¶ AND Paul and Barnabas entered into the Jewish synagogue and addressed the people in such manner that a great many of the Jews and of the Greeks believed.
But the Jews who would not listen stirred up the Gentiles to oppress the brethren.
So they remained there for a long and spoke boldly concerning the Lord, and he gave them testimony to the word of his grace by means of signs and wonders which he performed by their hands.
But the people of the city were divided: part held with the Jews and part followed the apostles.
And they were menaced by both the Gentiles and the Jews and with their leaders who wanted to disgrace them and have them stoned.
And when they became aware of it, they departed and took refuge in Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and the villages near by.
And there they preached the gospel.
¶ And there dwelt in the city of Lystra a cripple who had been lame from his mother’s womb, who never had walked.
He heard Paul speak;
and when Paul saw him and perceived that there was faith in him to be healed,
He said to him with a loud voice, I say to you, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, stand upright on feet.
And he leaped and walked.
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted their voices, saying in the language of the country, The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men.
So they called Barnabas the chief of the gods;
and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
Then the priest of Zeus, whose shrine was outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gate of the courtyard where they stayed, and he wanted to offer sacrifices to them.
When Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and leaped to their feet and went out to the crowd, crying out
And saying, Men, what are you doing?
We also are ordinary human beings like you, who preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God who made heaven and earth and the sea and all things that are therein.
Who in generations past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Nevertheless he did not leave himself without testimony, in that he bestowed good on them from heaven and gave them rain and caused the fruits to grow in their seasons and satisfied their hearts with food and gladness.
And even though they said these things, they had difficulty in restraining the people from offering sacrifice to them.
¶ But there came there Jews from Iconium and Antioch and stirred up the people against them, and they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.
Howbeit, as the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and entered again into the city;
and the next day he departed from there with Barnabas, and they came to the city of Derbe.
And when they had preached the gospel to the people of that city and had converted many, then they returned to the city of Lystra and to Iconium and Antioch,
Strengthening the souls of the converts and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and telling them that only through much tribulation can we enter into the kingdom of God.
And when they had ordained them elders in every church and had prayed with them with fasting, they commended them to our Lord, on whom they believed.
And after they had traveled through the country of Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
And when they had preached the word of the Lord in the city of Perga, they went down to Attalia;
And thence they sailed and came to Antioch, because from there they had been recommended to the grace of the Lord for the work which they fulfilled.
And as the whole congregation was gathered together, they related everything that God had done to them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
And there they remained a long time with the disciples.