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Chapter 13


Update:  2024.05.11


Acts 13:1 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) there were being (ēsan) in (en) Antioch (Antiocheia), down in (kata) the (tēn) assembly (ekklēsian) being (ousan) [there, AE], prophets (prophētai) and (kai) teachers (didaskaloi);


both (te) the (ho) Barnabas (Barnabas) and (kai) Simeon (Sumeōn), the one (ho) being called aloud (kaloumenos) Niger (Niger), and (kai) Lucius (Loukios) the (ho) Cyrenian (Kurēnaios), and (te) Manaen (Manaēn), one nursed together with (suntrophos) Herod (Hērōdou) the (tou) tetrarch (tetraarchou), and (kai) Saul (Saulos).


Acts 13:2 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of them (autōn) giving liturgical service (leitourgountōn) to the (tō) Lord (kuriō), and (kai) fasting (nēsteuontōn), the (to) Spirit (pneuma), the (to) holy one (hagion), enunciated (eipen), “By all means (dē) segregate away (aphorisate) for me (moi) Barnabas (Barnaban) and (kai) Saul (Saulon) into (eis) the (to) work (ergon) for which (ho) I have caused myself to call them aloud (proskeklēmai autous).”


Acts 13:3 (LIT/UBS4) Then (tote) they having fasted (nēsteusantes), and (kai) they having caused themselves to be well-thankful to4336 (proseuxamenoi) [God, AE], and (kai) they having put upon (epithentes) [Barnabas and Saul, v2, RE] the (tas) hands (cheiras) for them (autois), they sent [them, RE] away (apelusan).


Acts 13:4 (LIT/UBS4) Therefore (oun), of them (autoi) truly (men) having been sent out (ekpemphthentes) under (hupo) [authority, AE] of the (tou) holy (hagiou) Spirit (pneumatos), they went down (katēlthon) into (eis) Seleucia (Seleukeian).


And (kai) from there (ekeithen) they sailed away (apepleusan) into (eis) Cyprus (Kupron).


Acts 13:5 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) they having caused themselves to become (genomenoi) in (en) Salamis (Salamini), they were reporting down (katēngellon) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou) in (en) the (tais) synagogues (sunagōgais) of the (tōn) Judeans (Ioudaiōn).


But (de) they had (eichon) John (Iōannēn) also (kai) [as, AE] [an] under-oarsman (hupēretēn).


Acts 13:6 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) they having come through (diethontes) [the] whole (holēn) of the (tēn) island (nēson) unto (achri) Paphos (Paphou), they found (heuron) [a] certain (tina) male (andra), [a] magi (magon), [a] false prophet (pseudoprophētēn), [a] Judean (Ioudaion), to whom (hō) [was being] [the] name (onoma) of Bar-Jesus (Bariēsou),


Acts 13:7 (LIT/UBS4) who (hos) was being (ēn) together with (sun) the (tō) proconsul (anthupatō) Sergius (Sergiō) Paulus (Paulō), [an] intelligent (sunetō) male (andri).


This one (houtos), having caused himself to call aloud to (proskalesamenos) Barnabas (Barnaban) and (kai) Saul (Saulon), he searched (epezētēsen) to hear (akousai) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou).


Acts 13:8 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Elymas (Elumas), the (ho) Magi (magos), was causing himself to stand opposed (anthistato) to them (autois), (because (gar) thusly (houtōs) [is] the (to) name (onama) of him (autou) with interpretation (methermēneuetai)), searching (zētōn) to thoroughly twist (diastrepsai) the (ton) proconsul (anthupaton) from (apo) the (tēs) belief (pisteōs).


