Acts 14

And it came to pass in Iconium at this time, they came together into the synagogue of the Jews, and spoke in such a manner, that a great multitude both of the Jews and Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against the brethren. Then indeed preaching boldly in behalf of the Lord, witnessing to the word of His grace, giving signs and wonders to be wrought by their hands, they spent much time. And the multitude of the city was divided: and some indeed were with the Jews, and some with the apostles. And when there was a conspiracy of both Gentiles and Jews along with their leaders, to insult and stone them, recognizing it, they fled into the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra, and Derbe, and the surrounding country; and there they preached the gospel. And there was a certain man sitting there in Lystra, impotent in his feet, being lame from the womb of his mother, who never did walk about. He heard Paul speaking, who fixing his attention on him, and seeing that he had faith to be saved, 10 said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and continued to walk around. 11 And the multitudes seeing what Paul did, lifted up their voice, in Lycaonic, saying, The gods having assumed the likeness of men have come down to us: 12 and they were calling Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, since he was the leader of the speech. 13 And the priest of Jupiter, being in front of the city, having brought oxen and garlands to the gate, wished to offer sacrifices to them, along with the multitudes. 14 And the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, hearing, rending their garments, rushed into the crowd, crying out, and saying, 15 Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of like suffering with you, preaching the gospel to you that you should turn from these vanities to the living God, who created the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things which are in them: 16 who in bygone generations, suffered all nations to walk in their own ways; 17 indeed he did not leave himself without witnesses, doing good, giving to you the rains from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness. 18 And speaking these things they scarcely restrained the multitude from offering sacrifices to them. 19 But the Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the multitudes, stoned Paul, dragged him out of the city, thinking that he was dead; 20 but, the disciples having surrounded him, rising up, he came into the city. And on the following day he came with Barnabas into Derbe; 21 and preaching the gospel to that city, and making many disciples, they returned into Lystra, and into Iconium, and into Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to abide in the faith, and it behooves them through many tribulations to enter into the kingdom of God. 23 And electing elders for them in every church, praying with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed. 24 And having come through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia. 25 And having spoken the word in Perge, they came down into Attalia; 26 and thence they sailed away into Antioch, whence they had been committed to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled. 27 And arriving, and convening the church, they reported so many things as God did with them, and that He opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they spent no small time with the disciples.
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