Now Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius from Cyrene, Manaen, who grew up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul were prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch.
When the church in Jerusalem heard this news, they sent Barnabas all the way to Antioch.
One man, Joseph, a descendant of Levi and a native of Cyprus, who was named Barnabas by the apostles (the name means "a son of encouragement"),
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Caesar Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
We have different gifts based on the grace that was given to us. So if your gift is prophecy, use your gift in proportion to your faith.
God has appointed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then those who perform miracles, those who have gifts of healing, those who help others, administrators, and those who speak various kinds of languages.
And it is he who gifted some to be apostles, others to be prophets, others to be evangelists, and still others to be pastors and teachers,
At that time Herod the tetrarch, hearing about the fame of Jesus,
Now Herod the tetrarch had been rebuked by John because he had married his brother's wife Herodias and because of all of the other evil things Herod had done.
At that hour some Pharisees came and told Jesus, "Leave and get away from here, because Herod wants to kill you!"
When he learned with certainty that Jesus came from Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him off to Herod, who was in Jerusalem at that time.
Now Saul heartily approved of putting Stephen to death. That day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and everyone except for the apostles was scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria.
Meanwhile, still spewing death threats against the Lord's disciples, Saul went to the high priest.
Now the people who were scattered by the persecution that started because of Stephen went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.
by sending it through Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
When Barnabas and Saul had fulfilled their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, bringing with them John who was also called Mark.
From there they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been entrusted to the grace of God for the work they had completed.
Then Judas and Silas, who were also prophets, said a lot to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
Both Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch to teach and proclaim the word of the Lord, as did many others.
When Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak in foreign languages and to prophesy.
He had four unmarried daughters who could prophesy.
Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.
But if everyone is prophesying, when an unbeliever or an uneducated person comes in he will be convicted and examined by everything that's happening.
So when James, Cephas, and John (who were reputed to be leaders) recognized the grace that had been given me, they gave Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised.
The other Jews also joined him in this hypocritical behavior, to the extent that even Barnabas was caught up in their hypocrisy.
Do not despise prophecies.