Acts 13:9 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Saul (Saulos), the one (ho) [being] Paul (Paulos) also (kai), he having been filled of holy (hagiou) Spirit (Pneumatos), he having gazed intently (atenisas) into (eis) him (auton),


Acts 13:10 (LIT/UBS4) he enunciated (eipen), “Oh one (ō) full (plērēs) of every (pantos) deceit (dolou), and (kai) of every (pasēs) reckless thing (rhadiourgias), son (huei) of the diabolical one (diabolou), hater (echthre) of all (pasēs) righteousness (dikaiosunēs), shall you absolutely not cause yourself to pause (ou pausē) [from, AE] thoroughly twisting (diastrephōn) the (tas) ways (hodous), the (tas) straight (eutheias) [ways, RE] of the (tou) Lord (kuriou)!?


Acts 13:11 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) now (nun), behold (idou), [a] hand (cheir) of [the] Lord (kuriou) [is] upon (epi) you (se), and (kai) you shalt be (esē) [a] blind one (tuphlos), not (mē) seeing (blepōn) the (ton) sun (hēlion) until (achri) [a] time (kairou)!”


And (te) [a] particular (parachrēma) dimness (achlus) and (kai) darkness (skotos) fell (epesen) upon (ep’) him (auton).


And (kai) going around (periagōn), he was searching (ezētei) for ones to lead him by the hand (cheiragōgous).


Acts 13:12 (LIT/UBS4) Then (tote) the (ho) proconsul (anthupatos), having seen (idōn) the (to) [enunciation of Paul, v10, RE] having come to pass (gegonos), he believed (episteusen), being knocked out1605 (ekplēssomenos) over (epi) the (tē) orthodoxy (didachē) of the (tou) Lord (kuriou)!


Acts 13:13 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) they having been led up (anachthentes) from (apo) the (tēs) Paphos (Paphou), the ones (hoi) around (peri) Paul (Paulon), they came (ēlthon) into (eis) Perga (Pergēn) of the (tēs) Pamphylia (Pamphulias).


But (de) John (Iōannēs) having departed away (apochōrēsas) from (ap’) them (autōn) he returned (hupestrepsen) into (eis) Jerusalem (Hierosoluma).


Acts 13:14 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) they having come through (dielthontes) from (apo) the (tēs) Perga (Pergēs), they caused themselves to come alongside (paregenonto) into (eis) Antioch (Antiocheian) of the (tēn) Pisidia (Pisidian).


And (kai) they having entered in (eiselthontes) into (eis) the (tēn) synagogue (sunagōgēn) for the (tē) day (hēmera) of the (tōn) sabbath (sabbatōn), they sat down (ekathisan).


Acts 13:15 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) with (meta) [the passing, AE] of the (tēn) reading up (anagnōsin) of the (tou) law (nomou) and (kai) the (tōn) prophets (prophētōn), the (hoi) chief ones of the synagogue (archisunagōgoi) sent (apesteilan) to (pros) them (autous), saying (legontes), “Males (andres), brothers (adelphoi), if (ei) there is (estin) any (tis) word (logos) of consolation (paraklēseōs) toward (pros) the (ton) people (laon), say (legete) [it, AE].”


Acts 13:16 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Paul (Paulos) having stood up (anastas), and (kai) he having waved down (kataseisas) the (tē) hand (cheiri), he enunciated (eipen), “Males (andres), Israelites (Israēlitai), and (kai) the ones (hoi) causing yourselves to fear (phoboumenoi) the (ton) God (theon), hear (akousate).


Acts 13:17 (LIT/UBS4) The (ho) God (theos) of the (tou) people (laou) of this (toutou), of Israel (Israēl), he caused himself to call out (exelexato) the (tous) fathers (pateras) of us (hēmōn).


And (kai) he set the people above5312 (hupsōsen ton laon) in (en) the (tē) side-housing (paroikia) [of them, AE] in (en) [the] land (gē) of Egypt (Aiguptou).


And (kai) with (meta) [a] high arm (hupsēlou brachionos) he led them out (exēgagen autous) out (ex) of it (autēs).


Acts 13:18 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) as (hōs) of forty years (tesserakontaetē) of time (chronon) he carried them in the way (etropophorēsen autous), in (en) the (tē) desolate place (erēmō).


