Parallel Verses

Amplified

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate now for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

New American Standard Bible

While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

King James Version

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Holman Bible

As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to.”

International Standard Version

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me to do the work for which I called them."

A Conservative Version

And while they were serving the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate to me now Barnabas and Saul for the work that I have called them.

American Standard Version

And 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.

An Understandable Version

As these men were ministering to the Lord [i.e., this probably means worshiping] and fasting, the Holy Spirit said [to one of them by way of inspiration]: "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for Me, [commissioning them] to do the work for which I have called them."

Anderson New Testament

And while they were ministering to the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Spirit said: Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, to the work to which I have called them.

Bible in Basic English

And while they were doing the Lord's work, and going without food, the Holy Spirit said, Let Barnabas and Saul be given to me for the special work for which they have been marked out by me.

Common New Testament

While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Daniel Mace New Testament

as they were ministring to the Lord, and fasting, the holy spirit said to them, separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have destin'd them.

Darby Translation

And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Godbey New Testament

And they ministering to the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Now separate unto me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Goodspeed New Testament

As they were engaged in worshiping the Lord and in fasting, the holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me, for the work to which I have called them."

John Wesley New Testament

And as they were ministring to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work unto which I have called them.

Julia Smith Translation

And they serving the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate to me Barnabas and Saul to the work which I have called them.

King James 2000

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [while] they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart now for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Modern King James verseion

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, So, then, separate Barnabas and Saul to Me for the work to which I have called them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted; The holy ghost said, "Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work whereunto I have called them."

Moffatt New Testament

As they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the holy Spirit said, "Come! set me apart Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Montgomery New Testament

And as they were worshiping the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Spirit said to them, "Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

NET Bible

While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

New Heart English Bible

As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them."

Noyes New Testament

And while they were ministering to the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Sawyer New Testament

And while they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

The Emphasized Bible

And, as they were publicly ministering unto the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said - Separate forthwith unto me, Barnabas and Saul, unto the work whereunto I have called them.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And as they were employed in the ministry, and kept a fast, the Holy Ghost said, Set apart for me now both Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

While they were engaged in the worship of the Lord and were fasting, the Holy Spirit said: "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them."

Webster

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them.

Weymouth New Testament

While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me, now at once, Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them."

Williams New Testament

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them."

World English Bible

As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them."

Worrell New Testament

And, while they were ministering to the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate now to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Worsley New Testament

and as they were ministring to the Lord, and fasting, the holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them.

Youngs Literal Translation

and in their ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Separate ye to me both Barnabas and Saul to the work to which I have called them,'

Themes

Associations » Man needs the comfort and help of » Recognized by paul in his missionary work

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Adapted to missionary work

Call » To special religious duty » Paul

Christian ministers » Sent forth in teams of two » Paul and barnabas

Companionship » Man needs the comfort and help of » Recognized by paul in his missionary work

Fasting » Examples of » Leaders in the church at antioch

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified » Primitive Christians

Fasting » Instances of » Of the disciples, at the time of the consecration of barnabas and saul

God's Call » Examples of Leadership » Isaiah

the personality of Holy Spirit » He appoints and commissions ministers

Holy spirit » As appointing and sending ministers

Holy spirit » The leadership of » Directs in the selection of Christian leaders

Holy spirit » Guides » Directs in the selection of Christian leaders

the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit » Design of » To direct ministers

Leadership » Of the spirit » Directs in the selection of Christian leaders

Ministers » Sent by the holy ghost

Missionary-work by ministers » Exemplified

Missionary-work by ministers » Directed by the holy ghost

Missionary-work by ministers » The holy ghost calls to

Paul » Sent to the gentiles

Spirit » The leadership of holy spirit » Directs in the selection of Christian leaders

Spirit » The leadership of » Directs in the selection of Christian leaders

God, Trinity » Each person in, described as » Supplying ministers to the church

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184


Usage: 0

λειτουργέω 
Leitourgeo 
Usage: 3

to the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

νηστεύω 
Nesteuo 
Usage: 10

the Holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

ἀφορίζω 
Aphorizo 
Usage: 5

me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

Βαρνάβας 
Barnabas 
Usage: 29

Σαῦλος 
Saulos 
Usage: 16

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the work
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

προσκαλέομαι 
Proskaleomai 
Usage: 27

Context Readings

Barnabas And Saul Sent Out From Antioch

1 Now in the church (assembly) at Antioch there were prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God) and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger [Black], Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate now for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. 3 Then after fasting and praying, they put their hands on them and sent them away.



Cross References

Acts 9:15

But the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the descendants of Israel;

2 Timothy 1:11

For [the proclaiming of] this [Gospel] I was appointed a herald (preacher) and an apostle (special messenger) and a teacher of the Gentiles.

