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1 The same thing occurred in Iconium, where Paul and Barnabas went into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks 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 unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned 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 So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who testified to the word of his grace by granting signs and wonders to be done through them. 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 the residents of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles. 4 The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles.
5 And when an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, 5 There was a plot afoot among the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.
6 the apostles learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country; 6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
7 and there they continued proclaiming the good news. 7 where they continued to preach the good news.
8 In Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet and had never walked, for he had been crippled from birth. 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. And Paul, looking at him intently and seeing that he had faith to 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 said in a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And the man sprang 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 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in human form!" 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 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called 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 Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates; he and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifice. 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 apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their clothes and rushed out into 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 "Friends, why are you doing this? We are mortals just like you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the 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 past generations he allowed all the nations to follow their own ways; 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
17 yet he has not left himself without a witness in doing good—giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filling you with food and your hearts with 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 Even with these words, they scarcely restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them. 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
19 But Jews came there from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds. Then they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing 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 disciples surrounded him, he got up and went into the city. The next day he went on 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 After they had proclaimed the good news to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, then on to 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 There they strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in the faith, saying, "It is through many persecutions that we must enter 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 after they had appointed elders for them in each church, with prayer and fasting they entrusted them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe. 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 Then they passed through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia. 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
25 When they had spoken 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 From there they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had 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, they called the church together and related all that God had done with them, and how he 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 And they stayed there with the disciples for some time. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.