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Acts 14

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang
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Paul and Barnabas went from Iconium to Lystra and to Antioch in Syria.

At Iconium, a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed their word, but the unbelieving Jews divided the people of the city. The people who sided with the unbelieving Jews attempted to stone Paul and Barnabas, they left and headed to Lystra.

At Lystra, Paul healed a man crippled from birth. When the Greeks saw this, they associated Barnabas with Zeus and Paul with Hermes (Zeus and Hermes are from Greek mythology). The Greeks wanted to offer sacrifices to Paul and Barnabas, but Paul refused and tried to preach Jesus, though the people didn't stop with the sacrifices. Then the Jews came along and persuaded the crowds to stone Paul.

Paul and Barnabas then went to Derbe where they made many disciples. On the way back to Antioch, they crossed Lystra and Iconium and encouraged the disciples that they made in those cities.

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