Acts 8:29

Then the [Holy] Spirit said to Philip, Go forward and join yourself to this chariot.

Acts 14:26

And from there they sailed back to Antioch, where they had [first] been commended to the grace of God for the work which they had [now] completed.

Acts 22:21

And the Lord said to me, Go, for I will send you far away unto the Gentiles (nations).

Romans 1:1

From Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) called to be an apostle, (a special messenger) set apart to [preach] the Gospel (good news) of and from God,

1 Corinthians 12:11

All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.

Galatians 1:15

But when He, Who had chosen and set me apart [even] before I was born and had called me by His grace (His undeserved favor and blessing), saw fit and was pleased

Numbers 8:11-14

And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the Lord as a wave offering from the Israelites and on their behalf, that they may do the service of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 10:8

At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister to Him and to bless in His name unto this day.

1 Samuel 2:11

Elkanah and his wife Hannah returned to Ramah to his house. But the child ministered to the Lord before Eli the priest.

1 Chronicles 16:4

He appointed Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord and to celebrate [by calling to mind], thanking and praising the Lord, the God of Israel:

1 Chronicles 16:37-43

So David left Asaph and his brethren before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister before the ark continually, as each day's work required,

Daniel 9:3

And I set my face to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes;

Matthew 6:16

And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy and sour and dreary like the hypocrites, for they put on a dismal countenance, that their fasting may be apparent to and seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full already.

Matthew 9:14-15

Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, inquiring, Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, [that is, abstain from food and drink as a religious exercise], but Your disciples do not fast?

Matthew 9:38

So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest.

Luke 2:37

And as a widow even for eighty-four years. She did not go out from the temple enclosure, but was worshiping night and day with fasting and prayer.

Luke 10:1

Now after this the Lord chose and appointed seventy others and sent them out ahead of Him, two by two, into every town and place where He Himself was about to come (visit).

Acts 6:4

But we will continue to devote ourselves steadfastly to prayer and the ministry of the Word.

Acts 10:19

And while Peter was earnestly revolving the vision in his mind and meditating on it, the [Holy] Spirit said to him, Behold, three men are looking for you!

Acts 10:30

And Cornelius said, This is now the fourth day since about this time I was observing the ninth hour (three o'clock in the afternoon) of prayer in my lodging place; [suddenly] a man stood before me in dazzling apparel,

Acts 13:3

Then after fasting and praying, they put their hands on them and sent them away.

Acts 16:6-7

And Paul and Silas passed through the territory of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Word in [the province of] Asia.

Acts 20:28

Take care and be on guard for yourselves and the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you bishops and guardians, to shepherd (tend and feed and guide) the church of the Lord or of God which He obtained for Himself [buying it and saving it for Himself] with His own blood.

Romans 10:15

And how can men [be expected to] preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings! [How welcome is the coming of those who preach the good news of His good things!]

Romans 15:16

In making me a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. I act in the priestly service of the Gospel (the good news) of God, in order that the sacrificial offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable [to God], consecrated and made holy by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not refuse and deprive and defraud each other [of your due marital rights], except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, so that you may devote yourselves unhindered to prayer. But afterwards resume marital relations, lest Satan tempt you [to sin] through your lack of restraint of sexual desire.

2 Corinthians 6:5

In beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless watching, hunger;

2 Corinthians 11:27

In toil and hardship, watching often [through sleepless nights], in hunger and thirst, frequently driven to fasting by want, in cold and exposure and lack of clothing.

Galatians 2:8-9

For He Who motivated and fitted Peter and worked effectively through him for the mission to the circumcised, motivated and fitted me and worked through me also for [the mission to] the Gentiles.

Ephesians 3:7

Of this [Gospel] I was made a minister according to the gift of God's free grace (undeserved favor) which was bestowed on me by the exercise (the working in all its effectiveness) of His power.

Colossians 4:17

And say to Archippus, See that you discharge carefully [the duties of] the ministry and fulfill the stewardship which you have received in the Lord.

1 Timothy 2:7

And of this matter I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (special messenger) -- "I am speaking the truth in Christ, I do not falsify [when I say this] -- "a teacher of the Gentiles in [the realm of] faith and truth.

2 Timothy 2:2

And the [instructions] which you have heard from me along with many witnesses, transmit and entrust [as a deposit] to reliable and faithful men who will be competent and qualified to teach others also.

2 Timothy 4:5

As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.

2 Timothy 4:11

Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very helpful to me for the ministry.

Hebrews 5:4

Besides, one does not appropriate for himself the honor [of being high priest], but he is called by God and receives it of Him, just as Aaron did.

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