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1 At Iconium the Apostles went together to the Jewish synagogue and preached, with the result that a great number both 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 But the Jews who had refused obedience stirred up the Gentiles and embittered their minds against the brethren. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
3 Yet Paul and Barnabas remained there for a considerable time, speaking freely and relying on the Lord, while He bore witness to the Message of His grace by permitting signs and marvels to be done by 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 At length the people of the city split into parties, some siding 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 a hostile movement was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with the sanction of their magistrates, to maltreat 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 the Apostles, having become aware of it, made their escape into the Lycaonian towns of Lystra and Derbe, and the neighbouring 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 to tell the Good News. 7 where they continued to preach the good news.
8 Now a man who had no power in his feet used to sit in the streets of Lystra. He had been lame from his birth and had never walked. 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
9 After this man had listened to one of Paul's sermons, the Apostle, looking steadily at him and perceiving that he had faith to be cured, 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 upon your feet!" 10 and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
11 So he sprang up and began to walk about. Then the crowds, seeing what Paul had done, rent the air with their shouts in the Lycaonian language, saying, "The gods have assumed human form 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 called Barnabas `Zeus,' and Paul, as being the principal speaker, `Hermes.' 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
13 And the priest of Zeus--the temple of Zeus being at the entrance to the city--brought bullocks and garlands to the gates, and in company with the crowd was intending 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 But the Apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it; and tearing their clothes they rushed out into the middle of the crowd, exclaiming, "Sirs, why are you doing all this? 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
15 We also are but men, with natures kindred to your own; and we bring you the Good News that you are to turn from these unreal things, to worship the ever-living God, the Creator of earth and sky and sea and of everything 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 times gone by He allowed all the nations to go their own ways; 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
17 and yet by His beneficence He has not left His existence unattested--His beneficence, I mean, in sending you rain from Heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and joyfulness." 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 words like these they had difficulty in preventing the thronging crowd from offering sacrifices to them. 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
19 But now a party of Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and, having won over the crowd, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town, believing him to be 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, however, the disciples had collected round him, he rose and went back into the town. The next day he went 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, after proclaiming the Good News to the people there and gaining a large number of converts, they retraced their steps to Lystra, 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 Everywhere they strengthened the disciples by encouraging them to hold fast to the faith, and warned them saying, "It is through many afflictions that we must make our way 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 in every Church, after prayer and fasting, they selected Elders by show of hands, and commended them to the Lord on whom their faith rested. 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 passing through Pisidia they came into Pamphylia; 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
25 and after telling the Message at Perga they came down to Attaleia. 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
26 Thence they sailed to Antioch, where they had previously been commended to the grace of God in connexion with the work which 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 Upon their arrival they called the Church together and proceeded to report in detail all that God, working with them, had done, and how He had opened for the Gentiles the door of faith. 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 remained a considerable time in Antioch with the disciples. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.