THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Persecution attends spread of gospel—Paul heals a cripple; he and Barnabas hailed as gods—Paul stoned, revived, preaches—Elders ordained.
And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave atestimony
unto the word of his bgrace
, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the aJews
with their rulers, to use them
despitefully, and to stone them,
They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
And there they preached the gospel.
¶ And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a acripple
from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had afaith
to be bhealed
Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The agods
are come down to us in the likeness of men.
And they called Barnabas, aJupiter
; and Paul, bMercurius
, because he was the chief speaker.
Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
when the aapostles
, Barnabas and Paul, heard of,
they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are amen
of like bpassions
with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these cvanities
unto the living God, which dmade
heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Who in times past suffered all nations to awalk
in their own bways
Nevertheless he left not himself without awitness
, in that he did good, and gave us brain
from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with cfood
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
¶ And there came thither certain
Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having astoned
Paul, drew him
out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and
exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much atribulation
enter into the kingdom of God.
And when they had aordained
in every church, and had prayed with cfasting
, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:
And thence sailed to aAntioch
, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the adoor
of faith unto the Gentiles.
And there they abode long time with the disciples.