Acts 14

And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke, that a great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and poisoned their minds against the brethren. Therefore, for a long time they remained there, speaking boldly in the Lord, who gave testimony to the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. And when there was an attempt made by both the Gentiles, and the Jews with their rulers, to abuse them, and to stone them, They learned of it, and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding region: And there they preached the gospel. Now there sat a certain man at Lystra without strength in his feet; he was a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked. He heard Paul speak: and Paul, who steadfastly beheld him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on your feet. And he leaped up and walked. 11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men. 12 And they called Barnabas, Zeus; and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and would have offered a sacrifice with the people. 14 When the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard this, they tore their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 15 Men, why do you these things? We also are men of the same nature as you, and we preach to you that you should turn from these vain things to the living God, who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them. 16 In times past he allowed all nations to walk in their own ways; 17 Nevertheless, he did not leave himself without a witness, in that he did good, and gave you rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness. 18 And even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them. 19 And certain Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, who, having persuaded the people, stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing he was dead. 20 Yet, as the disciples stood around him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. 21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had made disciples of many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, 22 Strengthening the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying that through much tribulation we must enter the kingdom of God. 23 And when they had appointed elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord, in whom they believed. 24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia: 26 And from there sailed to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work which they had now fulfilled. 27 And when they had come, and had gathered the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they stayed a long time there with the disciples.
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