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.

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