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Acts 14

NLT 1 The same thing happened in Iconium. Paul and Barnabas went to the Jewish synagogue and preached with such power that a great number of both Jews and Greeks became believers. NIV 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. NLT 2 Some of the Jews, however, spurned God’s message and poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas. NIV 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. NLT 3 But the apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders. NIV 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. NLT 4 But the people of the town were divided in their opinion about them. Some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles. NIV 4 The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles. NLT 5 Then a mob of Gentiles and Jews, along with their leaders, decided to attack and stone them. NIV 5 There was a plot afoot among the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them. NLT 6 When the apostles learned of it, they fled to the region of Lycaonia—to the towns of Lystra and Derbe and the surrounding area. NIV 6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country, NLT 7 And there they preached the Good News. NIV 7 where they continued to preach the good news. NLT 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. He was sitting NIV 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. NLT 9 and listening as Paul preached. Looking straight at him, Paul realized he had faith to be healed. NIV 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed NLT 10 So Paul called to him in a loud voice, “Stand up!” And the man jumped to his feet and started walking. NIV 10 and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. NLT 11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in their local dialect, “These men are gods in human form!” NIV 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!" NLT 12 They decided that Barnabas was the Greek god Zeus and that Paul was Hermes, since he was the chief speaker. NIV 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. NLT 13 Now the temple of Zeus was located just outside the town. So the priest of the temple and the crowd brought bulls and wreaths of flowers to the town gates, and they prepared to offer sacrifices to the apostles. NIV 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. NLT 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard what was happening, they tore their clothing in dismay and ran out among the people, shouting, NIV 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: NLT 15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings—just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. NIV 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. NLT 16 In the past he permitted all the nations to go their own ways, NIV 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way. NLT 17 but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts.” NIV 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." NLT 18 But even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could scarcely restrain the people from sacrificing to them. NIV 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them. NLT 19 Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead. NIV 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. NLT 20 But as the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. NIV 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. NLT 21 After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, NIV 21 They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, NLT 22 where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God. NIV 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. NLT 23 Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in every church. With prayer and fasting, they turned the elders over to the care of the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. NIV 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. NLT 24 Then they traveled back through Pisidia to Pamphylia. NIV 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia, NLT 25 They preached the word in Perga, then went down to Attalia. NIV 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. NLT 26 Finally, they returned by ship to Antioch of Syria, where their journey had begun. The believers there had entrusted them to the grace of God to do the work they had now completed. NIV 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. NLT 27 Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported everything God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too. NIV 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. NLT 28 And they stayed there with the believers for a long time. NIV 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.