Acts 13:3
New International Version
So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

New Living Translation
So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way.

English Standard Version
Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Berean Study Bible
So after they had fasted and prayed, they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Berean Literal Bible
Then having fasted and having prayed and having laid the hands on them, they sent them off.

New American Standard Bible
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

King James Bible
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Christian Standard Bible
Then after they had fasted, prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them off.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone prayed and went without eating for a while longer. Next, they placed their hands on Barnabas and Saul to show that they had been appointed to do this work. Then everyone sent them on their way.

Good News Translation
They fasted and prayed, placed their hands on them, and sent them off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then after they had fasted, prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them off.

International Standard Version
Then they fasted and prayed, laid their hands on them, and let them go.

NET Bible
Then, after they had fasted and prayed and placed their hands on them, they sent them off.

New Heart English Bible
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after they had fasted and prayed, they placed hands upon them and they sent them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After fasting and praying, Simeon, Lucius, and Manaen placed their hands on Barnabas and Saul, and released them [from their work in Antioch].

New American Standard 1977
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they released them.

King James 2000 Bible
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

American King James Version
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

American Standard Version
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then they, fasting and praying, and imposing their hands upon them, sent them away.

Darby Bible Translation
Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid [their] hands on them, they let [them] go.

English Revised Version
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Weymouth New Testament
So, after fasting and prayer and the laying on of hands, they let them go.

World English Bible
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Young's Literal Translation
then having fasted, and having prayed, and having laid the hands on them, they sent them away.
Study Bible
Paul's First Missionary Journey
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. 4Then Barnabas and Saul, sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus.…
Cross References
Luke 2:37
and then was a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.

Acts 1:24
And they prayed, "Lord, You know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two You have chosen

Acts 6:6
They presented these seven to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

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

Acts 14:23
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church, praying and fasting as they entrusted them to the Lord, in whom they had believed.

Acts 14:26
From Attalia they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had just completed.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the had.

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 6:6
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

Acts 8:15-17
Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: …

they sent.

Acts 14:26
And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

Acts 15:40
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

Romans 10:15
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!







Lexicon
So
τότε (tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

after they had fasted
νηστεύσαντες (nēsteusantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3522: To fast, abstain from food. From nestis; to abstain from food.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

prayed,
προσευξάμενοι (proseuxamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

they laid
ἐπιθέντες (epithentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2007: To put, place upon, lay on; I add, give in addition. From epi and tithemi; to impose.

[their]
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hands
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

on them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[and] sent [them] off.
ἀπέλυσαν (apelysan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 630: From apo and luo; to free fully, i.e. relieve, release, dismiss, or let die, pardon or divorce.
(3) And when they had fasted and prayed.--The repetition of the words that had been used in Acts 13:2 seems to imply that the fast was prolonged till the laying-on of hands had been completed. The new command called for that intensity of spiritual life of which fasting was more or less the normal condition.

And laid their hands on them.--See Note on Acts 6:6. This was, as before, the formal act by which the Church attested its acceptance of the divine mission of those on whom hands were laid, and implored for them the divine blessing.

Verse 3. - Then for and, A.V. It does not follow that the laying on of hands was on the same day. On the contrary, the mention of the fasting again in this verse makes it impossible so to understand it. Doubtless, on receiving this intimation of the Spirit, they fixed a day for the ordination, and prepared for it by fasting and prayer. The ember days of the Church before ordinations are m accordance with this precedent of Holy Scripture. With this departure of Barnabas and Saul commences the second and main part of the Acts of the apostles. 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.
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