Acts 13:19 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he having seized down (kathelōn) seven (hepta) ethnic groups (ethnē) in (en) [the] land (gē) of Canaan (Chanaan), he gave allotments (kateklēronomēsen) of the (tēn) land (gēn) of them (autōn) [to the people of Israel, v17, RE],


Acts 13:20 (LIT/UBS4) as (hōs) for four hundreds (tetrakosiois) and (kai) fifty (pentēkonta) years (etesin).


And (kai) with (meta) [the passing, AE] of these things (tauta) he gave (edōken) [to the people of Israel, v17, RE] judges (kritas) until (heōs) Samuel (Samouēl) the (tou) prophet (prophētou).


Acts 13:21 (LIT/UBS4) And from there (kakeithen) they caused themselves to request (ētēsanto) [a] king (basilea), and (kai) the (ho) God (theos) gave (edōken) to them (autois) the (ton) Saul (Saoul), [a] son (huion) of Kis (kis), [a] male (andra) out (ek) [of the] tribe (phulēs) of Benjamin (Beniamin).


Acts 13:22 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) [as, v20, RE] of forty (tesserakonta) years (etē) he having stood with (metastēsas) him (auton), he awoke (ēgeiren) the (ton) David (Dauid) for them (autois) into (eis) [being] [a] king (basilea);


to whom (hō) he enunciated (eipen) also (kai), he having witnessed (marturēsas), 'I found (heuron) David (Dauid), the one (ton) of Jesse (Iessai), [a] male (andra) down according to (kata) the (tēn) heart (kardian) of me (mou);


one who (hos) shall do (poiēsei) all (panta) of the (ta) desires (thelēmata) of me (mou).'


Acts 13:23 (LIT/UBS4) From (apo) the (tou) seed/sperm (spermatos) of this one (toutou), down according to (kat’) [the] promise (epangelian), the (ho) God (theos) led (ēgagen) to the (tō) Israel (Israēl) [a] savior4990 (sōtēra), Jesus (Iēsoun);


(Both the God and his son Christ Jesus are referred to as saviors by the apostles. The clear distinction the holy scriptures make between the roles of the two is that the God prepared the plan and the schematic for our salvation (Heb. 3:1-4; Rom. 3:23-25; Eph. 1:7-9; Luke 1:47; 1 Tim. 1:1, 2:3, 4:10; 2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 1:2-3, 2:10, 3:4; Jude 1:25, Rev. 7:10), while Christ Jesus, who caused himself to follow God’s plan and schematic, caused himself to become God’s enabling one, or instrument of our salvation (Heb. 5:9; Luke 2:11; John 4:42; Acts 5:31, 13:23; Eph. 5:23; Phil. 3:20; 2 Tim. 1:10; Tit. 1:2-4, 2:13, 3:6; 2 Pet. 1:1, 1:11, 2:20, 3:2, 18; 1 John 4:14).


Acts 13:24 (LIT/UBS4) John (Iōannou) having preached before (prokēruxantos), before (pro) [the] face (prosōpou) of the (tēs) entrance (eisodou) of him (autou), [a] baptism (baptisma) of repentance (metanoias) to all (panti) the (tō) people (laō) of Israel (Israēl).


Acts 13:25 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) as (hōs) John (Iōannēs) was fulfilling (eplērou) the (ton) course (dromon), he was saying (elegen), 'Whom (ti) you suspect (huponoeite) me (eme) to be (einai) I (egō) am (eimi) absolutely not (ouk)


BUT (all’), behold (idou), he causes himself to come (erchetai) with (met’) [the passing, AE] of me (eme), of whom (hou) I am (eimi) absolutely not (ouk) [a] worthy one (axios) to let loose (lusai) the (to) under-binding (hupodēma) of the feet (podōn) [of him, AE]!'


Acts 13:26 (LIT/UBS4) Males (andres), brothers (adelphoi), sons (huioi) of [the] genus (genous) of Abraham (Abraam), and (kai) the ones (hoi) among (en) you (humin) causing yourselves to fear (phoboumenoi) the (ton) God (theon), the (ho) Word (logos) of the (tēs) wholeness (sōtērias) of this (tautēs) was sent out (exapestalē) to us (hēmin).


