent word to Paul and his companions. They said, "Brothers, do you have a message of hope for the people? If you do, please speak." NIV 15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue rulers sent word to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak." NIRV 16 Paul stood up and motioned with his hand. Then he said, "Men of Israel, and you non-Jews who worship God, listen to me! NIV 16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: "Men of Israel and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me! NIRV 17 The God of Israel chose our people who lived long ago. He blessed them greatly while they were in Egypt. With his mighty power he led them out of that country. NIV 17 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, NIRV 18 He put up with them for about 40 years in the desert. NIV 18 he endured their conduct for about forty years in the desert, NIRV 19 He destroyed seven nations in Canaan. Then he gave the land to his people as their rightful share. NIV 19 he overthrew seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to his people as their inheritance. NIRV 20 All of this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet. NIV 20 All this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet. NIRV 21 Then the people asked for a king. He gave them Saul, son of Kish. Saul was from the tribe of Benjamin. He ruled for 40 years. NIV 21 Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years. NIRV 22 God removed him and made David their king. Here is God's witness about him. 'David, son of Jesse, is a man dear to my heart,' he said. 'He will do everything I want him to do.' NIV 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.' NIRV 23 "From this man's family line God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus. This is what he had promised. NIV 23 "From this man's descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised. NIRV 24 Before Jesus came, John preached that we should turn away from our sins and be baptized. He preached this to all Israel. NIV 24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel. NIRV 25 John was coming to the end of his work. 'Who do you think I am?' he said. 'I am not the one you are looking for. No, he is coming after me. I am not good enough to untie his sandals.' NIV 25 As John was completing his work, he said: 'Who do you think I am? I am not that one. No, but he is coming after me, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.' NIRV 26 "Listen, brothers, you children of Abraham! Listen, you non-Jews who worship God! This message of salvation has been sent to us. NIV 26 "Brothers, children of Abraham, and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent. NIRV 27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus. By finding him guilty, they made the prophets' words come true. These are read every Sabbath day. NIV 27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. NIRV 28 The people and their rulers had no reason at all for sentencing Jesus to death. But they asked Pilate to have him killed. NIV 28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. NIRV 29 They did everything that had been written about Jesus. Then they took him down from the cross. They laid him in a tomb. NIV 29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. NIRV 30 But God raised him from the dead. NIV 30 But God raised him from the dead, NIRV 31 For many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. Now they are his witnesses to our people. NIV 31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people. NIRV 32 "We are telling you the good news. What God promised our people long ago NIV 32 "We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers NIRV 33 he has done for us, their children. He has raised up Jesus. This is what is written in the second Psalm. It says, " 'You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.' (Psalm 2:7) NIV 33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: " 'You are my Son; today I have become your Father. ' NIRV 34 God raised Jesus from the dead. He will never rot in the grave. This is what is written in Scripture. It says, " 'Holy and sure blessings were promised to David. I will give them to you.' (Isaiah 55:3) NIV 34 The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words: " 'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.' NIRV 35 In another place it says, " 'You will not let your Holy One rot away.' (Psalm 16:10) NIV 35 So it is stated elsewhere: " 'You will not let your Holy One see decay.' NIRV 36 "David carried out God's purpose while he lived. Then he died. He was buried with his people. His body rotted away. NIV 36 "For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. NIRV 37 But the One whom God raised from the dead did not rot away. NIV 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. NIRV 38 "My brothers, here is what I want you to know. I announce to you that your sins can be forgiven because of what Jesus has done. NIV 38 "Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. NIRV 39 Through him everyone who believes is made right with God. Moses' law could not make you right in God's eyes. NIV 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. NIRV 40 Be careful! Don't let what the prophets spoke about happen to you. They said, NIV 40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you: NIRV 41 " 'Look, you who make fun of the truth! Wonder and die! I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe. You wouldn't believe it even if someone told you.' " (Habakkuk 1:5) NIV 41 " 'Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you.' " NIRV 42 Paul and Barnabas started to leave the synagogue. The people invited them to say more about these things on the next Sabbath day. NIV 42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. NIRV 43 The people were told they could leave the service. Many Jews followed Paul and Barnabas. Many non-Jews who faithfully worshiped the God of the Jews did the same. Paul and Barnabas talked with them. They tried to get them to keep living in God's grace. NIV 43 When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God. NIRV 44 On the next Sabbath day, almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. NIV 44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. NIRV 45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they became very jealous. They said evil things against what Paul was saying. NIV 45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying. NIRV 46 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly. "We had to speak God's word to you first," they said. "But you don't accept it. You don't think you are good enough for eternal life. So now we are turning to those who aren't Jews. NIV 46 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. NIRV 47 This is what the Lord has commanded us to do. He said, " 'I have made you a light for those who aren't Jews. You will bring salvation to the whole earth.' " (Isaiah 49:6) NIV 47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: " 'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.' " NIRV 48 When the non-Jews heard this, they were glad. They honored the word of the Lord. All who were appointed for eternal life believed. NIV 48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. NIRV 49 The word of the Lord spread through the whole area. NIV 49 The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. NIRV 50 But the Jews stirred up the important women who worshiped God. They also stirred up the men who were leaders in the city. They tried to get them to attack Paul and Barnabas. They threw them out of that area. NIV 50 But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. NIRV 51 Paul and Barnabas didn't like this. So they shook the dust from their feet. They went on to Iconium. NIV 51 So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. NIRV 52 The believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. NIV 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.