Acts 13:2
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English Standard Version
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.”

King James Bible
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.

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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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."

Acts 13:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ministered (λειτουργούντων)

See on the kindred noun ministration, Luke 1:23. This noun has passed through the following meanings: 1. A civil service, especially in the technical language of Athenian law. 2. A function or office of any kind, as of the bodily organs. 3. Sacerdotal ministration, both among the Jews and the heathen (see Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:21). 4. The eucharistic services. 5. Set forms of divine worship (Lightfoot, "On Philippians," ii., 17). Here, of the performance of Christian worship. Our word liturgy is derived from it.

Separate

The Greek adds δή, now, which is not rendered by A. V. or Rev. It gives precision and emphasis to the command, implying that it is for a special purpose, and to be obeyed at the time. Compare Luke 2:15; Acts 15:36; 1 Corinthians 6:20.

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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 the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

1 Samuel 2:11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister to the LORD before Eli the priest.

1 Chronicles 16:4,37 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record...

*etc:

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.

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

2 Timothy 4:5,11 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry...

fasted.

Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold...

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Matthew 6:16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces...

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

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple...

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud you not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer...

2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

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

the Holy.

Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, three men seek you.

Acts 16:6,7 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia...

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Separate.

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Numbers 8:11-14 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel...

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

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace...

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

Galatians 2:8,9 (For he that worked effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)...

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men...

the work.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings...

Acts 14:26 And there sailed to Antioch, from where they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

Matthew 9:38 Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.

Luke 10:1 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place...

Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power.

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ...

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

Hebrews 5:4 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

Cross References
Acts 4:36
Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,

Acts 8:29
And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot."

Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Acts 13:4
So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

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