Acts 14

And they came and entered into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke with them, that many of the Jews and of the Greeks believed. But Jews of the class of unbelievers, excited the Gentiles, to maltreat the brethren. And they continued there a long time, and spoke openly concerning the Lord; and he gave testimony to the word of his grace, by the signs and prodigies which he wrought by their hands. And the whole multitude of the city was divided; and a part were with the Jews, and a part adhered to the legates. And an assault was made on them, by the Gentiles, and by the Jews and their chiefs, to insult them, and to stone them with stones. And when they knew it, they departed and fled to the cities of Lycaonia and Lystra and Derbe, and to the villages around them; and there they preached. And a certain man dwelt in the city Lystra, who was afflicted in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who had never walked. He heard Paul speak: and when Paul saw him, and knew that he had faith to live; 10 he said to him, with a loud voice: In the name of our Lord Jesus Messiah, I say to thee, Rise upon thy feet. And he sprang up, stood, and walked. 11 And the assembly of people, when they saw what Paul had done, raised their voice, and said, in the language of the country: The gods have assumed the likeness of men, and have come down to us. 12 And they named Barnabas the Lord of the Gods; and Paul Hermes, because he commenced the speaking. 13 And the priest of the Lord of the Gods, who was without the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gate of the court where they lodged, and was disposed to offer sacrifices to them. 14 But Barnabas and Paul, when they heard it, rent their garments, and sprang and went among the throng, 15 and called out, and said: Men, what do ye? We also are frail mortals like yourselves, who preach to you, that ye should turn from these useless things, unto the living God, who made heaven and earth and seas, and whatever is in them. 16 He, in former ages, left all the nations to go in their own ways: 17 although he did not leave himself without testimony, while he did them good from heaven, and sent down the rain, and made the fruits to grow in their seasons, and filled their hearts with food and pleasure. 18 And, by saying these things, they with difficulty prevented the people from offering sacrifice to them. 19 But Jews came hither from Iconium and Antioch, and excited the people against them. And they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. 20 And the disciples assembled around him; and he arose, and went into the city. And the next day, he departed from there, with Barnabas; and they came to the city of Derbe. 21 And while they were preaching to the inhabitants of that city, they made many disciples. And turning back, they came to the city Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch, 22 confirming the souls of the disciples, and entreating them to persevere in the faith; and they told them, that it was necessary, through much affliction, to enter into the kingdom of God. 23 And they established for them Elders in each church, while they fasted with them, and prayed, and commended them to our Lord in whom they believed. 24 And when they had travelled over the region of Pisidia they came to Pamphylia. 25 And when they had spoken the word of the Lord in the city of Perga, they went down to Attalia. 26 And thence they proceeded by sea, and came to Antioch; because from there they had been commended to the grace of the Lord, for that work which they had accomplished. 27 And when they had collected together the whole church, they narrated all that God had wrought with them, and that he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they remained there a long time with the disciples.
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