King James Version
13 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,
2 As they ministered to the Lord,
the Holy Ghost said,
Separate me Barnabas and Saul
for the work whereunto I have called them.
Here's a remarkable account of what happens when the faithful fast, and the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD comes upon them.
From which, He sets them for a mission for GOD's GLORY.
Notice, too, what happens to the wicked.
Such is SPIRIT's power.
King James Version
3 And when they had fasted and prayed,
and laid their hands on them,
they sent them away.
4 So they,
being sent forth by the Holy Ghost,
departed unto Seleucia;
and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
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.
6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos,
they found a certain sorcerer,
a false prophet, a Jew,
whose name was Barjesus:
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.
8 But Elymas the sorcerer
(for so is his name by interpretation)
seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul,
(who also is called Paul,)
filled with the Holy Ghost,
set his eyes on him.
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?
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.
12 Then the deputy,
when he saw what was done,
being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
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