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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 and of the Grecians beleeued. Acts 14:2 And the vnbeleeuing Iewes stirred vp, and corrupted the mindes of the Gentiles against the brethren. Acts 14:3 So therefore they abode there a long time, and spake boldly in the Lorde, which gaue testimonie vnto the woord of his grace, and caused signes and woders to be done by their hands. Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the city was deuided: and some were with the Iewes, and some with the Apostles. Acts 14:5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and of the Iewes with their rulers, to doe them violence, and to stone them, Acts 14:6 They were ware of it, and fled vnto Lystra, and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and vnto the region round about, Acts 14:7 And there preached the Gospel.

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

Acts 14:8 Nowe there sate a certaine man at Lystra, impotent in his feete, which was a creeple fro his mothers wombe, who had neuer walked. Acts 14:9 He heard Paul speake: who beholding him, and perceiuing that he had faith to be healed, Acts 14:10 Said with a loude voyce, Stand vpright on thy feete; he leaped vp, and walked. Acts 14:11 Then when the people sawe what Paul had done, they lift vp their voyces, saying in ye speach of Lycaonia, Gods are come downe to vs in the likenesse of men. Acts 14:12 And they called Barnabas, Iupiter: and Paul, Mercurius, because hee was the chiefe speaker. Acts 14:13 Then Iupiters priest, which was before their citie, brought bulles with garlands vnto the gates, & would haue sacrificed with the people. Acts 14:14 But when the Apostles, Barnabas and Paul heard it, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying, Acts 14:15 And saying, O men, why doe yee these things? We are euen men subiect to the like passions that yee be, and preache vnto you, that yee shoulde turne from these vaine things vnto the liuing God, which made heauen and earth, and the sea, and all things that in them are: Acts 14:16 Who in times past suffered all the Gentiles to walke in their owne waies. Acts 14:17 Neuerthelesse, hee left not him selfe without witnes, in that hee did good and gaue vs raine from heauen, & fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with foode, and gladnesse. Acts 14:18 And speaking these things, scarce appeased they the multitude, that they had not sacrificed vnto them.

Paul is stoned.

Acts 14:19 Then there came certaine Iewes from Antiochia and Iconium, which when they had persuaded the people, stoned Paul, and drewe him out of the citie, supposing he had bene dead. Acts 14:20 Howbeit, as the disciples stoode rounde about him, hee arose vp, and came into the citie, and the next day hee departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

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

Acts 14:21 And after they had preached the glad tidings of the Gospel to that citie, and had taught many, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antiochia, Acts 14:22 Confirming the disciples hearts, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, affirming that we must through many afflictions enter into the kingdome of God. Acts 14:23 And when they had ordeined them Elders by election in euery Church, and prayed, and fasted, they commended them to the Lorde in whome they beleeued. Acts 14:24 Thus they went throughout Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia. Acts 14:25 And when they had preached the woorde in Perga, they came downe to Attalia,

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

Acts 14:26 And thence sailed to Antiochia, from whence they had bene comended vnto the grace of God, to the woorke, which they had fulfilled. Acts 14:27 And when they were come & had gathered the Church together, they rehearsed all the things that God had done by them, and howe he had opened the doore of faith vnto the Gentiles. Acts 14:28 So there they abode a long time with the disciples.

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