Now there were in the church which was at Antioch prophets and doctors, among whom was Barnabas and Simon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene and Manahen who was the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them.
Then they fasting and praying and imposing their hands upon them, sent them away.
So they, being sent by the Holy Ghost, went to Seleucia: and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
And when they were come to Salamina, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John also in the ministry.
And when they had gone through the whole island, as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesu:
Who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, a prudent man. He, sending for Barnabas and Saul, desired to hear the word of God.
But Elymas the magician (for so his name is interpreted) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
Then Saul, otherwise Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost, looking upon him,
Said: O full of all guile and of all deceit, child of the devil, enemy of all justice, thou ceases not to pervert the right ways of the Lord.
And now behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee: and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. And immediately there fell a mist and darkness upon him: and going about, he sought some one to lead him by the hand.
Then the proconsul, when he had seen what was done, believed, admiring at the doctrine of the Lord.
Now when Paul and they that were with him had sailed from Paphos, they came to Perge in Pamphylia. And John departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.
But they, passing through Perge, came to Antioch in Pisidia: and, entering into the Synagogue on the sabbath day, they sat down.
And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying: Ye men, brethren, if you have any word of exhortation to make to the people, speak.
Then Paul rising up and with his hand bespeaking silence, said: Ye men of Israel and you that fear God, give ear.
The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers and exalted the people when they were sojourners in the land of Egypt: And with an high arm brought them out from thence:
And for the space of forty years endured their manners in the desert:
And, destroying seven nations in the land of Chaanan, divided their land among them by lot.
As it were, after four hundred and fifty years. And after these things, he gave unto them judges, until Samuel the prophet.
And after that they desired a king: and God gave them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, forty years.
And when he had removed him, he raised them up David to be king: to whom giving testimony, he said: I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man according to my own heart, who shall do all my wills.
Of this man’s seed, God, according to his promise, hath raised up to Israel a Saviour Jesus:
John first preaching, before his coming, the baptism of penance to all the people of Israel.
And when John was fulfilling his course, he said: I am not he whom you think me to be. But behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.