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Acts 13:1-2

Barnabas, Saul, and Doctor Know-It-All

1-2The congregation in Antioch was blessed with a number of prophet-preachers and teachers:


Simon, nicknamed Niger,

Lucius the Cyrenian,

Manaen, an advisor to the ruler Herod,


One day as they were worshiping God—they were also fasting as they waited for guidance—the Holy Spirit spoke: "Take Barnabas and Saul and commission them for the work I have called them to do."

3So they commissioned them. In that circle of intensity and obedience, of fasting and praying, they laid hands on their heads and sent them off.