Acts 14 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
14 1 Paul and Barnabas 5 are persecuted at Iconium: 6 At Lystra Paul 10 healeth a cripple: 13 They are about to do sacrifice unto them, 18 but they forbid it. 19 Paul by the persuasion of certain Jews, is stoned: 23 From thence passing through divers Churches, 26 they return to Antioch.
2 And the [c]unbelieving Jews stirred up, and corrupted the minds of the Gentiles against the brethren.
3 [d]So therefore they abode there a long time, and spake boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and caused signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and some were with the Jews, and some with the Apostles.
5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and of the Jews with their rulers, to do them violence, and to stone them,
6 They were ware of it, and [e]fled unto Lystra, and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region round about,
7 And there preached the Gospel.
8 ¶ [f]Now there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, which was a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked.
9 He heard Paul speak: who beholding him and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped up, and walked.
11 Then when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, Gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter: and Paul Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
13 Then Jupiter’s Priest, which was before their city, brought bulls with garlands unto the [g]gates, and would have sacrificed with the people.
14 But when the Apostles, Barnabas and Paul heard it, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying,
15 [h]And saying, O men, why do ye these things? We are even men subject to the [i]like passions that ye be, and preach unto you, that ye should turn from these [j]vain things unto the living God, which made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that in them are:
17 Nevertheless, he left not himself without witness, in that he did good and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food, and gladness.
18 And speaking these things, scarce appeased they the multitude, that they had not sacrificed unto them.
19 [m]Then there came certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, which when they had persuaded the people, stoned Paul, and drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he arose up, and came into the city, and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
21 [n]And after they had preached the glad tidings of the Gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch.
22 [o]Confirming the disciples hearts, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, affirming that we must through many afflictions enter into the kingdom of God.
23 [p]And when they had ordained them Elders by election in every Church, and prayed, and fasted, they commended them to the Lord in whom they believed.
24 [q]Thus they went throughout Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia.
25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they came down to [r]Attalia,
26 And thence sailed to [s]Antioch, from whence they had been commended unto the grace of God, to the work, which they had fulfilled.
27 And when they were come and had gathered the Church together, they rehearsed all the things that God had done by them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
28 So there they abode a long time with the disciples.
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