Acts 13:27 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the ones (hoi) homing-down (katoikountes) in (en) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm) and (kai) the (hoi) chief ones (archontes) of them (autōn), they having been ignorant ones (agnoēsantes) of this one (touton) and (kai) of the (tas) voices (phōnas) of the (tōn) prophets (prophētōn), the ones (tas) being read up (anaginōskomena) down (kata) every (pan) sabbath day (sabbaton), they having judged (krinantes) [this one, RE], they fulfilled (eplērōsan) [the voices of the prophets, RE]!


Acts 13:28 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) they having found (heurontes) [of this one, v27, RE] but not one (mēdemian) cause (aitian) for death (thanatou), they caused themselves to request (ētēsanto) of Pilate (Pilaton) to annihilate (anairethēnai) him (auton).


Acts 13:29 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) as (hōs) [the ones homing down in Jerusalem and the chief ones, v27, RE] completed (etelesan) all (panta) the things (ta) having been written (gegrammena) about (peri) him (autou), [Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, John 19:38-40, RE] having seized [him, RE] down (kathelontes) from (apo) the (tou) tree (xulou), they put (ethēkan) [him, RE] into (eis) [a] memorial (mnēmeion).


Acts 13:30 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) God (theos) awoke (ēgeiren) him (auton) out of (ek) dead ones (nekrōn)!


Acts 13:31 (LIT/UBS4) one who (hos) was gazed at (ōphthē) over (epi) many (pleious) days (hēmeras) [by, AE] the ones (tois) having walked up together with (sunanabasin) him (autō) from (apo) Galilee (Galilaias) into (eis) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm);


ones who (hoitines) are (eisin) now (nun) witnesses (martures) of him (autou) to (pros) the (ton) people (laon).


Acts 13:32 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) we (hēmeis) cause ourselves to evangelize (euangelizometha) to you (humas) the (tēn) promise (epangelian) to (pros) the (tous) fathers (pateras) having caused itself to come to pass (genomenēn);


Acts Acts 13:33 (LIT/UBS4) because (hoti) the (ho) God (theos) has fulfilled out (ekpeplērōken) this (tautēn) [promise, v32, RE] to the (tois) ones born (teknois) of them (autōn), to us (hēmin), he having stood up (anastēsas) Jesus (Iēsoun);


and (kai) as (hōs) in (en) the (tō) psalm (psalmō), the (tō) second (deutēro) [psalm, RE], it has been written (gegraptai), 'You (su) are (ei) [a] son (huios) of me (mou)


Today (sēmeron) I (egō) have generated (gegennēka) you (se).'


(For who caused himself to become the firstborn son of God, see 2 Sam. 7:14; *Psalm 2:7; Jer. 31:33; Ezek. 11:20; Mat. 3:*13-17, 17:5; Mark 1:9-*11, 9:*7; Luke 3:*21-*22; John 1:26-34, 3:1-7; Acts 13:33; Heb. 1:*5, 5:*5, 8:*10, 12:23; 2 Pet. 1:*16-18; Rev. 21:*3, *7.)


Acts 13:34 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) that (hoti) he stood him up (anestēsen auton) out (ek) of dead ones (nekrōn), he no longer yet (mēketi) being about (mellonta) to return (hupostrephein) into (eis) [a] thorough disintegration (diaphthoran), thusly (houtōs) he has stated (eirēken), that (hoti), 'I shall give (dōsō) to you (humin) the (ta) dedicated things (hosia) of David (Dauid), the (ta) believable things (pista).'


(See Isa. 55:3)


Acts 13:35 (LIT/UBS4) Through the reason that (dioti) in (en) another (heterō) [psalm, v33, RE] also (kai) he says (legei), 'You shall absolutely not give (ou dōseis) the (ton) dedicated one (hosion) of you (sou) to see (idein) [a] thorough disintegration (diaphthoran).'


