Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
The news about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.
Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement),
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;
And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus,
But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done,
Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, "Go away, leave here, for Herod wants to kill You."
And when he learned that He belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem at that time.
Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.
And this they did, sending it in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark.
But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him,
From there they sailed to Antioch, from which they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had accomplished.
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.
But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word of the Lord.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.
Now this man had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses.
Timothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
Or do only Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working?
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;
and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household.
do not despise prophetic utterances.