Acts 14
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1AND Paul and Bar’na-bas entered into the Jewish synagogue and addressed the people in such manner that a great many of the Jews and of the Greeks believed. 2But the Jews who would not listen stirred up the Gentiles to oppress the brethren. 3So they remained there for a long time, and spoke boldly concerning the LORD, and he gave them testimony to the word of his grace, by means of signs and wonders which he performed by their hands. 4But the people of the city were divided: part held with the Jews, and part followed the apostles. 5And they were menaced by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their leaders with disgrace and by threats to stone them with stones. 6And when they became aware of it, they departed and took refuge in Ly’stra and Derbe, cities of Lyc-ao’ni-a, and the villages near by. 7And there they preached the gospel.

8And there dwelt in the city of Ly’stra a cripple who had been lame from his mother’s womb, who never had walked. 9He heard Paul speak; and when Paul saw him and perceived that there was faith in him to be healed, 10He said to him with a loud voice, I say to you, in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ, stand upright on your feet. And he leaped and walked. 11And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted their voices and said in the language of the country, The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men. 12So they called Bar’na-bas, the chief of the gods; and Paul, they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13Then the priest of the chief of gods whose shrine was outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gate of the courtyard where they stayed, and he wanted to offer sacrifices to them. 14When Bar’na-bas and Paul heard of this, they rent their clothes, and leaped to their feet and went out to the crowd, crying out 15And saying, Men, what are you doing? We also are ordinary human beings like you, who preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God who made heaven and earth and the sea and all things that are therein, 16Who in generations past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. 17Nevertheless he left himself without testimony, in that he bestowed good on them from heaven, and gave them rain, and caused the fruits to grow in their seasons, and satisfied their hearts with food and gladness. 18And even though they said these things they had difficulty in restraining the people from offering sacrifice to them.

19But there came there Jews from I-co’nium and An’ti-och and stirred up the people against them, and they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. 20Howbeit, as the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and entered again into the city: and the next day he departed from there with Bar’na-bas, and they came to the city of Der’be.

21And when they had preached the gospel to the people of that city, and had converted many, then they returned to the city of Lys’tra, and to I-co’ni-um, and An’ti-och, 22Strengthening the souls of the converts, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and telling them that only through much tribulation can we enter into the kingdom of God. 23And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with them with fasting, they commended them to our LORD, on whom they believed.

24And after they had traveled through the country of Pi-sid’i-a, they came to Pamphyl’i- a. 25And when they had preached the word of the LORD in the city of Per’ga, they went down to At-ta’li-a:

26And thence they sailed and came to An’tioch, because from there they had been recommended to the grace of the LORD, for the work which they fulfilled. 27And as the whole congregation was gathered together, they related everything that God had done to them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. 28And there they remained a long time with the disciples.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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