14 1And it came to pass in Iconium that they entered together into the
synagogue of the Jews, and so spake that a great multitude both of Jews and
of Greeks believed.
2But the Jews that were disobedient stirred up the
souls of the Gentiles, and made them evil affected against the brethren.
3Long time therefore they tarried there speaking boldly in the
Lord, who bare witness unto the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders
to be done by their hands.
4But the multitude of the city was divided;
and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
5And when there
was made an onset both of the Gentiles and of the Jews with their rulers, to
treat them shamefully and to stone them,
6they became aware of it, and
fled unto the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the region round
7and there they preached the gospel.
8And at Lystra there sat
a certain man, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who
never had walked.
9The same heard Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes upon
him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,
10said with a loud
voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped up and walked.
the multitude saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice, saying in
the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was
the chief speaker.
13And the priest of Jupiter whose temple was
before the city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have
done sacrifice with the multitudes.
14But when the apostles, Barnabas and
Paul, heard of it, they rent their garments, and sprang forth among the
multitude, crying out
15and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also
are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should
turn from these vain things unto a living God, who made the heaven and the
earth and the sea, and all that in them is:
16who in the generations gone
by suffered all the nations to walk in their own ways.
17And yet He left
not himself without witness, in that he did good and gave you from heaven
rains and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.
18And with these sayings scarce restrained they the multitudes from doing
sacrifice unto them.
19But there came Jews thither from Antioch and
Iconium: and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul, and dragged
him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.
20But as the disciples
stood round about him, he rose up, and entered into the city: and on the
morrow he went forth with Barnabas to Derbe.
21And when they had preached
the gospel to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to
Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch,
22confirming the souls of the
disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many
tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.
23And when they had
appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they
commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.
24And they passed
through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia.
25And when they had spoken the
word in Perga, they went down to Attalia;
26and thence they sailed to
Antioch, from whence they had been committed to the grace of God for the work
which they had fulfilled.
27And when they were come, and had gathered the
church together, they rehearsed all things that God had done with them, and
that he had opened a door of faith unto the Gentiles.
28And they tarried
no little time with the disciples.