New International Version

Acts 13:1-52

1Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 2While 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.” 3So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

On Cyprus

4The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. 5When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper.

6They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, 7who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. 8But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. 9Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, 10“You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? 11Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.”

Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

In Pisidian Antioch

13From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem. 14From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. 15After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”

16Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: “Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me! 17The God of the people of Israel chose our ancestors; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt; with mighty power he led them out of that country; 18for about forty years he endured their conduct13:18 Some manuscripts he cared for them in the wilderness; 19and he overthrew seven nations in Canaan, giving their land to his people as their inheritance. 20All this took about 450 years.

“After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet. 21Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years. 22After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

23“From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised. 24Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel. 25As John was completing his work, he said: ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not the one you are looking for. But there is one coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’

26“Fellow children of Abraham and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent. 27The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. 28Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. 30But God raised him from the dead, 31and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.

32“We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors 33he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:

“ ‘You are my son;

today I have become your father.’13:33 Psalm 2:7

34God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,

“ ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’13:34 Isaiah 55:3

35So it is also stated elsewhere:

“ ‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’13:35 Psalm 16:10 (see Septuagint)

36“Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed. 37But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.

38“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. 40Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:

41“ ‘Look, you scoffers,

wonder and perish,

for I am going to do something in your days

that you would never believe,

even if someone told you.’13:41 Hab. 1:5

42As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. 43When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.

44On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.

46Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. 47For this is what the Lord has commanded us:

“ ‘I have made you13:47 The Greek is singular. a light for the Gentiles,

that you13:47 The Greek is singular. may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’13:47 Isaiah 49:6

48When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

49The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. 50But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. 51So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium. 52And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Ebikolwa byʼAbatume 13:1-52

Balunabba ne Sawulo batumibwa

113:1 a Bik 11:19 b Bik 11:27 c Bik 4:36; 11:22-26 d Mat 14:1Mu Kkanisa y’omu Antiyokiya mwalimu bannabbi n’abayigiriza bano: Balunabba, ne Simooni, eyayitibwanga, “Omuddugavu” ne Lukiyo ow’e Kuleene, ne Manaeni, eyakulira awamu ne kabaka Kerode, ne Sawulo. 213:2 a Bik 8:29 b Bik 14:26 c Bik 22:21Awo bwe baali nga basinza Mukama era nga bwe basiiba, Mwoyo Mutukuvu n’agamba nti, “Munjawulire Balunabba ne Sawulo olw’omulimu gwe mbayitidde.” 313:3 a Bik 6:6 b Bik 14:26Awo bwe baamala okusaba n’okusiiba, ne bassa emikono gyabwe ku Balunabba ne Sawulo, ne babasiibula ne bagenda.

413:4 a nny 2, 3 b Bik 4:36Awo Balunabba ne Sawulo ne batumibwa Mwoyo Mutukuvu okugenda e Serukiya, gye baava ne bawunguka okulaga e Kupulo. 513:5 a Bik 9:20 b Bik 12:12Bwe baatuuka mu Salamisi ne bayingira mu makuŋŋaaniro g’Abayudaaya ne babuulira ekigambo kya Katonda. Yokaana Makko yali nabo okubaweereza.

613:6 a Bik 8:9 b Mat 7:15Ne bagenda nga babuulira ku kizinga kyonna okutuuka e Pafo. Eyo ne basangayo omufumu Omuyudaaya eyali nnabbi ow’obulimba, erinnya lye Balisa. 713:7 nny 8, 12; Bik 19:38Yayitanga ne Serugiyo Pawulo, gavana Omuruumi ow’oku kizinga ekyo. Gavana ono yali musajja w’amagezi, n’atumya Balunabba ne Sawulo ng’ayagala okuwulira ekigambo kya Katonda. 813:8 a Bik 8:9 b nny 7 c Bik 6:7Naye Eruma omufumu (kubanga ago ge makulu g’erinnya lye mu Luyonaani), n’abeekiikamu, n’agezaako okusendasenda gavana aleme okuwuliriza ebigambo eby’okukkiriza. 913:9 Bik 4:8Naye Sawulo, era ng’ayitibwa Pawulo, n’ajjuzibwa Mwoyo Mutukuvu, n’atunuulira Eruma enkaliriza, 1013:10 a Mat 13:38; Yk 8:44 b Kos 14:9n’amugamba nti, “Ggwe, omusajja ajudde obulimba bwonna n’obukuusa bwonna, omwana wa Setaani, era omulabe w’obutuukirivu bwonna olikomya ddi okukyusakyusa amakubo ga Katonda amatereevu? 1113:11 Kuv 9:3; 1Sa 5:6, 7; Zab 32:4Kaakano omukono gwa Mukama gukwolekedde, ojja kuziba amaaso, omale ebbanga nga tolaba musana.”

