OF THE APOSTLES
Acts 14 ©
1 Paul and Barnabas preach and do miracles at Iconium, and many believe both Gentiles and Jews. 4 Wherefore a great division and uproar arise against them. 6 Who therefore flee to Lystra and Derbe. 8 Paul heals a crippled man at Lystra. 11 Wherefore the people hold them for gods, and would do sacrifice to them. 14 Which they, although with great earnestness could hardly hinder. 15 And direct them to the living (and) true God. 19 But the Jews of Antioch and Iconium, coming hither, stir up the people that they stone Paul. 20 But he arises, and travels with Barnabas unto Derbe. 22 They exhort the brethren to steadfastness. 23 And choose elders in all churches. 24 And having traveled through certain other countries and cities, 26 return again unto Antioch. 27 And relate what God had done by them.
AND it came to pass in Iconium, that 1they went 2both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the 3Greeks believed.
But the 4unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds 5evil affecteda against the brethren.
6Long time therefore abode they speaking 7boldly in the Lord, whichb gave testimony 8unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done 9by their hands.
But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with 10the apostles.
And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
They were warec of 11it, and fledd unto Lystra and Derbe, 12cities of 13Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
And there they preached the gospel.
¶And there sat a certain man at Lystra, eimpotentf in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and 14perceiving that he had 15faith 16to be healed,
Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. Andg he leaped and walked.
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, Theh gods are come down to us 17in the likeness of men.
And they called Barnabas, 18Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
Then the priest of Jupiter, 19which was before their city, brought oxen and 20garlands unto the 21gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they 22rent their clothes, and ran in among 23the people, crying out,
And saying, Sirs, whyi do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these 24vanities unto the living God, whichj made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Whok in times past suffered all nations to walk 25in their own ways.
Neverthelessl he left not himself 26without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
And with these sayings scarce 27restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
¶And there came thither certain Jews from 28Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, havingm stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
Howbeit, as the disciples stood 29round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and 30had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
Confirming 31the souls of the disciples, andn exhorting them to continue in the faith, ando that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
And when they had 32ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
And after they had passed throughout 33Pisidia, they came to 34Pamphylia.
And when they had preached the word in 35Perga, they went down into 36Attalia:
And thence sailed top37Antioch, from whence they had been recommended 38to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsedq all that God had done 39with them, and how he had opened 40the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
And there they abode long time with the disciples.