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14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into
the synagogue of the Jews and so spake, that a great multitude both of
the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and made their
minds evil affected against the brethren.
14:3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which
gave testimony unto the word of his grace and granted signs and wonders
to be done by their hands.
14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being
a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked.
14:9 The same heard Paul speak, who stedfastly beholding him and perceiving
that he had faith to be healed,
14:10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped
14:11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their
voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us
in the likeness of men.
14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of
like passions with you and preach unto you that you should turn from these
vanities unto the living God, which made heaven and earth and the sea
and all things that are therein.
14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Their own ways
in worshipping many
gods and in this ignorance (Acts 17:30)
of worshipping worthless gods concocted
with their own hands, was opportunity
for listening for lessons
to the many prompts pointing
toward why here on Earth; one lesson being
the seeing that these gods really had no power and that the true God was
14:17,18 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that
he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling
our hearts with food and gladness. And with these sayings scarce
restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
14:19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium,
who persuaded the people and having stoned Paul drew him out of the city
supposing he had been dead.
14:20,21 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up,
and came into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
And when they had preached the gospel to that city and had taught many,
they returned again to Lystra and to Iconium and Antioch,
14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue
in the faith and that we must through much tribulation.(*).enter
into the kingdom of God.
the souls of the disciples
in the faith, as it's necessary to strive
to enter into.(more
kingdom of God, wherein is salvation."
14:23-26 And when they had ordained them elders in every church and
had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they
believed. And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia.
And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to
the grace of God for the work
which they fulfilled.
14:27 And when they were come and had gathered the church together,
they rehearsed all that God had done with them and how he had opened the
door of faith unto the Gentiles.
14:28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.