(See Psalm 16:10)


Acts 13:36 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) David (Dauid), truly (men) he having under-oared (hupēretēsas) for his own (idia) generation (genea) for the (tē) counsel (boulē) of the (tou) God (theou), he was caused to rest (ekoimēthē).


And (kai) he was added (prosetethē) to (pros) the (tous) fathers (pateras) of him (autou), and (kai) he saw (eiden) [a] thorough disintegration (diaphthoran).


Acts 13:37 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) whom (hon) the (ho) God (theos) awoke (ēgeiren), he absolutely did not see (eiden) [a] thorough disintegration (diaphthoran)!


(For what the God planned before ages of times, and promised to the Word before it became flesh, that God would not allow his body, after it became flesh, to remain in the grave to decay into a thorough disintegration, see Psalm 16:8-11, 30:1-12, 69:1-36; Isa. 53; Acts 2:25-28, 13:32-37; Rom. 2:7-9, 16:25-27; 1 Cor. 15:42-49; Eph. 1:3-14, 6:24; 2 Tim. 1:8-12; 1 Pet. 1:17-23.)


Acts 13:38 (LIT/UBS4) Therefore (oun), let it be (estō) known (gnōston) to you (humin), males (andres),  brothers (adelphoi), that (hoti) through (dia) this one (toutou) is reported down (kataggelletai) to you (humin) [a] letting go (aphesis) of sins (hamartiōn), from (apo) all things (pantōn) of which (hōn) you were absolutely not inherently powered (ouk ēdunēthēte) in (en) [the] law (nomō) of Moses (Mōuseōs) to be made righteous (dikaiōthēnai)!


Acts 13:39 (LIT/UBS4) In (en) this one (toutō) everyone (pas), the one (ho) believing (pisteuōn), is made righteous (dikaioutai).


Acts 13:40 (LIT/UBS4) Therefore (oun), look (blepete) [so that, AE] the (to) [prophecy, AE] having been stated (eirēmenon) in (en) the (tois) prophets (prophētais) may not come over (mē epelthē) [you, AE]:


Acts 13:41 (LIT/UBS4) ‘Look (idete) you doubters (kataphronētai) and (kai) be amazed (thaumasate), and (kai) be made dim-witted (aphanisthēte), because (hoti) I (egō) cause myself to work (ergazomai) [a] work (ergon) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) of you (humōn);


[a] work (ergon) which (ho), no (mē), you might absolutely not believe (ou pisteusēte), if perhaps (ean) someone (tis) may cause himself to thoroughly expound [it, AE] out (ekdiēgētai) to you (humin)!’"


(See Hab. 1:5)


Acts 13:42 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of them (autōn) departing (exiontōn), [the people, v15, RE] were accosting (parekaloun) [Barnabas and Paul, v2, RE] for the (ta) statements (rhēmata) of these (tauta) to be spoken (lalēthēnai) to them (autois) in (eis) the (to) [time, AE] between (metaxu) [a] sabbath day (sabbaton).


Acts 13:43 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) of the (tēs) synagogue (sunagōgēs) having been let loose (lutheisēs), many (polloi) of the (tōn) Judeans (Ioudaiōn), and (kai) of the (tōn) proselytes (prosēlutōn) causing themselves to revere (sebomenōn) [God, v37, RE], followed (ēkolouthēsan) the (tō) Paul (Paulō) and (kai) the (tō) Barnabas (Barnaba);


ones who (hoitines), speaking (proslalountes) to them (autois), were persuading (epeithon) them (autous) to stay toward (prosmenein) the (tē) grace (chariti) of the (tou) God (theou).


Acts 13:44 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (tō) sabbath day (sabbatō) being caused to come (erchomenō), almost (schedon) all (pasa) of the (hē) city (polis) was brought together (sunēchthē) to hear (akousai) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou).


