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Acts 14

Paul and Barnabas are persecuted from Iconium.

Acts 14:1 And it came to passe in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Iewes, & so spake, that a great multitude both of the Iewes, & also of the Grekes beleued. Acts 14:2 But the vnbeleuyng Iewes, stirred vp, and corrupted the myndes of the Gentiles agaynst the brethren. Acts 14:3 Long tyme therfore abode they there, and quyt them selues boldely, with the helpe of the Lorde, which gaue testimonie vnto the worde of his grace, and graunted signes & wonders to be done by their handes. Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the citie was deuided: and part helde with the Iewes, and part with the Apostles. Acts 14:5 And when there was an assault made both of the gentiles, and also of the Iewes, with their rulers, to do them violence, and to stone them, Acts 14:6 They were ware of it, and fled vnto Lystra & Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and vnto the regio that lieth rounde about: Acts 14:7 And there preached the Gospell.

At Lystra Paul healeth a cripple, whereupon they are reputed as gods.

Acts 14:8 And there sate a certayne man at Lystra, weake in his feete, beyng a creple from his mothers wombe, and neuer had walked. Acts 14:9 The same hearde Paul speake: which beholdyng hym, and perceauyng that he had sayth to be whole, Acts 14:10 Sayde with a loude voyce: stande vpryght on thy feete. And he start vp, and walked. Acts 14:11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lyft vp their voyces, saying in the speache of Lycaonia: Gods are come downe to vs in the lykenesse of men. Acts 14:12 And they called Barnabas Iupiter, and Paul Mercurius, because he was the chiefe speaker. Acts 14:13 Then Iupiters priest, which was before their citie, brought oxen and garlandes vnto the doore, and woulde haue done sacrifice with the people. Acts 14:14 Which when the Apostles, Barnabas & Paul heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying, Acts 14:15 And saying: Sirs, why do ye these thynges? We are mortall men lyke vnto you, and preach vnto you, that ye shoulde turne from these vanities, vnto the lyuyng God, which made heauen and earth, and the sea, and all thynges that are therin. Acts 14:16 The which in tymes past suffred all nations to walke in their owne wayes. Acts 14:17 Neuerthelesse, he left not hym selfe without witnesse, in that he shewed his benefites from heauen, in geuyng vs rayne and fruitefull seasons, fillyng our heartes with foode and gladnesse. Acts 14:18 And with these sayinges, scarce refrayned they the people, that they had not done sacrifice vnto them.

Paul is stoned.

Acts 14:19 Then thyther came certayne Iewes from Antioche and Iconium: which, whe they had perswaded the people, and had stoned Paule, drewe hym out of the citie, supposyng he had ben dead. Acts 14:20 Howbeit, as the disciples stoode round about hym, he arose vp, and came into the citie: And the next day, he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

They pass through divers churches, confirming the disciples in faith and patience.

Acts 14:21 And when they had preached to that citie, and had taught many, they returned agayne to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioche, Acts 14:22 And strengthed the disciples soules agayne, and exhorted them to continue in the fayth, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kyngdome of God. Acts 14:23 And when they had ordeyned them elders by election in euery Churche, and had prayed, with fastyng, they commended them to the Lorde, on whom they beleued. Acts 14:24 And when they had gone throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia, Acts 14:25 And when they had spoken the worde in Perga, they descended into Attalia,

Returning to Antioch, they report what God had done with them.

Acts 14:26 And thence departed by shippe to Antioche, from whence they were committed vnto the grace of God, to the worke which they fulfylled. Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the Churche together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, & howe he had opened the doore of fayth vnto the gentiles. Acts 14:28 And there they abode long tyme with the disciples.

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