Amangwago olufu n’ekizikiza ne bimusaanikira, n’atandika okuwammanta ng’anoonya anaamukwata ku mukono. 1213:12 nny 7Awo gavana bwe yalaba ebibaddewo, n’akkiriza, era n’awuniikirira nnyo olw’okuyigiriza kw’ekigambo kya Mukama.

Balunabba ne Pawulo mu Antiyokiya eky’e Pisidiya

1313:13 a nny 6 b Bik 12:12Awo Pawulo ne be yali nabo ne basaabala ku nnyanja okuva e Pafo ne bagoba e Peruga eky’e Panfuliya. Naye Yokaana Makko n’abalekayo n’addayo e Yerusaalemi. 1413:14 a Bik 14:19, 21 b Bik 16:13 c Bik 9:20Kyokka Balunabba ne Pawulo ne beeyongerayo mu lugendo lwabwe ne batuuka mu kibuga Antiyokiya ekiri mu Pisidiya. Awo ku lunaku lwa Ssabbiiti ne bagenda ne batuula mu kkuŋŋaaniro. 1513:15 Bik 15:21Ebitundu ebyaggyibwa mu Mateeka ne mu Bannabbi bwe byaggwa okusomebwa, abakulembeze b’ekuŋŋaaniro ne batumira Balunabba ne Pawulo we baali batudde nga bagamba nti, “Abasajja abooluganda, obanga ku mmwe waliwo alina ekigambo ekizimba abantu akyogere.”

1613:16 Bik 12:17Awo Pawulo n’ayimuka, n’abawenya n’ayogera nti, “Abasajja Abayisirayiri, nammwe abatya Katonda, muwulirize! 1713:17 Kuv 6:6, 7; Ma 7:6-8Katonda w’eggwanga lino Isirayiri yalonda bajjajjaffe n’abafuula eggwanga ekkulu bwe baali abagenyi mu nsi y’e Misiri n’oluvannyuma n’abaggyayo n’omukono gwe ogw’amaanyi, 1813:18 a Ma 1:31 b Bik 7:36n’abagumiikiriza okumala emyaka amakumi ana nga bali mu ddungu. 1913:19 a Ma 7:1 b Yos 19:51N’azikiriza amawanga musanvu agaabeeranga mu nsi ya Kanani, era ensi eyo n’agiwa Abayisirayiri okubeera omugabo gwabwe, 2013:20 a Bal 2:16 b 1Sa 3:19, 20okumala emyaka ng’ebikumi bina mu ataano.

“Oluvannyuma n’abalondera abalamuzi okubafuganga okutuusa mu biro bya nnabbi Samwiri. 2113:21 a 1Sa 8:5, 19 b 1Sa 10:1 c 1Sa 9:1, 2Awo abantu ne basaba bafugibwe kabaka. Katonda n’abawa Sawulo mutabani wa Kiisi, ow’omu kika kya Benyamini, n’afugira emyaka amakumi ana. 2213:22 a 1Sa 15:23, 26 b 1Sa 16:13 c 1Sa 13:14Naye Katonda n’amuggya ku bwakabaka, n’abuwa Dawudi, oyo Katonda gwe yayogerako obulungi nti, ‘Nnonze Dawudi, mutabani wa Yese, omusajja omutima gwange gwe gwagala ajja okukola bye njagala.’

2313:23 a Mat 1:1 b Luk 2:11“Mu zzadde lye, Katonda mwe yalonda Omulokozi, ye Yesu, nga bwe yasuubiza Isirayiri. 24Naye nga tannajja, Yokaana yabuulira abantu bonna mu Isirayiri okubatizibwa okw’okwenenya. 25Era Yokaana bwe yali ng’ali kumpi okufundikira omulimu gwe, yagamba nti, ‘Mundowooza kuba ani? Nze siri ye. Laba Ye ajja oluvannyuma lwange, n’okusaanira sisaanira na kusumulula ngatto ze.’

2613:26 Bik 4:12“Abasajja abooluganda mmwe bazzukulu ba Ibulayimu, nammwe abatya Katonda, obubaka buno obw’obulokozi, bwaffe ffenna wamu. 2713:27 a Bik 3:17 b Luk 24:27Ababeera mu Yerusaalemi n’abakulembeze baabwe ne batamumanya oyo newaakubadde ebigambo bya bannabbi, ebyasomebwanga buli Ssabbiiti. Baamusalira omusango, ne batuukiriza ebigambo bino. 2813:28 Mat 27:20-25Tebaalina nsonga emussa, naye era ne basaba Piraato amutte. 2913:29 a Luk 18:31 b Bik 5:30 c Luk 23:53Bwe baamala okutuukiriza byonna ebyamuwandiikwako, n’awanulwayo ku musaalaba n’agalamizibwa mu ntaana. 3013:30 Mat 28:6; Bik 2:24Naye Katonda n’amuzuukiza mu bafu. 3113:31 a Mat 28:16 b Luk 24:48Era abo be yajja nabo e Yerusaalemi ng’ava e Ggaliraaya n’abalabikiranga okumala ennaku nnyingi. Era be bajulirwa be eri abantu.

