NOW there were at Antioch, according to the established church, prophets and teachers; such as Barnabas, and Simeon called Niger the black, and Lucius a Cyrenian, and Manaen, Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother, and Saul.
And the report concerning them was heard in the ears of the church which was at Jerusalem: and they dispatched Barnabas, to go as far as Antioch.
And Joses, who was surnamed Barnabas by the apostles, (which is, being interpreted, A son of consolation,) a Levite, a Cyprian by birth,
NOW in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene:
Having then different gifts according to the grace which is given unto us, if it be prophecy, speak according to the analogy of faith;
And these also hath God placed in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, next miracles, then gifts of healings, helpers, directors, different kinds of tongues.
And he himself appointed, some indeed apostles, and some prophets; and others preachers of the Gospel; and others pastors and teachers;
AT that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus,
Now Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him, on account of Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the other wicked actions which he had done,
The same day came certain Pharisees, saying to him, Depart, and begone from hence: for Herod will kill thee.
And when he knew that he came out of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was himself at Jerusalem in those days.
BUT Saul was delighted with his execution. Now on that very day commenced a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and all, besides the apostles, were dispersed through the regions of Judea and Samaria.
BUT Saul, still breathing out threatenings and murder against the disciples of the Lord, applying to the high-priest,
Now those also who were dispersed by the persecution which arose on account of Stephen passed on as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no man except the Jews only.
which also they did, sending it off to the presbyters by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
Then Barnabas and Saul departed from Jerusalem, having completed the distribution [of the sum entrusted with them]; and they took with them John, whose surname was Mark.
and thence sailed for Antioch, from whence they had been commended to the grace of God for the service which they had performed.
Then Judas and Silas, being also themselves prophets, exhorted the brethren, in many a discourse, and established them.
Paul also and Barnabas abode at Antioch, teaching and preaching, with many others also, the word of the Lord.
And Paul laying on them his hands, the Holy Ghost came upon them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Now this man had four maiden daughters endued with the gift of prophecy.
There salute you Timothy, my fellow-labourer, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
But if all prophesy, and any infidel or illiterate person come in, he receives conviction from all, he is judged of all:
And when they knew the grace which was bestowed on me, James and Cephas and John, who appeared to be the pillars [of the church], gave unto me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision:
And the other Jews were guilty of the same dissimulation with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
Despise not prophesyings.