Acts 13:3

“And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their handes on them, they sent them away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, after prayer and going without food they put their hands on them, and sent them away.
- Basic English Bible

Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid [their] hands on them, they let [them] go.
- Darby Bible

And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- Webster's Bible

So, after fasting and prayer and the laying on of hands, they let them go.
- Weymouth Bible

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- World English Bible

Thanne thei fastiden, and preieden, and leiden hondis on hem, and leten hem go.
- Wycliffe Bible

then having fasted, and having prayed, and having laid the hands on them, they sent [them] away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 13:3


13:3 Then having fasted - Again. Thus they did also, #Acts 14:23|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 13:3


Ac 13:3 When they had fasted and prayed. This verse shows how they were set apart. It was by fasting, prayer, and the laying on of hands. They were not thus set apart to an order or rank in the kingdom, but to a work unto which they were called. They were not made priests, or bishops, but missionaries. This act did not make Paul an apostle. Christ chose him, as he had Peter, John and the others. They sent [them] away. As the missionaries of the church at Antioch to the heathen. We find that they return to report to the church after a long missionary tour (Ac 14:27).

Discussion for Acts 13

  • Ray321
    The GOSPEL 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 All we have to do is believe with all our hearts.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God is moving. The spread of the Gospel is off to a fine start. The message here is for us to be part of the effort to spread the gospel in our own little corners. There may be adversities and opposition but like Paul, Barnabas and other disciples, we must be prepared to soldier on for Christ.
  • Ray321
    Acts 13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. When Jesus was in the belly of the earth, he saw no corruption, but David did see corruption. Jesus was Holy and Perfect.
  • BSP
    Verse 48: All those who are rightly disposed and have the right heart condition will be able to gain everlasting life.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 13:10 AND SAID O FULL OF ALL SUBTILTY AND ALL MISCHIEF THOU CHILD OF THE DEVIL THOU ENEMY OF ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS WILT THOU NOT CEASE TO PERVERT THE RIGHT WAYS OF THE LORD13:46THEN PAUL AND BARNABAS WAXED BOLD AND SAID IT WAS NECESSARY THAT THE WORD OF GOD SHOULD FIRST HAVE BEEN SPOKEN TO YOU BUT SEEING YOU PUT FROM YOU AND JUDGE YOURSELVES UNWORTHY OF EVERLASTING LIFE LO WE TURN TO THE GENTILES
  • Bruce
    The Jews raised up an army of voices of men and women to run Paul and Barnabas out of Town. Just like today. The lost pushed The Light out of Public Schools, education systems,The Government. And Worse of all: The Churches. The Darkness is taken over The World like a Flood. Most say they are saved! then say get out-of-the-way I can't see the TV! the Internet is down. Some here need The Blood.

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