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Acts 14:1 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:2 (show verse)

but the disbelieving Jews practis'd upon the Gentiles, and inflam'd their minds against the brethren.

Acts 14:3 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:4 (show verse)

so that the people of the city were divided, some siding with the Jews, and others with the apostles.

Acts 14:5 (show verse)

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:

Acts 14:6 (show verse)

of which they were appriz'd, and fled to Lystra and Derbe, citys of Lycaonia, and to the adjacent country,

Acts 14:7 (show verse)

where they preach'd the gospel.

Acts 14:8 (show verse)

Now at Lystra there was a man, who could not stand upon his feet, he was born a cripple, and had never walked about.

Acts 14:9 (show verse)

one day he heard Paul preach, who fixing his eyes upon him, and perceiving that he expected to be cured,

Acts 14:10 (show verse)

he said to him aloud, rise and stand right upon your feet: upon which he leap'd up and walk'd.

Acts 14:11 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:12 (show verse)

Barnabas, they stiled Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker.

Acts 14:13 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:14 (show verse)

but Paul and Barnabas being appriz'd of it, tore their clothes, and throwing themselves among the crowd,

Acts 14:15 (show verse)

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:

Acts 14:16 (show verse)

who in past ages has let all Nations proceed in their own ways.

Acts 14:17 (show verse)

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."

Acts 14:18 (show verse)

but whatever they could say, it was with difficulty that they restrain'd the people from sacrificing to them.

Acts 14:19 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:20 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:21 (show verse)

After they had preach'd the gospel in that city, and made many disciples, they retook the road to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,

Acts 14:22 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:23 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:24 (show verse)

at length they pass'd thro' Pisidia, and came to Pamphilia:

Acts 14:25 (show verse)

and having preach'd the word in Perga, they went to Attalia:

Acts 14:26 (show verse)

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.

Acts 14:27 (show verse)

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:

Acts 14:28 (show verse)

and they resided there a considerable time with the disciples.