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1 The same thing happened in Iconium. Paul and Barnabas entered the Jewish synagogue and spoke as they had before. As a result, a huge number of Jews and Greeks believed. 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 However, the Jews who rejected the faith stirred up the Gentiles, poisoning their minds against the brothers. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
3 Nevertheless, Paul and Barnabas stayed there for quite some time, confidently speaking about the Lord. And the Lord confirmed the word about his grace by the signs and wonders he enabled them to perform. 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 The people of the city were divided—some siding with the Jews, others with the Lord's messengers. 4 The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles.
5 Then some Gentiles and Jews, including their leaders, hatched a plot to mistreat and stone Paul and Barnabas. 5 There was a plot afoot among the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.
6 When they learned of it, these two messengers fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and the surrounding area, 6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
7 where they continued to proclaim the good news. 7 where they continued to preach the good news.
8 In Lystra there was a certain man who lacked strength in his legs. He had been crippled since birth and had never walked. Sitting there, he 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
9 heard Paul speaking. Paul stared at him and saw that he believed he could be healed. 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
10 Raising his voice, Paul said, "Stand up straight on your feet!" He jumped up and began to walk. 10 and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
11 Seeing what Paul had done, the crowd shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have taken human form and come down to visit us!" 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 They referred to Barnabas as Zeus and to Paul as Hermes, since Paul was the main speaker. 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was located just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates. Along with the crowds, he wanted to offer sacrifices to them. 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 When the Lord's messengers Barnabas and Paul found out about this, they tore their clothes in protest and rushed out into the crowd. They shouted, 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
15 "People, what are you doing? We are humans too, just like you! We are proclaiming the good news to you: turn to the living God and away from such worthless things. He made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything 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 In the past, he permitted every nation to go its own way. 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
17 Nevertheless, he hasn't left himself without a witness. He has blessed you by giving you rain from above as well as seasonal harvests, and satisfying you with food and happiness." 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 Even with these words, they barely kept the crowds from sacrificing to them. 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
19 Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived and won the crowds over. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing he was 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 When the disciples surrounded him, he got up and entered the city again. The following day he left with Barnabas for 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 Paul and Barnabas proclaimed the good news to the people in Derbe and made many disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, where 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 they strengthened the disciples and urged them to remain firm in the faith. They told them, "If we are to enter God's kingdom, we must pass through many troubles." 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 They appointed elders for each church. With prayer and fasting, they committed these elders to the Lord, in whom they had placed their trust. 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 After Paul and Barnabas traveled through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
25 They proclaimed the word in Perga, then went down to Attalia. 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
26 From there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been entrusted by God's grace to the work they had now completed. 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 On their arrival, they gathered the church together and reported everything that God had accomplished through their activity, and how God had opened a door of faith for 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 They stayed with the disciples a long time. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.