He kept talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews, but they were bent on murdering him.
But the Jewish leaders stirred up devout women of high social standing and the officials in the city, started a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their territory.
Now when an attempt was made by both gentiles and Jews, along with their authorities, to mistreat and stone them,
But some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds by persuasion. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town, thinking he was dead.
The crowd joined in the attack against them. Then the magistrates had Paul and Silas stripped of their clothes and ordered them beaten with rods.
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jewish leaders gathered together, attacked Paul, and brought him before the judge's seat.
The crowd of people kept following him and shouting, "Kill him!"
Up to this point they listened to him, but then they began to shout, "Away with such a fellow from the earth! He's not fit to go on living!"
The quarrel was becoming violent, and the tribune was afraid that they would tear Paul to pieces. So he ordered the soldiers to go down, take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.
1 Corinthians 4:12
We wear ourselves out from working with our own hands. When insulted, we bless. When persecuted, we endure.
2 Timothy 2:9
Because of it I am experiencing trouble, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. However, God's word is not chained.
2 Timothy 3:11
and how I was persecuted and suffered in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.