Parallel Verses

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.

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 that 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.

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.

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.

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 there were in Antioch, in the assembly which was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen, foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 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. 3 Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid their hands on them, they let them go.



Cross References

Acts 9:15

And the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is an elect vessel to me, to bear my name before both nations and kings and the sons of Israel:

2 Timothy 1:11

to which I have been appointed a herald and apostle and teacher of the nations.

Acts 8:29

And the Spirit said to Philip, Approach and join this chariot.

Acts 14:26

and thence they sailed away to Antioch, whence they had been committed to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled.

Acts 22:21

And he said to me, Go, for I will send thee to the nations afar off.

Romans 1:1

Paul, bondman of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to God's glad tidings,

1 Corinthians 12:11

But all these things operates the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each in particular according as he pleases.

Galatians 1:15

But when God, who set me apart even from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

Numbers 8:11-14

And Aaron shall offer the Levites as a wave-offering before Jehovah from the children of Israel, and they shall perform the service of Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 10:8

At that time Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to do service unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

1 Samuel 2:11

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the boy ministered to Jehovah in the presence of Eli the priest.

1 Chronicles 16:4

And he appointed certain of the Levites to do the service before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate, and to thank and praise Jehovah the God of Israel:

1 Chronicles 16:37-43

And he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to do the service before the ark continually, as every day's duty required;

Daniel 9:3

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

Matthew 6:16

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 9:14-15

Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees often fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Matthew 9:38

supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth workmen unto his harvest.

Luke 2:37

and herself a widow up to eighty-four years; who did not depart from the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers;

Luke 10:1

Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place where he himself was about to come.

Acts 6:4

but we will give ourselves up to prayer and the ministry of the word.

Acts 10:19

But as Peter continued pondering over the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, three men seek thee;

Acts 10:30

And Cornelius said, Four days ago I had been fasting unto this hour, and the ninth I was praying in my house, and lo, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Acts 13:3

Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid their hands on them, they let them go.

Acts 16:6-7

And having passed through Phrygia and the Galatian country, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,

Acts 20:28

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.

Romans 10:15

and how shall they preach unless they have been sent? according as it is written, How beautiful the feet of them that announce glad tidings of peace, of them that announce glad tidings of good things!

Romans 15:16

for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service the message of glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Defraud not one another, unless, it may be, by consent for a time, that ye may devote yourselves to prayer, and again be together, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency.

2 Corinthians 6:5

in stripes, in prisons, in riots, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

2 Corinthians 11:27

in labour and toil, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Galatians 2:8-9

(for he that wrought in Peter for the apostleship of the circumcision wrought also in me towards the Gentiles,)

Ephesians 3:7

of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power.

Colossians 4:17

And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, to the end that thou fulfil it.

1 Timothy 2:7

to which I have been appointed a herald and apostle, (I speak the truth, I do not lie,) a teacher of the nations in faith and truth.

2 Timothy 2:2

And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct others also.

2 Timothy 4:5

But thou, be sober in all things, bear evils, do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.

2 Timothy 4:11

Luke alone is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thyself, for he is serviceable to me for ministry.

Hebrews 5:4

And no one takes the honour to himself but as called by God, even as Aaron also.

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