1 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. 2 but the disbelieving Jews practis'd upon the Gentiles, and inflam'd their minds against the brethren. 3 however the apostles stay'd there a considerable time, being inspir'd with great resolution by the Lord, who gave his attestation to the evangelical doctrine, by the prodigys and miracles, which he did by their hands. 4 so that the people of the city were divided, some siding with the Jews, and others with the apostles. 5 upon this the Gentiles and the Jews, supported by their magistrates, made an insurrection in order to use violence against them, and even to stone them: 6 of which they were appriz'd, and fled to Lystra and Derbe, citys of Lycaonia, and to the adjacent country, 7 where they preach'd the gospel.
8 Now at Lystra there was a man, who could not stand upon his feet, he was born a cripple, and had never walked about. 9 one day he heard Paul preach, who fixing his eyes upon him, and perceiving that he expected to be cured, 10 he said to him aloud, rise and stand right upon your feet: upon which he leap'd up and walk'd.
11 When the people saw what Paul had done, they cry'd out in the Lycaonian tongue, the Gods have assum'd a human form, and are descended among us. 12 Barnabas, they stiled Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker. 13 even the priest of Jupiter, whose statue was at the city-gates, brought oxen and garlands there, and together with the people, would have offer'd sacrifice to the apostles.
14 but Paul and Barnabas being appriz'd of it, tore their clothes, and throwing themselves among the crowd, 15 cry'd out, "sirs, what are you going to do? we are but men as well as you, and we exhort you to renounce these vanities, and turn to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth and the sea, and all that they contain: 16 who in past ages has let all Nations proceed in their own ways. 17 nevertheless he sufficiently display'd himself by his beneficence to mankind, in giving us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, replenishing our hearts with food and gladness." 18 but whatever they could say, it was with difficulty that they restrain'd the people from sacrificing to them.
19 Now some Jews being arriv'd from Antioch and Iconium, work'd so upon the people, that they stoned Paul, and dragg'd him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. 20 but the disciples being gather'd about him, he rose up and went into the city, from whence he departed the next day with Barnabas to go to Derbe.
21 After they had preach'd the gospel in that city, and made many disciples, they retook the road to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22 encouraging the disciples, exhorting them to persevere in the faith, representing that it is thro' much tribulation that we must enter into the kingdom of God.
23 and after they had by prayers and fastings establish'd Pastors for them in every church, they recommended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. 24 at length they pass'd thro' Pisidia, and came to Pamphilia: 25 and having preach'd the word in Perga, they went to Attalia: 26 from thence they sailed to Antioch, where they had been recommended to the favour of God, for the commission, which they had now discharg'd. 27 when they were arrived, and had assembled the Church, they related what great things God had wrought by them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles: 28 and they resided there a considerable time with the disciples.