January 18, 2018

Posted on January 18, 2018

January 18, 2018

Acts 13:49 — Acts 14:20

49 And the word of the Lord was carried through the whole region.

50 But the Jews incited the women of high standing who worshiped God, and the chief men of the city, and raised up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas and cast them out from their borders.

51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them and came to Iconium.

52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

1 And in Iconium they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews and spoke in such a way that a great multitude of both Jews and Greeks believed.

2 But the Jews who were disobedient stirred up and ill-affected the minds of the Gentiles against the brothers.

3 Therefore they spent a considerable amount of time speaking with boldness in the Lord, who testified to the word of His grace by granting signs and wonders to be done through their hands.

4 But the multitude of the city was divided, and some were with the Jews and some with the apostles.

5 And when a hostile attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews with their rulers to treat the apostles outrageously and to stone them,

6 They became aware of it and fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding region.

7 And there they announced the gospel.

8 And in Lystra a certain man was sitting, without strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked.

9 This man heard Paul speaking, who, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be healed,

10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on your feet. And he leaped up and began to walk.

11 And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice, saying in Lycaonian, The gods have become like men and have come down to us.

12 And they called Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, since he was the one who took the lead in the discourse.

13 And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was before the city, brought bulls and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer a sacrifice with the crowds.

14 But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard this, they tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out

15 And saying, Men, why are you doing these things? We also are amen of like feeling as you, and announce the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and the sea and all things in them;

16 Who in the generations gone by allowed all the nations to go their ways.

17 And yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good by giving you brain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.

18 And saying these things, they restrained the crowds only with difficulty from offering sacrifices to them.

19 But Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, supposing that he was dead.

20 But as the disciples surrounded him, he rose up and entered into the city. And on the next day he went out with Barnabas to Derbe.

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