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1 Now in Iconium they went together to the Synagogue of the Jews and gave such teaching that a great number of Jews and Greeks had faith. 1 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Gentiles believed.
2 But those Jews who had not the faith, made the minds of the Gentiles bitter against the brothers. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
3 So they kept there for a long time, taking heart in the Lord, who gave witness to the word of his grace by causing signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 3 So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to do miraculous signs and wonders.
4 But there was a division among the people of the town; some were on the side of the Jews and some on the side of the Apostles. 4 The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles.
5 And when a violent attempt was made by the Gentiles and the Jews, with their rulers, to make an attack on them and have them stoned, 5 There was a plot afoot among the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.
6 Having got news of it, they went in flight to the towns of Lycaonia, Lystra, and Derbe, and the country round about: 6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
7 And went on preaching the good news there. 7 where they continued to preach the good news.
8 And at Lystra there was a certain man, who from birth had been without the use of his feet, never having had the power of walking. 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
9 This man was giving ear to the preaching of Paul, who, looking at him, and seeing that he had faith to be made well, 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
10 Said in a loud voice, Get up on your feet. And, jumping up, he went walking about. 10 and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they said in a loud voice, in the language of Lycaonia, The gods have come down to us in the form of men. 11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in human form!"
12 And they gave the name of Jupiter to Barnabas, and to Paul that of Mercury, because he was the chief talker. 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
13 And the priest of the image of Jupiter, which was before the town, took oxen and flowers to the doors of the town, and was about to make an offering with the people. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.
14 But when this came to the ears of the Apostles, Paul and Barnabas, they went running out among the people, parting their clothing, and crying out, 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
15 Good people, why are you doing these things? We are men with the same feelings as you, and we give you the good news so that you may be turned away from these foolish things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things in them: 15 "Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
16 Who in the past let all nations go in the ways which seemed good to them. 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
17 But he was not without witness, because he did good, and gave you rain from heaven and times of fruit, making your hearts full of food and joy. 17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."
18 And even with these words, it was hard for them to keep the people from making an offering to them. 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
19 But some Jews came to that place from Antioch and Iconium, and got control over the people; and after stoning Paul, they had him pulled out of the town, taking him for dead. 19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
20 But when the disciples came round him, he got up and went into the town: and the day after he went away with Barnabas to Derbe. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.
21 And having made a number of disciples through the preaching of the good news in that town, they went back to Lystra and Iconium and Antioch, 21 They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,
22 Making strong the souls of the disciples, saying to them that they were to keep the faith, and that we have to go through troubles of all sorts to come into the kingdom of God. 22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
23 And when they had made selection of some to be rulers in every church, and had given themselves to prayer and kept themselves from food, they put them into the care of the Lord in whom they had faith. 23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
24 And they went through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia. 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
25 And, after preaching the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia; 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
26 And from there they went by ship to Antioch, where they had been handed over to the grace of God for the work which they had not done. 26 From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed.
27 And when they came there, and had got the church together, they gave them an account of all the things which God had done through them, and how he had made open a door of faith to the Gentiles. 27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
28 And they were with the disciples there for a long time. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.