Acts 13:1-4 The Holy Spirit Sends Barnabas and Saul

“Now in the church in Antioch there were prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, [1] Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshipping the Lord [2] and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” After fasting and praying they laid hands on them and sent them off. [3] So, being sent by the Holy Spirit,[4] they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.”

[1] Niger: Νίγερ. This is the only use of this word in the New Testament.

[2] worshipping the Lord: Λειτουργούντων τῷ Κυρίῳ

[3] “sent them off, released them” ἀπέλυσαν

[4] “Being sent out by the Holy Spirit,” ἐκπεμφθέντες ὑπὸ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος. This is the only use of ἐκπεμφθέντες in the New Testament.