As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue,1 the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath.
When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.244
On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively3 against what Paul was saying.446
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first.5 Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.647
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: " 'I have made youa a light for the Gentiles,7 that youb may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'c "848
When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord;9 and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.
The word of the Lord10 spread through the whole region.
But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.1151
So they shook the dust from their feet12 in protest against them and went to Iconium.1352
And the disciples14 were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.15