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Acts - Chapter 14
  • 1. Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed.
  • 2. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
  • 3. So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
  • 4. But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles.
  • 5. When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them,
  • 6. they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country,
  • 7. and there they continued to preach the gospel.
  • 8. Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked.
  • 9. He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well,
  • 10. said in a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And he sprang up and began walking.
  • 11. And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!"
  • 12. Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
  • 13. And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.
  • 14. But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out,
  • 15. "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
  • 16. In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways.
  • 17. Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."
  • 18. Even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them.
  • 19. But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.
  • 20. But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.
  • 21. When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,
  • 22. strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
  • 23. And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
  • 24. Then they passed through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia.
  • 25. And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia,
  • 26. and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had fulfilled.
  • 27. And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
  • 28. And they remained no little time with the disciples.

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