Acts 13:2
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New International Version
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

New Living Translation
One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them."

English Standard Version
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Berean Study Bible
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Berean Literal Bible
Now as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart then to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

New American Standard Bible
While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to."

International Standard Version
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me to do the work for which I called them."

NET Bible
While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as they were fasting and beseeching God, The Spirit of Holiness said to them, “Separate to me Shaul and BarNaba for the work to which I have called them.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me. I want them to do the work for which I called them."

New American Standard 1977
And while they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work unto which I have called them.

King James 2000 Bible
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as they were ministering to the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them.

Darby Bible Translation
And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

English Revised Version
And 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them.

Weymouth New Testament
While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me, now at once, Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them."

World English Bible
As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them."

Young's Literal Translation
and in their ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Separate ye to me both Barnabas and Saul to the work to which I have called them,'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-3 What an assemblage was here! In these names we see that the Lord raises up instruments for his work, from various places and stations in life; and zeal for his glory induces men to give up flattering connexions and prospects to promote his cause. It is by the Spirit of Christ that his ministers are made both able and willing for his service, and taken from other cares that would hinder in it. Christ's ministers are to be employed in Christ's work, and, under the Spirit's guidance, to act for the glory of God the Father. They are separated to take pains, and not to take state. A blessing upon Barnabas and Saul in their present undertaking was sought for, and that they might be filled with the Holy Ghost in their work. Whatever means are used, or rules observed, the Holy Ghost alone can fit ministers for their important work, and call them to it.
Study Bible
Paul's First Missionary Journey
1In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (a childhood companion of Herod the tetrarch), and Saul. 2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3So after they had fasted and prayed, they laid their hands on them and sent them off.…
Cross References
Acts 4:36
Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (meaning Son of Encouragement),

Acts 8:29
The Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to that chariot and stay by it."

Acts 9:15
"Go!" said the Lord. "This man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings, and before the people of Israel.

Acts 13:4
Then Barnabas and Saul, sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God,
Treasury of Scripture

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.

they.

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry …

Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark …

1 Samuel 2:11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister …

1 Chronicles 16:4,37 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark …

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received …

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

2 Timothy 4:5,11 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

fasted.

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

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; …

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, …

Matthew 6:16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: …

Matthew 9:14,15 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the …

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed …

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud you not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, …

2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, …

the Holy.

Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, …

Acts 16:6,7 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, …

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to …

Separate.

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Numbers 8:11-14 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering …

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, …

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …

Galatians 2:8,9 (For he that worked effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the …

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the …

the work.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 14:26 And there sailed to Antioch, from where they had been recommended …

Matthew 9:38 Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth …

Luke 10:1 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent …

Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

Hebrews 5:4 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he that is called of …

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