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Chapter 14

Acts 14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium that they both went together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.

Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Greeks, and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

Acts 14:3 Therefore they stayed there a long time 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.

Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part agreed with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

Acts 14:5 When there was a violent assault made both by the Greeks, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to abuse them and to stone them,

Acts 14:6 they were aware of it, and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding region:

Acts 14:7 and there they preached the gospel.

Acts 14:8 Now there sat a certain man at Lystra, sick in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never walked:

Acts 14:9 the same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

Acts 14:10 said with a loud voice, stand upright on your feet! Then he leaped and walked.

Acts 14:11 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!

Acts 14:12 For they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker.

Acts 14:13 Then the priest of Jupiter, who was before their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.

Acts 14:14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they tore their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

Acts 14:15 and saying, Sirs, why do you do these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them:

Acts 14:16 who in times past permitted all nations to walk in their own ways.

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

Acts 14:18 Even with these sayings they barely restrained the people that they should not sacrifice to them.

Acts 14:19 Then there came to there certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, took him out of the city, supposing he was dead.

Acts 14:20 However, as the disciples stood around him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he left with Barnabas to Derbe.

Acts 14:21 When they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

Acts 14:22 Strengthening the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts 14:23 When they had appointed them elders in every assembly, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in who they believed.

Acts 14:24 After they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.

Acts 14:25 When they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

Acts 14:26 from there sailed to Antioch, from where they had been consigned to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

Acts 14:27 So when they had come, and had gathered the assembly together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how He had opened the door of faith to the nations.

Acts 14:28 And there they stayed a long time with the disciples.