Acts 13:45 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (hoi) Judeans (Ioudaioi) having seen (idontes) the (tous) crowds (ochlous), they were filled (eplēsthēsan) of jealousy (zēlou), and (kai) they were speaking opposite (antelegon) to the things (tois) being spoken (laloumenois) under (hupo) [authority, AE] of Paul (Paulou), blaspheming (blasphēmountes).


Acts 13:46 (LIT/UBS4) And (te) the (ho) Paul (Paulos) and (kai) the (ho) Barnabas (Barnabas) having caused themselves to speak boldly (parrēsiasamenoi), they enunciated (eipan), “It was being (ēn) [a] necessary thing (anankaion) for the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou) to be spoken (lalēthēnai) first (prōton) to you (humin).


If since (epeidē) you shove it away (apōtheisthe auton), and (kai) you absolutely do not judge (ouk krinete) yourselves (heautous) [to be] ones worthy (axious) of the (tēs) ageless (aiōniou) life (zōēs), behold (idou), we are turned (strephometha) into (eis) the (ta) ethnic groups (ethnē)!


Acts 13:47 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) thusly (houtōs) the (ho) Lord (kurios) has caused himself to give [an] injunction (entetaltai) to us (hēmin), “I have placed (tetheika) you (se) into (eis) [being] [a] light (phōs) of the (tou) ethnic groups (ethnōn).


You (se) [are] [placed, RE]  to be (einai) [[a] light] into (eis) wholeness (sōtērian) of the (tou) [ethnic groups, RE] until (heōs) [the] last (eschatou) [ethnic group, RE] of the (tēs) land (gēs)!”


(For Jesus Christ being prophesied as a great light coming, the one who would shed light on the knowledge of God’s Word for a people being caused to sit down in darkness, see Isa. 9:1-2, 49:1-6; Mat. 4:12-16, 10:26-27; *Mark 4:21-23; Luke 1:76-79, 2:25-32, 8:16-17, 11:33, 12:1-3; John 1:1-14, 3:1-21, 8:12, 9:5, 11:9-10, 12:34-36, 41-46; Acts 13:46-47, 26:22-23; 2 Cor. 4:1-6; Eph. 5:8, 13, 14; Col. 1:12; 1 Thes. 5:5; 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Pet. 1:19; 1 John 2:8-10.)


Acts 13:48 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) hearing (akouonta), the (ta) ethnic groups (ethnē) were rejoicing (echairon), and (kai) they were glorifying (edoxazon) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) Lord (kuriou).  


And (kai) as many as (hosoi) believed (episteusen) were being (ēsan) ones having been arranged (tetagmenoi) into (eis) ageless (aiōnion) life (zōēn).


Acts 13:49 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) Word (logos) of the (tou) Lord (kuriou) was being borne through (diephereto), through (di’) [the] whole (holēs) of the (tēs) region (chōras).


Acts 13:50 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (hoi) Judeans (Ioudaioi) spurred aside (parōtrunan) the (tas) females (gunaikas) causing themselves to revere (sebomenas) [God, v44, RE], the (tas) virtuous ones (euschēmonas), and (kai) the (tous) first ones4413 (prōtous) of the (tēs) city (poleōs).


And (kai) they aroused up (epēgeiran) [a] pursuit (diōgmon) over (epi) [the sake, AE] of the (ton) Paul (Paulon) and (kai) Barnabas (Barnaban), and (kai) they threw them out (exebalon autous) from (apo) the (tōn) boundaries (horiōn) of them (autōn).


Acts 13:51 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (hoi) [Paul and Barnabas, v50, RE] having caused themselves to shake out (ektinaxamenoi) the (ton) dust (koniorton) of the (tōn) feet (podōn) over (ep’) [the sake, AE] of them (autous), they came (ēlthon) into (eis) Iconium (Ikonion).


Acts 13:52 (LIT/UBS4) And (te) the (hoi) disciples (mathētai) were being filled (eplērounto) [with, AE] joy (charas) and (kai) [with, AE] holy (hagiou) Spirit (pneumatos).