Acts 14:1-28 THE HOLY BIBLE-
The Acts Of The Apostles Chapter 14:1-28
Acts 14:1 In Iconium they entered the Jewish synagogue together and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks came to believe,
Acts 14:2 although the disbelieving Jews stirred up and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against the brothers.
Acts 14:3 So they stayed for a considerable period, speaking out boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the word about his grace by granting signs and wonders to occur through their hands.
Acts 14:4 The people of the city were divided: some were with the Jews; others, with the apostles.
Acts 14:5 When there was an attempt by both the Gentiles and the Jews, together with their leaders, to attack and stone them,
Acts 14:6 they realized it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding countryside,
Acts 14:7 where they continued to proclaim the good news.
Acts 14:8 At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth, who had never walked.
Acts 14:9 He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him, saw that he had the faith to be healed,
Acts 14:10 and called out in a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet." He jumped up and began to walk about.
Acts 14:11 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they cried out in Lycaonian, "The gods have come down to us in human form."
Acts 14:12 They called Barnabas "Zeus" and Paul "Hermes," because he was the chief speaker.
Acts 14:13 And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, for he together with the people intended to offer sacrifice.
Acts 14:14 The apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their garments 3 when they heard this and rushed out into the crowd, shouting,
Acts 14:15 "Men, why are you doing this? We are of the same nature as you, human beings. We proclaim to you good news that you should turn from these idols to the living God, 'who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them.'
Acts 14:16 In past generations he allowed all Gentiles to go their own ways;
Acts 14:17 yet, in bestowing his goodness, he did not leave himself without witness, for he gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filled you with nourishment and gladness for your hearts."
Acts 14:18 Even with these words, they scarcely restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
Acts 14:19 However, some Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.
Acts 14:20 But when the disciples gathered around him, he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.
Acts 14:21 After they had proclaimed the good news to that city and made a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.
Acts 14:22 They strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying, "It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God."
Acts 14:23 They appointed presbyters for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord in whom they had put their faith.
Acts 14:24 Then they traveled through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia.
Acts 14:25 After proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia.
Acts 14:26 From there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now accomplished.
Acts 14:27 And when they arrived, they called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
Acts 14:28 Then they spent no little time with the disciples.