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Acts 14

Paul and Barnabas are persecuted from Iconium.

Acts 14:1 It fortuned at Iconium, that they wete both together in to the synagoge of the Iewes, and spake so, that a greate multitude of the Iewes & of the Grekes beleued. Acts 14:2 But the vnbeleuynge Iewes moued and disquyeted the soules of the Heythe agaynst the brethre. Acts 14:3 So they had their beynge there a loge season, and quyte them selues boldly in the LORDE, which gaue testimony vnto the worde of his grace, and caused tokens and wonders to be done by their handes. Acts 14:4 Howbeyt the multitude of the cite was deuyded, some helde wt the Iewes, and some with the Apostles. Acts 14:5 But whan there rose vp an insurreccion of the Heythe and of ye Iewes, and of their rulers, to put them to shame, and to stone the, Acts 14:6 they perceaued it, and fled vnto lystra and Derba cities of ye countre of Licaonia, and vnto ye region that lyeth rounde aboute, Acts 14:7 and there they preached the Gospell.

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

Acts 14:8 And amonge them of Lystra, there was a man, which sat beynge impotent of his fete, and was crepell fro his mothers wombe, and had neuer walked, Acts 14:9 the same herde Paul speake. And whan he behelde him, and perceaued that he had faith to be made whole, Acts 14:10 he sayde wt a loude voyce: Stonde vp righte on thy fete. And he sprange vp and walked. Acts 14:11 But whan the people sawe what Paul had done, they lifte vp their voyce, and sayde in ye speache of Lycaonia: The goddes are become like vnto men, and are come downe vnto vs. Acts 14:12 And they called Barnabas Iupiter, and Paul Mercurius, because he was the preacher. Acts 14:13 But Iupiters prest which dwelt before their cite, broughte oxen and garlandes before the gate, and wolde haue done sacrifice with the people. Acts 14:14 Whan ye Apostles Barnabas and Paul herde that, they rent their clothes, and ranne in amonge the people, cryenge Acts 14:15 and sayenge: Ye me, Why do ye this? We are mortall me also like vnto you, & preach vnto you ye Gospell, that ye shulde turne from these vayne thinges vnto ye lyuynge God, which made heaue and earth, and the see, and all that therin is, Acts 14:16 which in tymes past suffred all ye Heythen to walke after their awne wayes. Acts 14:17 Neuertheles he hath not left hi selfe without wytnesse, in yt he hath shewed his benefites, and geuen vs rayne from heauen, and frutefull seasons, fyllynge oure hertes with fode and gladnesse. Acts 14:18 And whan they sayde this, they scarse refrayned the people, that they dyd not sacrifice vnto them.

Paul is stoned.

Acts 14:19 But there came thither certayne Iewes from Antioche and Iconiu, and persuaded the people, and stoned Paul, and drue him out of the cite, supposinge he had bene deed. Acts 14:20 Howbeyt as ye disciples stode rounde aboute him, he rose vp, & came in to the cite. And on the nexte daye he departed with Barnabas vnto Derba,

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

Acts 14:21 and preached the Gospell vnto the same cite, and taughte many of them. And they wete agayne vnto Lystra, and Iconium and Antioche, Acts 14:22 strengthinge the soules of ye disciples, and exortinge the to cotynue in the faith: and that we thorow moch tribulacion must entre in to the kyngdome of God. Acts 14:23 And wha they had ordeyned them Elders by eleccion thorow all the congregacions, they prayed and fasted, and comended them vnto the LORDE, on whom they beleued. Acts 14:24 And they wente thorow Pisidia, and came to Pamphilia, Acts 14:25 and spake the worde at Perga, and wete downe to Attalia,

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

Acts 14:26 and fro thence departed they by shippe vnto Antioche: from whence they were delyuered to the grace of God vnto ye worke, which they had fulfylled. Acts 14:27 Whan they came there, they gathered the congregacion together, & shewed them, how greate thinges God had done with the, and how he had opened the dore of faithe vnto the Heithen. Acts 14:28 And there they abode a longe tyme with the disciples.

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