Acts 14

And at Iconium they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great number both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up and inflamed the minds of the Gentiles against the brethren. They therefore stayed a considerable time speaking freely of the Lord, who bare witness to the word of his grace, and gave signs and wonders to be done by their hands. But the multitude of the city was divided: and some were for the Jews, and some for the apostles: but when there was an effort both of the Gentiles and of the Jews, together with their rulers, to offer violence to them, and to stone them; being apprised of it they fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the adjacent country: and there they preached the gospel. And there was sitting at Lystra, a man disabled in his feet, who had never walked at all, being lame from his birth. This man heard Paul speaking; who looking earnestly at him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10 said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped up, and walked. 11 And the people, seeing what Paul had done, lifted up their voice, saying in the Lycaonian tongue, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 12 And they called Barnabas Jupiter, and Paul Mercury; because he was the chief speaker. 13 And the priest of Jupiter, whose image was before the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and with the people would have offered sacrifices to them. 14 But the apostles Barnabas and Paul, when they heard of it, rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, 15 crying out, and saying, "Sirs, why do ye these things? we also are men subject to the like infirmities with you, and we preach the gospel unto you, that ye may turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, 16 and all things therein, who in generations past suffered all the nations to walk in their own ways: though He left not Himself without witness; 17 for He did us good, in giving us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness." 18 And saying these things, they with difficulty restrained the people from sacrificing to them. 19 But there came thither some Jews from Antioch and Iconium, and persuading the multitude, stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. 20 But when the disciples were gathered round 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 made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch; 22 confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and telling them that through many afflictions we must enter into the kingdom of God. 23 And when they had appointed them elders in every church, praying and fasting, they recommended them to the Lord, in whom they had believed. 24 And passing through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 25 And when they had preached the word at Perga, they went down to Attalia. 26 And from thence they sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God, for the work which they had now fulfilled. 27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they related what God had done by them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they spent a considerable time there with the disciples.
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