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14Â 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.
2Â But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
3Â 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.
4Â But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
5Â And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
6Â They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
7Â And there they preached the gospel.
8Â And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
9Â The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10Â Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
11Â 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.
12Â And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
13Â Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
14Â Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15Â And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
16Â Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
17Â 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.
18Â And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
19Â 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.
20Â 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.
21Â And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
22Â 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.
23Â 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.
24Â And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
25Â And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:
26Â And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
27Â 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.
28Â And there they abode long time with the disciples.
15Â And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
2Â When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
3Â And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
4Â And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
5Â But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
6Â And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
7Â And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
8Â And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
9Â And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
10Â Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
11Â But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
12Â Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
13Â And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
14Â Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
15Â And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
16Â After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17Â That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
18Â Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
19Â Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20Â But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
21Â For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
22Â Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
23Â And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia.
24Â Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
25Â It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
26Â Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
27Â We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
28Â For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
29Â That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
30Â So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
31Â Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
32Â And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
33Â And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.
34Â Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
35Â Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
36Â And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
37Â And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
38Â But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
39Â And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;
40Â And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
41Â And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.