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14 Now it happened in Iconium that they went together to the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of the Jews and of the aGreeks believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and 1poisoned their 2minds against the brethren. 3 Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, bwho was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and cwonders to be done by their hands.
4 But the multitude of the city was ddivided: part sided with the Jews, and part with the eapostles. 5 And when a violent attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, fto abuse and stone them, 6 they became aware of it and gfled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding region. 7 And they were preaching the gospel there.
8 hAnd in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man heard Paul speaking. 3Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10 said with a loud voice, i“Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked. 11 Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, j“The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” 12 And Barnabas they called 4Zeus, and Paul, 5Hermes, 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, kintending to sacrifice with the multitudes.
14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, lthey tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out 15 and saying, “Men, mwhy are you doing these things? nWe also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from othese useless things pto the living God, qwho made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them, 16 rwho in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways. 17 sNevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, tgave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with ufood and gladness.” 18 And with these sayings they could scarcely restrain the multitudes from sacrificing to them.
19 vThen Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having persuaded the multitudes, wthey stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be xdead. 20 However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city yand made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, zexhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, a“We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.” 23 So when they had bappointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. 24 And after they had passed through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 25 Now when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. 26 From there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work which they had completed.
27 Now when they had come and gathered the church together, cthey reported all that God had done with them, and that He had dopened the door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 So they stayed there a long time with the disciples.
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