Being arriv'd at Iconium, they went both together to the Jewish synagogue, where they discours'd in such a manner, that a great number both of Jews and of Greeks believed.
but Paul and Barnabas told them boldly, you indeed were the first, to whom the word of God was to be preach'd: but since you reject it, and judge your own selves unworthy of eternal life, be assur'd, we shall make the same offer to the Gentiles:
upon which the Jews said among themselves, whither will he go, that we cannot find him? will he go to the dispersed Jews among the Greeks, and instruct the Greeks?
After they had preach'd the gospel in that city, and made many disciples, they retook the road to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,
entreated him to force the demon out of her daughter; now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation.
In the mean time, among the rest that came to worship at the feast,
and as the divine assistance accompany'd them, a great number of persons believed and became converts.
when they were arrived at Salamis, they preach'd the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews, and had John for their assistant.
when the assembly was separated, many Jews and religious proselytes followed after, to whom the apostles address'd themselves, and exhorted them to persevere in the divine dispensation.
but the disbelieving Jews practis'd upon the Gentiles, and inflam'd their minds against the brethren.
Paul arrived then at Derbe and Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, whose mother was a Jewish convert, but his father a Greek.
Having pass'd thro' Amphipolis and Apollonia, they arriv'd at Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue.
Some of them believed, and join'd themselves to Paul and Silas, besides a great number of Greek proselytes, and several women of distinction.
so that many of them believed, besides a considerable number of women of distinction, and of men, that were Greeks.
he disputed therefore in the synagogue with the Jews, and the proselyted Greeks: and in the publick place daily with those he met.
the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his family, as well as many of the Corinthians, who heard Paul, and were baptized.
At length Paul went to the synagogue, where he spoke with great freedom, and for three months he conferr'd with them to persuade them of the truth of the evangelical kingdom.
this he continued for two years; so that the Jews and proselytes of that part of Asia heard the doctrine of the Lord Jesus.
this was known to all the Jews and Greeks, that liv'd at Ephesus, who were all seiz'd with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was exalted.
remonstrating both to Jews and Gentiles the advantages of a sincere repentance, and of believing
bawling out, "men of Israel, help: this is the man that every where inveighs upon all occasions against the people, against the law, and against this place, where they have brought Greeks too to profane this holy place."
for I am not ashamed of the gospel, since it is divinely effectual to salvation, to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and then to the Gentile.
In reality there is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile: they have all the same Lord, who is bountiful to all that call upon him.
while the Jews require signs, and the Greeks seek wisdom:
however, Titus who was then with me, being a Greek, was not compelled to be circumcised:
there is now no distinction of Jew or Greek, of bond or free, of male or female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.