Acts 13:2
Good News Translation
While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said to them, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, to do the work to which I have called them."

Contemporary English Version
While they were worshiping the Lord and going without eating, the Holy Spirit told them, "Appoint Barnabas and Saul to do the work for which I have chosen them."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them.

they.

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.

Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time he separated the tribe of Levi, to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to stand before him in the ministry, and to bless in his name until this present day.

1 Samuel 2:11 And Elcana went to Ramatha, to his house: but the child ministered in the sight of the Lord before the face of Heli the priest.

1 Chronicles 16:4,37 And he appointed Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord, and to remember his works, and to glorify, and praise the Lord God of Israel. . . .

*etc:

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles: sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus: Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

2 Timothy 1:11 Wherein I am appointed a preacher and an apostle and teacher of the Gentiles.

2 Timothy 4:5,11 But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. Be sober. . . .

fasted.

Acts 13:3 Then they fasting and praying and imposing their hands upon them, sent them away.

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said: Four days ago, unto this hour, I was praying in my house, at the ninth hour and behold a man stood before me in white apparel and said:

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord, my God, to pray and make supplication with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.

Matthew 6:16 And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 9:14,15 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees, fast often, but thy disciples do not fast? . . .

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving night and day.

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud not one another, except, perhaps, by consent, for a time, that you may give yourselves to prayer: and return together again, lest Satan tempt you for your incontinency.

2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in prisons, in seditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

2 Corinthians 11:27 In labour and painfulness, in much watchings, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness:

the Holy.

Acts 10:19 And as Peter was thinking of the vision, the Spirit said to him: Behold three men seek thee.

Acts 16:6,7 And when they had passed through Phrygia and the country of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia. . . .

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these things, one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as he will.

Separate.

Acts 22:21 And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles afar off will I send thee.

Numbers 8:11-14 And Aaron shall offer the Levites, as a gift in the sight of the Lord from the children of Israel, that they may serve in his ministry. . . .

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach unless they be sent, as it is written: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that bring glad tidings of good things?

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased him who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,

Galatians 2:8,9 (For he who wrought in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision wrought in me also among the Gentiles.) . . .

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men who shall be fit to teach others also.

the work.

Acts 9:15 And the Lord said to him: Go thy way: for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Acts 14:26 And thence they sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been delivered to the grace of God, unto the work which they accomplished.

Matthew 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.

Luke 10:1 And after these things, the Lord appointed also other seventy-two. And he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come.

Ephesians 3:7 Of which I am made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God, which is given to me according to the operation of his power.

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher and an apostle (I say the truth, I lie not), a doctor of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

2 Timothy 1:11 Wherein I am appointed a preacher and an apostle and teacher of the Gentiles.

Hebrews 5:4 Neither doth any man take the honour to himself, but he that is called by God, as Aaron was.

Context
Paul's First Missionary Journey
1Now there were in the church which was at Antioch prophets and doctors, among whom was Barnabas and Simon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene and Manahen who was the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them. 3Then they fasting and praying and imposing their hands upon them, sent them away.…
Cross References
Acts 4:36
And Joseph, who, by the apostles, was surnamed Barnabas (which is, by interpretation, The son of consolation), a Levite, a Cyprian born,

Acts 8:29
And the Spirit said to Philip: Go near and join thyself to this chariot.

Acts 9:15
And the Lord said to him: Go thy way: for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Acts 13:4
So they, being sent by the Holy Ghost, went to Seleucia: and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.

Additional Translations
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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

And 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.

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.

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."

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."

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,'
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