Parallel Verses

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,'

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.

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.

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 And there were certain in Antioch, in the assembly there, prophets and teachers; both Barnabas, and Simeon who is called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen also -- Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother -- and Saul; 2 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,' 3 then having fasted, and having prayed, and having laid the hands on them, they sent them away.



Cross References

Acts 9:15

And the Lord said unto him, 'Be going on, because a choice vessel to Me is this one, to bear My name before nations and kings -- the sons also of Israel;

2 Timothy 1:11

to which I was placed a preacher and an apostle, and a teacher of nations,

Acts 8:29

And the Spirit said to Philip, 'Go near, and be joined to this chariot;'

Acts 14:26

and thence did sail to Antioch, whence they had been given by the grace of God for the work that they fulfilled;

Acts 22:21

and he said unto me, Go, because to nations far off I will send thee.'

Romans 1:1

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, having been separated to the good news of God --

1 Corinthians 12:11

and all these doth work the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each severally as he intendeth.

Galatians 1:15

and when God was well pleased -- having separated me from the womb of my mother, and having called me through His grace --

Numbers 8:11-14

and Aaron hath waved the Levites -- a wave-offering before Jehovah, from the sons of Israel, and they have been -- for doing the service of Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 10:8

'At that time hath Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day,

1 Samuel 2:11

And Elkanah goeth to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth hath been serving Jehovah, in the presence of Eli the priest;

1 Chronicles 16:4

And he putteth before the ark of Jehovah, of the Levites, ministers, even to make mention of, and to thank, and to give praise to Jehovah, God of Israel,

1 Chronicles 16:37-43

And he leaveth there before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, for Asaph and for his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, according to the matter of a day in its day,

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 may fast, be ye not as the hypocrites, of sour countenances, for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men fasting; verily I say to you, that they have their reward.

Matthew 9:14-15

Then come to him do the disciples of John, saying, 'Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?'

Matthew 9:38

beseech ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may put forth workmen to His harvest.'

Luke 2:37

and she is a widow of about eighty-four years, who did depart not from the temple, with fasts and supplications serving, night and day,

Luke 10:1

And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about to come,

Acts 6:4

and we to prayer, and to the ministration of the word, will give ourselves continually.'

Acts 10:19

And Peter thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, 'Lo, three men do seek thee;

Acts 10:30

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

Acts 13:3

then having fasted, and having prayed, and having laid the hands on them, they sent them away.

Acts 16:6-7

and having gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, 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, among which the Holy Spirit made you overseers, to feed the assembly of God that He acquired through His own blood,

Romans 10:15

and how shall they preach, if they may not be sent? according as it hath been written, 'How beautiful the feet of those proclaiming good tidings of peace, of those proclaiming good tidings of the good things!'

Romans 15:16

for my being a servant of Jesus Christ to the nations, acting as priest in the good news of God, that the offering up of the nations may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Defraud not one another, except by consent for a time, that ye may be free for fasting and prayer, and again may come together, that the Adversary may not tempt you because of your incontinence;

2 Corinthians 6:5

in stripes, in imprisonments, in insurrections, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

2 Corinthians 11:27

in labouriousness and painfulness, in watchings many times, in hunger and thirst, in fastings many times, in cold and nakedness;

Galatians 2:8-9

for He who did work with Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, did work also in me in regard to the nations,

Ephesians 3:7

of which I became a ministrant, according to the gift of the grace of God that was given to me, according to the working of His power;

Colossians 4:17

and say to Archippus, 'See to the ministration that thou didst receive in the Lord, that thou mayest fulfil it.'

1 Timothy 2:7

in regard to which I was set a preacher and apostle -- truth I say in Christ, I do not lie -- a teacher of nations, in faith and truth.

2 Timothy 2:2

and the things that thou didst hear from me through many witnesses, these things be committing to stedfast men, who shall be sufficient also others to teach;

2 Timothy 4:5

And thou -- watch in all things; suffer evil; do the work of one proclaiming good news; of thy ministration make full assurance,

2 Timothy 4:11

Lukas only is with me; Markus having taken, bring with thyself, for he is profitable to me for ministration;

Hebrews 5:4

and no one to himself doth take the honour, but he who is called by God, as also Aaron:

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