32“Ne kaakano tubategeeza nti, Katonda kye yasuubiza bajjajjaffe 33yakituukiriza mu ffe ne mu baana baffe, bwe yazuukiza Yesu mu bafu. Nga bwe kyawandiikibwa mu Zabbuli eyookubiri nti,

“ ‘Mwana wange,

leero nfuuse Kitaawo.’

3413:34 Is 55:3Kubanga Katonda yasuubiza okumuzuukiza abeere mulamu nate, era nga takyaddayo kuvunda. Ekyawandiikibwa nga bwe kyogera nti:

“ ‘Ndikuwa emikisa egy’olubeerera era emitukuvu gye nasuubiza Dawudi.’

3513:35 Zab 16:10; Bik 2:27Ne mu kyawandiikibwa ekirala agamba nti,

“ ‘Toliganya Mutukuvu wo kuvunda.’

3613:36 1Bk 2:10; Bik 2:29“Kino kyali tekyogera ku Dawudi, kubanga Dawudi bwe yamala okuweereza omulembe gwe nga Katonda bwe yayagala, n’afa, n’aziikibwa, era omubiri gwe ne guvunda. 37Noolwekyo, oyo Katonda gwe yazuukiza teyavunda.

3813:38 Luk 24:47; Bik 2:38“Abooluganda, mumpulirize! Mu muntu ono Yesu okusonyiyibwa ebibi mwe kubuuliddwa. Kino nga tekiyinzika mu mateeka ga Musa. 3913:39 Bar 3:28Buli amukkiriza n’amwesiga aggyibwako omusango gw’ekibi, n’aweebwa obutuukirivu. 40Mwegendereze, ebigambo bya bannabbi bireme kutuukirira ku mmwe, bwe baagamba nti:

4113:41 Kbk 1:5“ ‘Mulabe, mmwe abanyoomi,

musamaalirire era muzikirire!

Kubanga nnina omulimu gwe nkola mu kiseera,

gwe mutagenda kukkiriza newaakubadde omuntu

ne bw’aligubannyonnyola atya temuligukkiriza.’ ”

4213:42 nny 14Awo Pawulo ne Balunabba bwe baali bafuluma mu kkuŋŋaaniro, abantu ne babasaba bakomewo ku Ssabbiiti eddirira bongere okubabuulira ku bigambo ebyo. 4313:43 Bik 11:23; 14:22Abayudaaya bangi awamu n’abatya Katonda abaaliwo mu kusinza okwo mu kkuŋŋaaniro, ne babagoberera. Pawulo ne Balunabba ne banyumya nabo nga bwe batambula mu kkubo, nga babasendasenda banywerere mu kukkiriza ne mu kisa kya Katonda.

44Ku Ssabbiiti eyaddirira kumpi buli muntu eyali mu kibuga n’ajja okuwulira ekigambo kya Katonda. 4513:45 a 1Bs 2:16 b Bik 18:6; 1Pe 4:4; Yud 10Naye Abayudaaya bwe baalaba ebibiina ebinene nga bizze, ne bakwatibwa obuggya, ne batandika okuwakanya n’okujolonga byonna Pawulo bye yayogeranga. 4613:46 a nny 26; Bik 3:26 b Bik 18:6; 22:21; 28:28Awo Pawulo ne Balunabba ne babaanukula n’obuvumu bungi ne babagamba nti, “Kyali kituufu Ekigambo kya Katonda kino okusooka okubuulirwa mmwe Abayudaaya. Naye nga bwe mukigaanyi, ne mweraga nti obulamu obutaggwaawo temubusaanira; kale kaakano ka tukibuulire Abaamawanga. 4713:47 a Luk 2:32 b Is 49:6Kubanga bw’atyo Mukama bwe yatulagira bwe yagamba nti,

“ ‘Mbafudde omusana okwakira Abaamawanga,

olw’obulokozi okutuuka ku nkomerero y’ensi.’ ”

48Abaamawanga bwe baawulira ebyo ne bajjula essanyu; era bangi ne bakkiriza, abo Katonda be yalonda okuwa obulamu obutaggwaawo.

49Awo ekigambo kya Katonda ne kibuna mu kitundu ekyo kyonna. 5013:50 1Bs 2:16Naye Abayudaaya ne bafukuutirira abakazi abaasinzanga Katonda ab’ebitiibwa, n’abakulembeze mu kibuga, ne batandika akeegugungo mu kibiina ky’abantu nga koolekedde Pawulo ne Balunabba, okutuusa lwe baabagoba mu kitundu kyabwe. 5113:51 a Mat 10:14; Bik 18:6 b Bik 14:1, 19, 21; 2Ti 3:11Abatume ne babakunkumulira enfuufu ey’omu bigere byabwe, ne babaviira ne balaga mu Ikoniya. 52Abayigirizwa ne bajjula essanyu ne Mwoyo Mutukuvu.