Then some Jews1 came from Antioch and Iconium2 and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul3 and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
But after the disciples4 had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.
They preached the good news5 in that city and won a large number6 of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium7 and Antioch,
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.8 "We must go through many hardships9 to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
Paul and Barnabas appointed eldersa10 for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting,11 committed them to the Lord,12 in whom they had put their trust.
After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,1325
and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch,14 where they had been committed to the grace of God15 for the work they had now completed.1627
On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them17 and how he had opened the door18 of faith to the Gentiles.
And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.19