Acceptance and Opposition

1 In (A)Iconium (B)they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a manner (C)that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of (D)Greeks. 2 But (E)the Jews who (a)(F)disbelieved stirred up the (b)minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against (G)the brethren. 3 Therefore they spent a long time there (H)speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that (c)(I)signs and wonders be done by their hands. 4 (J)But the (d)people of the city were divided; and some (e)sided with (K)the Jews, and some with (L)the apostles. 5 And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and (M)the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to (N)stone them, 6 they became aware of it and fled to the cities of (O)Lycaonia, (P)Lystra and (Q)Derbe, and the surrounding region; 7 and there they continued to (R)preach the gospel.
8 At (S)Lystra (T)a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, (U)when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had (V)faith to be (f)made well, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” (W)And he leaped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the (X)Lycaonian language, “(Y)The gods have become like men and have come down to us.” 12 And they began calling Barnabas, (g)Zeus, and Paul, (h)Hermes, because he was (i)the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was (j)just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and (Z)wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when (AA)the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they (AB)tore their (k)robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out 15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also (AC)men of the same nature as you, and (AD)preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these (l)(AE)vain things to a (AF)living God, (AG)who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. 16 (m)In the generations gone by He (AH)permitted all the (n)nations to (AI)go their own ways; 17 and yet (AJ)He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and (AK)gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, (o)satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” 18 Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
19 But (AL)Jews came from (AM)Antioch and (AN)Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they (AO)stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. 20 But while (AP)the disciples stood around him, he got up and entered the city. The next day he went away with Barnabas to (AQ)Derbe. 21 After they had (AR)preached the gospel to that city and had (AS)made many disciples, they returned to (AT)Lystra and to (AU)Iconium and to (AV)Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of (AW)the disciples, encouraging them to continue in (AX)the faith, and saying, “(AY)Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” 23 When (AZ)they had appointed (BA)elders for them in every church, having (BB)prayed with fasting, they (BC)commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
24 They passed through (BD)Pisidia and came into (BE)Pamphylia. 25 When they had spoken the word in (BF)Perga, they went down to Attalia. 26 From there they sailed to (BG)Antioch, from (BH)which they had been (BI)commended to the grace of God for the work that they had (p)accomplished. 27 When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to (BJ)report all things that God had done with them and (q)how He had opened a (BK)door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they spent (r)a long time with (BL)the disciples.


a. Acts 14:2: ['Or ', disobeyed]
b. Acts 14:2: ['Lit ', souls]
c. Acts 14:3: ['Or ', attesting miracles]
d. Acts 14:4: ['Lit ', multitude]
e. Acts 14:4: ['Lit ', were]
f. Acts 14:9: ['Lit ', saved]
g. Acts 14:12: ['Lat ', Jupiter, ', the chief pagan god']
h. Acts 14:12: ['Lat ', Mercury, ', considered the messenger or spokesman for the pagan gods of Greece and Rome']
i. Acts 14:12: ['Lit ', the leader of the speaking]
j. Acts 14:13: ['Lit ', in front of]
k. Acts 14:14: ['Or ', outer garments]
l. Acts 14:15: ['I.e. idols']
m. Acts 14:16: ['Lit ', Who in the generations gone by permitted]
n. Acts 14:16: ['Or ', Gentiles]
o. Acts 14:17: ['Lit ', filling]
p. Acts 14:26: ['Lit ', fulfilled]
q. Acts 14:27: ['Lit ', that]
r. Acts 14:28: ['Lit ', not a little]

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