They preached the good news1 in that city and won a large number2 of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium3 and Antioch,
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strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.4 "We must go through many hardships5 to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
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Paul and Barnabas appointed elders6 for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting,7 committed them to the Lord,8 in whom they had put their trust.
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After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,9
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and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch,10 where they had been committed to the grace of God11 for the work they had now completed.12
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On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them13 and how he had opened the door14 of faith to the Gentiles.
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And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.15
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