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1 In Iconium, Paul and Barnabas went together to the synagogue and preached with such power that a great number of both Jews and Gentiles 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 spurned God's message stirred up distrust among the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas, saying all sorts of evil things about them. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
3 The apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. The Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs 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 But the people of the city were divided in their opinion about them. 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 A mob of Gentiles and Jews, along with their leaders, decided to attack 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 of it, they fled for their lives. They went to the region of Lycaonia, to the 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 and they preached the Good News there. 7 where they continued to preach the good news.
8 While they were at Lystra, Paul and Barnabas came upon a man with crippled feet. He had been that way from birth, so he had never walked. 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
9 He was listening as Paul preached, and Paul noticed him and realized 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 So Paul called to him in a loud voice, "Stand up!" And the man jumped to his feet and started walking. 10 and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
11 When the listening crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in their local dialect, "These men are gods in human bodies!" 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 decided that Barnabas was the Greek god Zeus and that Paul, because he was the chief speaker, was Hermes. 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
13 The temple of Zeus was located on the outskirts of the city. The priest of the temple and the crowd brought oxen and wreaths of flowers, and they prepared to sacrifice to the apostles at the city gates. 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 Barnabas and Paul heard what was happening, they tore their clothing in dismay and ran out among the people, 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 merely human beings like yourselves! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and 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 earlier days he permitted all the nations to go their own ways, 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
17 but he never left himself without a witness. There were always his reminders, such as sending you rain and good crops and giving you food and joyful hearts." 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 But even so, Paul and Barnabas could scarcely restrain the people from sacrificing to them. 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
19 Now some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and turned the crowds into a murderous mob. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, apparently 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 as the believers stood around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next 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 After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned again to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of 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 where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that they must enter into the Kingdom of God through many tribulations. 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 Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in every church and prayed for them with fasting, turning them over to the care of the Lord, in whom they had come to 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 Then they traveled back through Pisidia to Pamphylia. 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
25 They preached again in Perga, then went on to Attalia. 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
26 Finally, they returned by ship to Antioch of Syria, where their journey had begun and where they had been committed to the grace of God 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 Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported about their trip, telling all that God had done and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too. 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 believers in Antioch for a long time. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.