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Acts 13

NLT 1 Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called “the black man” ), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas ), and Saul. 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. NLT 2 One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” 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." NLT 3 So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way. NIV 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. NLT 4 So Barnabas and Saul were sent out by the Holy Spirit. They went down to the seaport of Seleucia and then sailed for the island of 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. NLT 5 There, in the town of Salamis, they went to the Jewish synagogues and preached the word of God. John Mark went with them as their assistant. NIV 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper. NLT 6 Afterward they traveled from town to town across the entire island until finally they reached Paphos, where they met a Jewish sorcerer, a false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 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, NLT 7 He had attached himself to the governor, Sergius Paulus, who was an intelligent man. The governor invited Barnabas and Saul to visit him, for he wanted to hear the word of God. 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. NLT 8 But Elymas, the sorcerer (as his name means in Greek), interfered and urged the governor to pay no attention to what Barnabas and Saul said. He was trying to keep the governor from believing. NIV 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. NLT 9 Saul, also known as Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he looked the sorcerer in the eye. NIV 9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, NLT 10 Then he said, “You son of the devil, full of every sort of deceit and fraud, and enemy of all that is good! Will you never stop perverting the true 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? NLT 11 Watch now, for the Lord has laid his hand of punishment upon you, and you will be struck blind. You will not see the sunlight for some time.” Instantly mist and darkness came over the man’s eyes, and he began groping around begging for someone to take his hand and lead him. 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. NLT 12 When the governor saw what had happened, he became a believer, for he was astonished at the 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. NLT 13 Paul and his companions then left Paphos by ship for Pamphylia, landing at the port town of Perga. There John Mark 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. NLT 14 But Paul and Barnabas traveled inland to Antioch of Pisidia. On the Sabbath they went to the synagogue for the services. NIV 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. NLT 15 After the usual readings from the books of Moses and the prophets, those in charge of the service sent them this message: “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, come and give it.” 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." NLT 16 So Paul stood, lifted his hand to quiet them, and started speaking. “Men of Israel,” he said, “and you God-fearing Gentiles, 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! NLT 17 “The God of this nation of Israel chose our ancestors and made them multiply and grow strong during their stay in Egypt. Then with a powerful arm he led them out of their slavery. 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, NLT 18 He put up with them through forty years of wandering in the wilderness. NIV 18 he endured their conduct for about forty years in the desert, NLT 19 Then he destroyed seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to Israel as an inheritance. NIV 19 he overthrew seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to his people as their inheritance. NLT 20 All this took about 450 years. “After that, God gave them judges to rule 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. NLT 21 Then the people begged for a king, and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty 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. NLT 22 But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. 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.' NLT 23 “And it is one of King David’s descendants, Jesus, who is God’s promised Savior of Israel! NIV 23 "From this man's descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised. NLT 24 Before he came, John the Baptist preached that all the people of Israel needed to repent of their sins and turn to God and be baptized. NIV 24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel. NLT 25 As John was finishing his ministry he asked, ‘Do you think I am the Messiah? No, I am not! But he is coming soon—and I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the sandals on his feet.’ 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.' NLT 26 “Brothers—you sons of Abraham, and also you God-fearing Gentiles—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. NLT 27 The people in Jerusalem and their leaders did not recognize Jesus as the one the prophets had spoken about. Instead, they condemned him, and in doing this they fulfilled the prophets’ words that are read every Sabbath. 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. NLT 28 They found no legal reason to execute him, but they asked Pilate to have him killed anyway. NIV 28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. NLT 29 “When they had done all that the prophecies said about him, they took him down from the cross and placed 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. NLT 30 But God raised him from the dead! NIV 30 But God raised him from the dead, NLT 31 And over a period of many days he appeared to those who had gone with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to the people of Israel. 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. NLT 32 “And now we are here to bring you this Good News. The promise was made to our ancestors, NIV 32 "We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers NLT 33 and God has now fulfilled it for us, their descendants, by raising Jesus. This is what the second psalm says about Jesus: ‘You are my Son. Today I have become your Father. ’ 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. ' NLT 34 For God had promised to raise him from the dead, not leaving him to rot in the grave. He said, ‘I will give you the sacred blessings I promised to David.’ 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.' NLT 35 Another psalm explains it more fully: ‘You will not allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.’ NIV 35 So it is stated elsewhere: " 'You will not let your Holy One see decay.' NLT 36 This is not a reference to David, for after David had done the will of God in his own generation, he died and was buried with his ancestors, and his body decayed. 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. NLT 37 No, it was a reference to someone else—someone whom God raised and whose body did not decay. NIV 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. NLT 38 “Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. NIV 38 "Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. NLT 39 Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do. NIV 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. NLT 40 Be careful! Don’t let the prophets’ words apply to you. For they said, NIV 40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you: NLT 41 ‘Look, you mockers, be amazed and die! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.’ ” 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.' " NLT 42 As Paul and Barnabas left the synagogue that day, the people begged them to speak about these things again the next week. NIV 42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. NLT 43 Many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, and the two men urged them to continue to rely on the grace of God. 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. NLT 44 The following week almost the entire city turned out to hear them preach the word of the Lord. NIV 44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. NLT 45 But when some of the Jews saw the crowds, they were jealous; so they slandered Paul and argued against whatever he said. NIV 45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying. NLT 46 Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and declared, “It was necessary that we first preach the word of God to you Jews. But since you have rejected it and judged yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we will offer it to the Gentiles. 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. NLT 47 For the Lord gave us this command when he said, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.’ ” 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.' " NLT 48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were very glad and thanked the Lord for his message; and all who were chosen for eternal life became believers. 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. NLT 49 So the Lord’s message spread throughout that region. NIV 49 The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. NLT 50 Then the Jews stirred up the influential religious women and the leaders of the city, and they incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town. 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. NLT 51 So they shook the dust from their feet as a sign of rejection and went to the town of Iconium. NIV 51 So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. NLT 52 And 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.