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Nowe there were in the Church that was at Antioch, certaine Prophets and teachers: as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had bene brought vp with Herod the Tetrarch, and Saul.
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As they ministred to the Lord, and fasted, the holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the worke whereunto I haue called them.
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And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their handes on them, they sent them away.
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So they being sent forth by the holy Ghost, departed vnto Seleucia, and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
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And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the Synagogues of the Iewes: and they had also Iohn to their Minister.
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And when they had gone thorow the Ile vnto Paphos, they found a certaine sorcerer, a false prophet, a Iewe, whose name was Bariesus:
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Which was with the deputie of the countrey Sergius Paulus, a prudent man: who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to heare the word of God.
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But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turne away the deputy from the faith.
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Then Saul (who also is called Paul) filled with the holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
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And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischiefe, thou child of the deuil, thou enemie of all righteousnesse, wilt thou not cease to peruert the right wayes of the Lord?
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And now behold, the hand of the Lord is vpon thee, & thou shalt be blind, not seeing the Sunne for a season.
And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkenes, and he went about, seeking some to lead him by the hand.
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Then the Deputie when he sawe what was done, beleeued, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
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Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and Iohn departing from them, returned to Hierusalem.
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But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sate downe.
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And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent vnto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye haue any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
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Then Paul stood vp, and beckning with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and ye that feare God, giue audience.
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The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arme brought he them out of it.
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And about the time of fourtie yeeres illeg.illeg.suffered he their maners in the wildernesse.
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And when he had destroyed seuen nations in the land of Chanaan, he diuided their land to them by lot:
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And after that he gaue vnto them iudges, about the space of foure hundred and fifty yeeres vntill Samuel the Prophet.
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And afterward they desired a King, and God gaue vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis, a man of the tribe of Beniamin, by the space of fourty yeres.
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And when he had remoued him, hee raised vp vnto them Dauid to be their king, to whom also he gaue testimonie, and said, I haue found Dauid the sonne of Iesse, a man after mine own heart, which shal fulfill all my wil.
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Of this mans seed hath God, according to his promise, raised vnto Israel a Sauiour, Iesus:
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When Iohn had first preached before his coming, the baptisme of repentance to all the people of Israel.
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And as Iohn fulfilled his course, he said, Whom thinke ye that I am?
I am not he.
But behold, there commeth one after me, whose shooes of his feete I am not worthy to loose.
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Men and brethren, children of the stocke of Abraham, and whosoeuer among you feareth God, to you is the word of this saluation sent.
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For they that dwell at Hierusalem, & their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the Prophets which are read euery Sabbath day, they haue fulfilled them in condemning him.
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And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slaine.
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And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they tooke him downe from the tree, and layd him in a Sepulchre.
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But God raised him fro the dead:
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And he was seene many dayes of them which came vp with him from Galilee to Hierusalem, who are his witnesses vnto the people.
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And we declare vnto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made vnto the fathers,
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God hath fulfilled the same vnto vs their children, in that he hath raised vp Iesus againe, as it is also written in the second Psalme: Thou art my Sonne, this day haue I begotten thee.
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And as concerning that he raised him vp from the dead, now no more to returne to corruption, he said on this wise, I will giue you the sure illeg.mercies of Dauid.
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Wherfore he saith also in another Psalme, Thou shalt not suffer thine holy one to see corruption.
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For Dauid after he had serued his owne generation by the will of God, fell on sleepe, and was laide vnto his fathers, and saw corruption:
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But hee whom God raised againe, saw no corruption.
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Be it knowen vnto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached vnto you the forgiuenesse of sinnes.
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And by him all that beleeue, are iustified from all things, from which ye could not be iustified by the Law of Moses.
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Beware therefore, least that come vpon you which is spoken of in the Prophets,
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Behold, yee despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I worke a worke in your dayes, a worke which you shall in no wise beleeue, though a man declare it vnto you.
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And when the Iewes were gone out of the Synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
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Now when the Congregation was broken vp, many of the Iewes, and religious Proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them, perswaded them to continue in the grace of God.
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And the next Sabbath day came almost the whole citie together to heare the word of God.
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But when the Iewes saw the multitudes, they were filled with enuie, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting, and blaspheming.
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Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first haue bene spoken to you: but seeing yee put it from you, and iudge your selues vnworthy of euerlasting life, loe, we turne to the Gentiles.
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For so hath the Lord comanded vs, saying, I haue set thee to bee a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for saluation vnto the ends of the earth.
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And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordeined to eternall life, beleeued.
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And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.
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But the Iewes stirred vp the deuout and honourable women, and the chiefe men of the citie, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
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But they shooke off the dust of their feete against them, and came vnto Iconium.
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And the disciples were filled with ioy, and with the holy Ghost.