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1 The same thing happened in Iconium: Paul and Barnabas went to the synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of Jews and Gentiles became believers. 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 the Jews who would not believe stirred up the Gentiles and turned them against the believers. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
3 The apostles stayed there for a long time, speaking boldly about the Lord, who proved that their message about his grace was true by giving them the power to perform miracles and wonders. 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 were for the Jews, others for the apostles. 4 The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles.
5 Then some Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, decided to mistreat the apostles and stone them. 5 There was a plot afoot among the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.
6 When the apostles learned about it, they fled to the cities of Lystra and Derbe in Lycaonia and to the surrounding territory. 6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
7 There they preached the Good News. 7 where they continued to preach the good news.
8 In Lystra there was a crippled man who had been lame from birth and had never been able to walk. 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
9 He sat there and listened to Paul's words. Paul saw that he believed and could be healed, so he looked straight at him 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
10 and said in a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet!" The man jumped up and started walking around. 10 and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
11 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they started shouting in their own Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to 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 gave Barnabas the name Zeus, and Paul the name Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
13 The priest of the god Zeus, whose temple stood just outside the town, brought bulls and flowers to the gate, for he and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifice to the apostles. 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 Barnabas and Paul heard what they were about to do, they tore their clothes and ran into the middle of the crowd, shouting, 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
15 "Why are you doing this? We ourselves are only human beings like you! We are here to announce the Good News, to turn you away from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven, earth, sea, and all that is 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 allowed all people to go their own way. 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
17 But he has always given evidence of his existence by the good things he does: he gives you rain from heaven and crops at the right times; he gives you food and fills your hearts with 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 the apostles could hardly keep the crowd from offering a sacrifice to them. 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
19 Some Jews came from Antioch in Pisidia and from Iconium; they won the crowds over to their side, stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town, thinking that 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 But when the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he and Barnabas went 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 Paul and Barnabas preached the Good News in Derbe and won many disciples. Then they went back to Lystra, to Iconium, and on to Antioch in Pisidia. 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 believers and encouraged them to remain true to the faith. "We must pass through many troubles to enter the Kingdom of God," they taught. 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 In each church they appointed elders, and with prayers and fasting they commended them to the Lord, in whom they had put 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 going through the territory of Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
25 There they preached the message in Perga and then went to Attalia, 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
26 and from there they sailed back to Antioch, the place where they had been commended to the care of God's grace for 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 When they arrived in Antioch, they gathered the people of the church together and told them about all that God had done with them and how he had opened the way for the Gentiles to believe. 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 stayed a long time there with the believers. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.