Bible: Acts 13:4-12
Paul and Barnabas Preach in Cyprus
13:4 So Barnabas and Saul, 1 sent out by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia, 2 and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 3 13:5 When 4 they arrived 5 in Salamis, 6 they began to proclaim 7 the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. 8 (Now they also had John 9 as their assistant.) 10 13:6 When they had crossed over 11 the whole island as far as Paphos, 12 they found a magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus, 13 13:7 who was with the proconsul 14 Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. The proconsul 15 summoned 16 Barnabas and Saul and wanted to hear 17 the word of God. 13:8 But the magician Elymas 18 (for that is the way his name is translated) 19 opposed them, trying to turn the proconsul 20 away from the faith. 13:9 But Saul (also known as Paul), 21 filled with the Holy Spirit, 22 stared straight 23 at him 13:10 and said, “You who are full of all deceit and all wrongdoing, 24 you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness – will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 25 13:11 Now 26 look, the hand of the Lord is against 27 you, and you will be blind, unable to see the sun for a time!” Immediately mistiness 28 and darkness came over 29 him, and he went around seeking people 30 to lead him by the hand. 13:12 Then when the proconsul 31 saw what had happened, he believed, 32 because he was greatly astounded 33 at the teaching about 34 the Lord.