Acts

Acts 14 ©

1Paul and Barnabas are persecuted from Iconium by the malice of the unbelieving Jews. 8At Lystra they heal an impotent man, and refuse divine honours with abhorrence. 19Paul is stoned at the instigation of the Jews, but escapeth alive with Barnabas to Derbe. 21Having passed through various places, and confirmed the churches in faith and patience, they return to Antioch, and give an account of their ministry.

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AND it came to pass in aIconium, that they went both together binto the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that ca great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.

a ch. 13.51. v.19,21.
c Ge. 49.10. Is. 11.10. ch. 13.48.
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dBut the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil *affected against the brethren.

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Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, ewhich gave testimony unto the word of his grace, fand granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

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gBut the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the hapostles.

g Lu. 2.34. Jn. 7.43. ch. 28.24.
h v.14.
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And iwhen 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,

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jThey were *ware of it, and fled unto kLystra and lDerbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:

j Mat. 10.17,23. ch. 8.1.
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mAnd there they preached the gospel.

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¶And there sat a certain man at Lystra, *impotent in his feet, nbeing a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:

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The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had ofaith to be healed,

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Said with a loud voice, pStand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.

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And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, qThe gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

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And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

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Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and rwould have done sacrifice with the people.

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Which when sthe apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they trent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

s v.4.
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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:

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yWho in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

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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.

z Ro. 1.20. Ps. 19.1,2; 36.5,6; 145.9. Mat. 5.45. Le. 26.4. De. 11.14; 28.12. Job 5.10. Ps. 65.10; 68.9,10; 147.8. Je. 14.22. ch. 17.27.
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And with these sayings cscarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

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¶And there came thither certain Jews from dAntioch and eIconium, who persuaded the people, fand, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing ghe had been dead.

d ch. 13.14.
e v.1.
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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.

h v.6.
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iAnd when they had preached the gospel to that city, and 1had taught many, they returned again to jLystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

j v.1,6. ch. 13.14,15. 2Ti. 3.11.
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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.

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And when nthey had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

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And after they had passed throughout oPisidia, they came to Pamphylia.

o ch. 13.13,14.
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And when they had preached the word in pPerga, they went down into Attalia:

p ch. 13.13,14.
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And thence sailed to qAntioch, from whence they had been rrecommended to the grace of God for the work which they sfulfilled.

q ch. 11.26.
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And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they t*rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had uopened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

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And there they abode long time with the disciples.