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Acts 14

NCV 1 In Iconium, Paul and Barnabas went as usual to the Jewish syna- gogue. They spoke so well that a great many Jews and Greeks believed. 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 Greeks believed. NCV 2 But some of the Jews who did not believe excited the non-Jewish people and turned them against the believers. NIV 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. NCV 3 Paul and Barnabas stayed in Iconium a long time and spoke bravely for the Lord. He showed that their message about his grace was true by giving them the power to work miracles and signs. 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 perform signs and wonders. NCV 4 But the city was divided. Some of the people agreed with the Jews, and others believed the apostles. NIV 4 The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles. NCV 5 Some who were not Jews, some Jews, and some of their rulers wanted to mistreat Paul and Barnabas and to stone them to death. NIV 5 There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them. NCV 6 When Paul and Barnabas learned about this, they ran away to Lystra and Derbe, cities in Lycaonia, and to the areas around those cities. NIV 6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country, NCV 7 They announced the Good News there, too. NIV 7 where they continued to preach the gospel. NCV 8 In Lystra there sat a man who had been born crippled; he had never walked. NIV 8 In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. NCV 9 As this man was listening to Paul speak, Paul looked straight at him and saw that he believed God could heal him. NIV 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed NCV 10 So he cried out, "Stand up on your feet!" The man jumped up and began walking around. NIV 10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. NCV 11 When the crowds saw what Paul did, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like humans and have come down to us!" 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!” NCV 12 Then the people began to call Barnabas "Zeus" and Paul "Hermes," because he was the main speaker. NIV 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. NCV 13 The priest in the temple of Zeus, which was near the city, brought some bulls and flowers to the city gates. He and the people wanted to offer a sacrifice to Paul and Barnabas. 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. NCV 14 But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard about it, they tore their clothes. They ran in 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: NCV 15 "Friends, why are you doing these things? We are only human beings like you. We are bringing you the Good News and are telling you to turn away from these worthless things and turn to the living God. He is the One who made the sky, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. NIV 15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them. NCV 16 In the past, God let all the nations do what they wanted. NIV 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way. NCV 17 Yet he proved he is real by showing kindness, by giving you rain from heaven and crops at the right times, by giving you food and filling your hearts with joy." 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.” NCV 18 Even with these words, they were barely able to keep the crowd from offering sacrifices to them. NIV 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them. NCV 19 Then some Jewish people came from Antioch and Iconium and persuaded the people to turn against Paul. So they threw stones at him and dragged him out of town, thinking they had killed him. 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. NCV 20 But the followers gathered around him, and he got up and went back into the town. The next day he and Barnabas left and went to the city of 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. NCV 21 Paul and Barnabas told the Good News in Derbe, and many became followers. Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, NIV 21 They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, NCV 22 making the followers of Jesus stronger and helping them stay in the faith. They said, "We must suffer many things to enter God's kingdom." 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. NCV 23 They chose elders for each church, by praying and giving up eating for a certain time. These elders had trusted the Lord, so Paul and Barnabas put them in the Lord's care. 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. NCV 24 Then they went through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia. NIV 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia, NCV 25 When they had preached the message in Perga, they went down to Attalia. NIV 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. NCV 26 And from there they sailed away to Antioch where the believers had put them into God's care and had sent them out to do this work. Now they had finished. 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. NCV 27 When they arrived in Antioch, Paul and Barnabas gathered the church together. They told the church all about what God had done with them and how God had made it possible for those who were not Jewish to believe. NIV 27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. NCV 28 And they stayed there a long time with the followers. NIV 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

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