Berean Literal Bible
Paul and Barnabas at Iconium
1Now it came to pass in Iconium, according to the same, they entered into the synagogue of the Jews and spoke so that a great number of both Jewish and Greeks believed. 2But the unbelieving Jews stirred up and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against the brothers. 3Therefore indeed they stayed a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done through their hands.
4Now the multitude of the city was divided, and indeed some were with the Jews, but some with the apostles. 5And when there was a rush both of the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them, 6having become aware, they fled to the Lycaonian cities Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding region, 7and there they continued preaching the gospel.
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
8And in Lystra a certain man was sitting, crippled in the feet, lame from the womb of his mother, who had never walked. 9This man heard Paul speaking, who having looked intently at him and having seen that he has faith to be healed, 10said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet!” And he sprang up and began to walk.
11And the crowds having seen what Paul had done, lifted up their voice in Lycaonian saying, “The gods have come down to us, having become like men.” 12And Barnabas, they began calling Zeus; and Paul, Hermes, because he was the leading speaker. 13And the priest of Zeus, being just outside the city, having brought oxen and wreaths to the gates, was desiring with the crowds to sacrifice.
14But the apostles Barnabas and Paul having heard, having torn their garments, rushed out into the crowd, crying out 15and saying, “Men, why do you do these things? We also are men of like nature with you, proclaiming the gospel to you, to turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things in them, 16who in the generations past allowed all the nations to go their own ways. 17And yet He has not left Himself without witness, doing good, giving to you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.”
18And saying these things, they hardly stopped the crowds from sacrificing to them.
19But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, and having stoned Paul, they dragged him outside the city, supposing him to have died. 20But the disciples having surrounded him, having risen up, he entered into the city. And on the next day he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.
The Return to Syrian Antioch
21And having proclaimed the gospel to that city and having discipled many, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch, 22strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith and that “through many tribulations it behooves us to enter into the kingdom of God.”
23Now having chosen elders for them in every church, having prayed, with fasting they committed them to the Lord, in whom they had believed.
The Report to the Church at Antioch
26And from there they sailed to Antioch, from where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work that they had fulfilled.
27Now having arrived and having gathered together the church, they began declaring all that God had done with them, and that He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
28And they remained no little time with the disciples.