1 And at Iconium they went together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude of the Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews excited the minds of the gentiles against the brothers, and made them ill-disposed. 3 Then they spent a long time in speaking boldly for the Lord, who testified to the word of his grace by granting miracles and prodigies to be performed by their hands. 4 And the multitude of the city were divided; some were with the Jews, and some with the apostles. 5 And when a design was formed by the gentiles and Jews with their rulers to treat them injuriously, and stone them, 6 knowing it, they fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding country, 7 and preached the good news there.
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, infirm in his feet, lame from his birth, who had never walked. 9 This man heard Paul speaking, who, looking steadily at him and seeing that he had faith to be cured, 10 said with a loud voice, Stand up erect on your feet. And he leaped, and walked.
11 And the multitude seeing what Paul did, lifted up their voice in the language of Lycaonia, saying, The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men; 12 and they called Barnabas, Jupiter, and Paul, Mercury, because he was a master of eloquence. 13 And the priest of the Jupiter which was before the city brought bulls and garlands to the gates, and wished to offer sacrifices with the multitudes.
14 But the apostles Barnabas and Paul hearing of it, rending their clothes ran among the multitude, crying 15 and saying, Men, why do you do these things? We are also men subject to like sufferings with you, preaching that you should turn from these vain [services] to the living God, who made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things in them, 16 who in past generations permitted all nations to walk in their own ways; 17 although indeed he left not himself without a witness, doing good, giving rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. 18 And saying these things they with difficulty restrained the multitudes from sacrificing to them.
19 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the multitudes, and having stoned Paul, they dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. 20 But while the disciples stood around him, he arose and entered into the city. And on the next day he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.
21 And having preached the good news to that city, and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch, 22 confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many afflictions we must enter into the kingdom of God.
23 And having appointed them elders in every church, and having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. 24 And passing through Pisidia they came to Pamphylia, 25 and having spoken the word in Perga they went down to Attalia, 26 and thence sailed to Antioch, whence they had been commended to the favor of God for the work which they performed. 27 And having arrived, and assembled the church, they reported what God had done with them, and that he had opened the door of faith to the gentiles. 28 And they remained there not a little time with the disciples.