Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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.

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."

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 assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 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." 3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.



Cross References

Acts 9:15

But the Lord said to him, "Go your way, for he is my chosen vessel to bear my name before the nations and kings, and the children of Israel.

2 Timothy 1:11

For this, I was appointed as a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

Acts 8:29

The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot."

Acts 14:26

From there they sailed to Antioch, from where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled.

Acts 22:21

"He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.'"

Romans 1:1

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Good News of God,

1 Corinthians 12:11

But the one and the same Spirit works all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires.

Galatians 1:15

But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,

Numbers 8:11-14

and Aaron shall offer the Levites before Yahweh for a wave offering, on the behalf of the children of Israel, that it may be theirs to do the service of Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 10:8

At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.

1 Samuel 2:11

Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. The child did minister to Yahweh before Eli the priest.

1 Chronicles 16:4

He appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Yahweh, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Yahweh, the God of Israel:

1 Chronicles 16:37-43

So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;

Daniel 9:3

I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Matthew 6:16

"Moreover when you fast, don't be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 9:14-15

Then John's disciples came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast?"

Matthew 9:38

Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest."

Luke 2:37

and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.

Luke 10:1

Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come.

Acts 6:4

But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word."

Acts 10:19

While Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men seek you.

Acts 10:30

Cornelius said, "Four days ago, I was fasting until this hour, and at the ninth hour, I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Acts 13:3

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Acts 16:6-7

When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

Acts 20:28

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

Romans 10:15

And how will they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!"

Romans 15:16

that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest the Good News of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Don't deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and may be together again, that Satan doesn't tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

2 Corinthians 6:5

in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 11:27

in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.

Galatians 2:8-9

(for he who appointed Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision appointed me also to the Gentiles);

Ephesians 3:7

of which I was made a servant, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power.

Colossians 4:17

Tell Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."

1 Timothy 2:7

to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth in Christ, not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

2 Timothy 2:2

The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 4:5

But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.

2 Timothy 4:11

Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.

Hebrews 5:4

Nobody takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was.

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