Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named 1Timothy, 2the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.
He was well spoken of by 3the brothers at Lystra and Iconium.
Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he 4took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance 5the decisions 6that had been reached by 7the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.
8So the churches were strengthened in 9the faith, and they increased in numbers 10daily.