Acts 13:24
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New International Version
Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.

King James Bible
When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
John having proclaimed before the face of his entry [among the people] [the] baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

World English Bible
before his coming, when John had first preached the baptism of repentance to Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
John having first preached, before his coming, a baptism of reformation to all the people of Israel;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

John - preached - the baptism of repentance - On the nature and effects of John's preaching, see the notes on Matthew 3:1, etc., and Luke 3:10-15 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was taken up from us...

Acts 10:37 That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

Acts 19:3,4 And he said to them, To what then were you baptized? And they said, To John's baptism...

Matthew 3:1-11 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea...

Mark 1:2-8 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you...

Luke 1:76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Luke 3:2,3 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness...

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John 1:6-8,15 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John...

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John 3:25-36 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying...

John 5:33-36 You sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth...

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Easter Tuesday
Text: Acts 13, 26-39. 26 Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of this salvation sent forth. 27 For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. 28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain. 29 And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

'Full of the Holy Ghost'
'And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.'--Acts xiii. 52. That joy was as strange as a garden full of flowers would be in bitter winter weather. For everything in the circumstances of these disciples tended to make them sad. They had been but just won from heathenism, and they were raw, ignorant, unfit to stand alone. Paul and Barnabas, their only guides, had been hunted out of Antioch by a mob, and it would have been no wonder if these disciples had felt as if they had been
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Ninth Day for God's Spirit on Our Mission Work
WHAT TO PRAY.--For God's Spirit on our Mission Work "The evangelisation of the world depends first of all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for men--ay, deep down at the bottom of our spiritless life, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, world-wide prayer." "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul. Then when they had fasted and prayed, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed."--ACTS
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Separated unto the Holy Ghost
"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 . . . and Saul. "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. "And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, departed unto Seleucia" (Acts 13:1-4). In the story
Andrew Murray—Absolute Surrender

Cross References
Mark 1:1
The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God,

Mark 1:4
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Luke 3:3
He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Acts 1:22
beginning from John's baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection."

Acts 19:4
Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus."

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