The Baptism of Repentance - Acts 13

Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch  certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that  was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which  had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.  

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy  Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work  whereunto I have called them. 

Acts 13:3 And when they had  fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent  them away.  

Acts 13:4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost,  departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to  Cyprus. 

Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they  preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews:  and they had also John to their minister. 

Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a  certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was  Bar-jesus: 

Acts 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the  country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for  Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.   

Acts 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by  interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the  deputy from the faith. 

Acts 13:9 Then Saul, (who also is  called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on  him, 

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all  mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all  righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways  of the Lord? 


Acts 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the  Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the  sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist  and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him  by the hand. 

Acts 13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what  was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the  Lord. 

Acts 13:13 Now when Paul and his company loosed  from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John  departing from them returned to Jerusalem.  

Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to  Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the  sabbath day, and sat down. 

Acts 13:15 And after the reading of  the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent  unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any  word of exhortation for the people, say on. 

Acts 13:16 Then  Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of  Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. 

Acts 13:17 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 arm brought he them out of it.  

Acts 13:18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their  manners in the wilderness. 

Acts 13:19 And when he had  destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided  their land to them by lot. 

Acts 13:20 And after that he gave  unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty  years, until Samuel the prophet. 

Acts 13:21 And afterward  they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of  Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty  years. 

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up  unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave  testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a  man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.  

Acts 13:23 Of this man’s seed hath God according to his  promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: 

Acts 13:24 When  John had first preached before his coming the baptism of  repentance to all the people of Israel. 

Acts 13:25 And as John  fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am  not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose  shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. 

Acts 13:26 Men  and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and  whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of  this salvation sent. 

Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem,  and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the  voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day,  they have fulfilled them in condemning him. 

Acts 13:28  And though they found no cause of death in him, yet  desired they Pilate that he should be slain. 

Acts 13:29 And  when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they  took him down from the tree, and laid him in a  sepulchre. 

Acts 13:30 But God raised him from the dead:  

Acts 13:31 And he was seen many days of them which came  up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his  witnesses unto the people. 

Acts 13:32 And we declare unto  you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made  unto the fathers, 

Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled the same unto  us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it  is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this  day have I begotten thee. 

Acts 13:34 And as concerning that he  raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to  corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure  mercies of David. 

Acts 13:35 Wherefore he saith also in  another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see  corruption. 

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own  generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid  unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 

Acts 13:37 But he, whom  God raised again, saw no corruption.   

Acts 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and  brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the  forgiveness of sins: 

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are  justified from all things, from which ye could not be  justified by the law of Moses. 

Acts 13:40 Beware therefore,  lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;  

Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I  work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise  believe, though a man declare it unto you. 

Acts 13:42 And  when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles  besought that these words might be preached to them the  next sabbath. 

Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was  broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes  followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them,  persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.  

Acts 13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole  city together to hear the word of God. 

Acts 13:45 But when the  Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and  spake against those things which were spoken by Paul,  contradicting and blaspheming. 

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and  Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the  word of God should first have been spoken to you: but  seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of  everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 

Acts 13:47 For so  hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be  a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation  unto the ends of the earth. 

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles  heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the  Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.  

Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord was published  throughout all the region. 

Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up  the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the  city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and  expelled them out of their coasts. 

Acts 13:51 But they shook  off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto  Iconium. 

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy,  and with the Holy Ghost.  KJV