Acts 14
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Paul and Barnabas at Iconium

1And it came to passe in Iconium, that they went both together into the Synagogue of the Iewes, & so spake, that a great multitude both of the Iewes and of the Grecians beleeued. 2And the vnbeleeuing Iewes stirred vp, and corrupted the mindes of the Gentiles against the brethren. 3So therefore they abode there a long time, and spake boldly in the Lorde, which gaue testimonie vnto the woord of his grace, and caused signes and woders to be done by their hands. 4But the multitude of the city was deuided: and some were with the Iewes, and some with the Apostles. 5And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and of the Iewes with their rulers, to doe them violence, and to stone them, 6They were ware of it, and fled vnto Lystra, and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and vnto the region round about, 7And there preached the Gospel.

The Visit to Lystra and Derbe

8Nowe there sate a certaine man at Lystra, impotent in his feete, which was a creeple fro his mothers wombe, who had neuer walked. 9He heard Paul speake: who beholding him, and perceiuing that he had faith to be healed, 10Said with a loude voyce, Stand vpright on thy feete; he leaped vp, and walked. 11Then when the people sawe what Paul had done, they lift vp their voyces, saying in ye speach of Lycaonia, Gods are come downe to vs in the likenesse of men. 12And they called Barnabas, Iupiter: and Paul, Mercurius, because hee was the chiefe speaker. 13Then Iupiters priest, which was before their citie, brought bulles with garlands vnto the gates, & would haue sacrificed with the people. 14But when the Apostles, Barnabas and Paul heard it, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying, 15And saying, O men, why doe yee these things? We are euen men subiect to the like passions that yee be, and preache vnto you, that yee shoulde turne from these vaine things vnto the liuing God, which made heauen and earth, and the sea, and all things that in them are: 16Who in times past suffered all the Gentiles to walke in their owne waies. 17Neuerthelesse, hee left not him selfe without witnes, in that hee did good and gaue vs raine from heauen, & fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with foode, and gladnesse. 18And speaking these things, scarce appeased they the multitude, that they had not sacrificed vnto them.

19Then there came certaine Iewes from Antiochia and Iconium, which when they had persuaded the people, stoned Paul, and drewe him out of the citie, supposing he had bene dead. 20Howbeit, as the disciples stoode rounde about him, hee arose vp, and came into the citie, and the next day hee departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

Strengthening the Disciples

21And after they had preached the glad tidings of the Gospel to that citie, and had taught many, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antiochia, 22Confirming the disciples hearts, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, affirming that we must through many afflictions enter into the kingdome of God. 23And when they had ordeined them Elders by election in euery Church, and prayed, and fasted, they commended them to the Lorde in whome they beleeued.

24Thus they went throughout Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia. 25And when they had preached the woorde in Perga, they came downe to Attalia,

26And thence sailed to Antiochia, from whence they had bene comended vnto the grace of God, to the woorke, which they had fulfilled. 27And when they were come & had gathered the Church together, they rehearsed all the things that God had done by them, and howe he had opened the doore of faith vnto the Gentiles. 28So there they abode a long time with the disciples.

Geneva Bible of 1587

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