Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Acts 14

Paul and Barnabas are persecuted from Iconium.

Acts 14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium that they together entered into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake that there believed, both of Jews and Greeks, a great throng. Acts 14:2 But, the unpersuaded Jews, roused up and provoked the souls of them of the nations against the brethren. Acts 14:3 A good while, therefore, tarried they, using boldness of speech [in dependence] upon the Lord, who was bearing witness unto his word of favour, granting signs and wonders to be coming to pass through their hands. Acts 14:4 And the throng of the city was divided; and some indeed were with the Jews, while some were with the apostles. Acts 14:5 But, when there took place an assault both of them of the nations and of the Jews, with their rulers, to maltreat and to stone them, Acts 14:6 They became aware of it, and fled unto the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding country; Acts 14:7 And, there, were they announcing the glad tidings.

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

Acts 14:8 And, a certain man in Lystra, impotent in his feet, was sitting,—lame from his mother's womb, who never had walked. Acts 14:9 This man, hearkened unto Paul, as he was speaking,—who, looking steadfastly at him, and seeing he had faith to be made well, Acts 14:10 Said, with a loud voice—Stand up on thy feet, erect! And he sprang up, and began to walk about. Acts 14:11 And, the multitudes, seeing what Paul had done, lifted up their voice, in the speech of Lycaonia—The gods, made like unto men, have come down unto us! Acts 14:12 And they went on to call Barnabas, Jupiter, and Paul, Mercury, seeing that, he, was the leader of discourse. Acts 14:13 Also, the priest of the Jupiter that was before the city, bringing bulls and garlands unto the gates, with the multitudes, would have offered sacrifice. Acts 14:14 But the apostles Barnabas and Paul, hearing of it, rending asunder their own mantles, sprang forward amidst the multitude, crying aloud, Acts 14:15 and saying—Men! Why, these things, are ye doing? We also, of like nature with you, are men, bringing you the good news, that from these vain things, ye should be turning unto a living God:—Who made heaven and the earth and the sea and all things therein; Acts 14:16 Who in the bygone generations suffered all the nations to be going on in their own ways,— Acts 14:17 Although, not without witness, he left himself, doing good, from heaven, upon you, giving rain and fruitful seasons, filling, with food and gladness, your hearts. Acts 14:18 Even these things, saying, scarcely restrained they the multitudes from offering sacrifice unto them.

Paul is stoned.

Acts 14:19 But there came thither, from Antioch and Iconium, Jews, and, persuading the multitudes, and stoning Paul, they dragged him outside the city, supposing him to be dead. Acts 14:20 Howbeit, the disciples surrounding him, he rose up, and entered into the city. And, on the morrow, he went forth, with Barnabas, unto Derbe.

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

Acts 14:21 Delivering the good news unto that city also, and making a good number of disciples, they returned unto Lystra, and unto Iconium, and unto Antioch,— Acts 14:22 confirming the souls of the disciples, beseeching them to abide in the faith, and [declaring] that, through many tribulations, must we enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:23 Moreover, appointing unto them by vote, in each assembly, elders, praying with fastings, they commended them unto the Lord on whom they had believed. Acts 14:24 And, passing through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia; Acts 14:25 and, speaking in Perga the word, they came down unto Attalia;

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

Acts 14:26 and, from thence, they set sail for Antioch, whence they had been given up unto the favour of God for the work which they had fulfilled. Acts 14:27 And, when they had arrived and gathered together the assembly, they began recounting how many things God had done with them, and that he had opened, unto the nations, a door of faith. Acts 14:28 And they spent no little time with the disciples.

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