He conversed and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they attempted to kill him.
But the Jews incited the prominent women, who worshiped God, and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them from their district.
When an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to assault and stone them,
Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and when they had won over the crowds and stoned Paul, they dragged him out of the city, thinking he was dead.
Then the mob joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates stripped off their clothes and ordered them to be beaten with rods.
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack against Paul and brought him to the judge’s bench.
for the mass of people followed, yelling, “Take him away!”
They listened to him up to this word. Then they raised their voices, shouting, “Wipe this person off the earth—it’s a disgrace for him to live!”
When the dispute became violent, the commander feared that Paul might be torn apart by them and ordered the troops to go down, rescue him from them, and bring him into the barracks.
1 Corinthians 4:12
we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
2 Corinthians 4:9
we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.
2 Timothy 2:9
I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound.
2 Timothy 3:11
along with the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all.