Acceptance and Opposition1 In 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. 2 But e the Jews who ▼
▼ Or disobeyed, g disbelieved stirred up the ▼
▼ Lit soulsminds of the Gentiles and embittered them against i the brethren. 3 Therefore 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 multitudepeople of the city were divided; and some ▼
▼ Lit weresided with p the Jews, and some with q the apostles. 5 And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and r the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to s stone them, 6 they became aware of it and fled to the cities of t Lycaonia u Lystra and v Derbe, and the surrounding region; 7 and there they continued to w preach the gospel. 8 At x Lystra y a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This 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 savedmade well, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” ac And he leaped up and began to walk. 11 When 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.” 12 And they began calling Barnabas, ▼
▼ Lat Jupiter, the chief pagan godZeus, and Paul, ▼
▼ Lat Mercury, considered the messenger or spokesman for the pagan gods of Greece and RomeHermes, because he was ▼
▼ Lit the leader of the speakingthe chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was ▼
▼ Lit in front ofjust outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and aj wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when ak the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they al tore their ▼
▼ Or outer garmentsrobes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out 15 and 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. 16 ▼
▼ Lit Who in the generations gone by permitted“In the generations gone by He au permitted all the ▼
▼ Or Gentilesnations to aw go their own ways; 17 and 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 fillingsatisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” 18 Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them. 19 But 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. 20 But 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. 21 After 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, 22 strengthening 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.” 23 When 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. 24 They passed through bs Pisidia and came into bt Pamphylia. 25 When they had spoken the word in bu Perga, they went down to Attalia. 26 From 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 fulfilledaccomplished. 27 When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to bz report all things that God had done with them and ▼
▼ Lit thathow He had opened a cb door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they spent ▼
▼ Lit not a littlea long time with cd the disciples.
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