Acts 14

Acceptance and Opposition

1In a  Iconium b  they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a manner c  that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of d  Greeks. 2But e  the Jews who
Or disobeyed
g  disbelieved stirred up the
Lit souls
minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against i  the brethren.
3Therefore they spent a long time there j  speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that
Or attesting miracles
l  signs and wonders be done by their hands.
4 m  But the
Lit multitude
people of the city were divided; and some
Lit were
sided with p  the Jews, and some with q  the apostles.
5And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and r  the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to s  stone them, 6they became aware of it and fled to the cities of t  Lycaonia u  Lystra and v  Derbe, and the surrounding region; 7and there they continued to w  preach the gospel.

8At x  Lystra y  a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who z  when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had aa  faith to be
Lit saved
made well,
10said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” ac  And he leaped up and began to walk. 11When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the ad  Lycaonian language ae  The gods have become like men and have come down to us.” 12And they began calling Barnabas,
Lat Jupiter, the chief pagan god
Zeus, and Paul,
Lat Mercury, considered the messenger or spokesman for the pagan gods of Greece and Rome
Hermes, because he was
Lit the leader of the speaking
the chief speaker.
13The priest of Zeus, whose temple was
Lit in front of
just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and aj  wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.
14But when ak  the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they al  tore their
Or outer garments
robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out
15and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also an  men of the same nature as you, and ao  preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these
I.e. idols
aq  vain things to a ar  living God as  who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
Lit Who in the generations gone by permitted
In the generations gone by He au  permitted all the
Or Gentiles
nations to aw  go their own ways;
17and yet ax  He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and ay  gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons
Lit filling
satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”
18Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.

19But ba  Jews came from bb  Antioch and bc  Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they bd  stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. 20But while be  the disciples stood around him, he got up and entered the city. The next day he went away with Barnabas to bf  Derbe. 21After they had bg  preached the gospel to that city and had bh  made many disciples, they returned to bi  Lystra and to bj  Iconium and to bk  Antioch, 22strengthening the souls of bl  the disciples, encouraging them to continue in bm  the faith, and saying bn  Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” 23When bo  they had appointed bp  elders for them in every church, having bq  prayed with fasting, they br  commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

24They passed through bs  Pisidia and came into bt  Pamphylia. 25When they had spoken the word in bu  Perga, they went down to Attalia. 26From there they sailed to bv  Antioch, from bw  which they had been bx  commended to the grace of God for the work that they had
Lit fulfilled
27When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to bz  report all things that God had done with them and
Lit that
how He had opened a cb  door of faith to the Gentiles.
28And they spent
Lit not a little
a long time with cd  the disciples.
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