Acts 14 ©
Paul and Barnabas are persecuted from Iconium by the malice of the unbelieving Jews. At Lystra they heal an impotent man, and refuse divine honours with abhorrence. Paul is stoned at the instigation of the Jews, but escapeth alive with Barnabas to Derbe. Having passed through various places, and confirmed the churches in faith and patience, they return to Antioch, and give an account of their ministry.
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
And saying, Sirs, uwhy do ye these things? We also are men vof like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these w*vanities unto the xliving God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
zNevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with afood and bgladness.
Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to hDerbe.
kConfirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them lto continue in the faith, and that we must mthrough much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
And there they abode long time with the disciples.