ActsChapter 14

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1 And it came to pass in Iconium that they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake that a great multitude both of Jews and of Greeks believed. 2 But the Jews that were disobedient stirred up the souls of the nations, and made them evil affected against the brethren. 3 Long time therefore they tarried there being bold in the Lord, who witnessed unto the word of his :grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their :hands. 4 But the multitude of the city was divided; and some were with the Jews, and some with the apostles. 5 And when an onset was made both of the nations and of the Jews with their :rulers, to treat them shamefully and stone them, 6 they became aware of it, and fled unto the cities of :Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbē, and the region around: 7 and there they were preaching the gospel. 8 And at Lystra a certain man sat, impotent in his :feet, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked. 9 The same heard :Paul speaking: who, fixing his eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole, 10 said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy :feet. And he leaped up and was walking. 11 And the crowds saw what Paul had done, and they lifted up their :voice, saying in Lycaonish, The gods are come down unto us in likeness of men. 12 And they called :Barnabas, †Jupiter; and :Paul, †Mercury, since he was the chief :speaker. 13 And the priest of :Jupiter whose temple was before the city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard it, they rent their own :garments, and sprang forth among the crowd, crying out 15 and saying, †Men, why do ye these things? We also are †men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye turn from these :vanities unto a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them are, 16 who in the generations gone by suffered all the nations to walk in their :ways. 17 And yet he left not himself without witness, in doing good and giving you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, filling your :hearts with food and gladness. 18 And with these sayings they scarce restrained the crowds from doing sacrifice to them. 19 But Jews came thither from Antioch and Iconium: and having persuaded the crowds, and stoned :Paul, they dragged him out of the city, supposing he was dead. 20 But as the disciples surrounded him, he rose up, and entered into the city: and on the morrow he went forth with :Barnabas to Derbe. 21 And when they had preached the gospel to that :city, and had discipled many, they returned to :Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch, 22 confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that, Through many tribulations must we enter into the kingdom of :God. 23 And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fastings, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed. 24 And 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 thence they sailed to Antioch, whence they had been †committed to the grace of :God for the work which they had ful– filled. 27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church, they declared what things :God had done with them, and that he had opened a door of faith unto the nations. 28 And they tarried no little time with the disciples.

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