There were some men from Cyprus and Cyrene among them, however, who when they reached Antioch spoke to the Greeks also, and told them the good news about the Lord Jesus.
As they went out of the city they came upon a Cyrenian named Simon, and they forced him to carry Jesus' cross.
There were at Antioch in the church there a number of prophets and teachers??arnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the governor, and Saul.
of Phrygia, and Pamphylia, of Egypt and the district of Africa about Cyrene, visitors from Rome, Jews and proselytes,
But members of the synagogue known as that of the Libyans, Cyreneans, and Alexandrians, and men from Cilicia and Asia undertook to debate with Stephen,
Then the Jews said to one another, "Where is he going, that we shall not find him? Is he going to our people scattered among the Greeks, and will he teach the Greeks?
Joseph, a Levite, and a native of Cyprus, whom the apostles had named Barnabas, which means Son of Encouragement,
and they did not for a single day stop teaching and preaching in the Temple and in private houses the good news of Jesus, the Christ.
Then Philip began, and starting from this passage, he told him the good news about Jesus.
and spoke boldly for the Lord's cause, talking and debating with the Greek-speaking Jews. But they tried to kill him.
Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some of them said, "What is this rag-picker trying to make out?" Others said, "He seems to be preaching some foreign deities." This was because he was telling the good news of Jesus and the resurrection.
but we proclaim a Christ who was crucified??n idea that is revolting to Jews and absurd to the heathen,
for I resolved, while I was with you, to forget everything but Jesus Christ and his crucifixion.