1And it came to be in Ikonion that they went together into the congregation of the Yehuḏim, and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Yehuḏim and Greeks believed.
2But the Yehuḏim who would not obey stirred up the nations and evilly influenced their beings against the brothers.
3So they remained a long time, speaking boldly in the Master, who was bearing witness to the word of His favour, giving signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
4And the crowd of the city was divided, and some sided with the Yehuḏim, and some with the emissaries.
5But when a move took place by both the nations and Yehuḏim, with their rulers, to mistreat and stone them,
6they became aware of it and fled to Lustra and Derbe, cities of Lukaonia, and the country round about.
7And they were bringing the Good News there.
8And in Lustra there was sitting a certain man, disabled in his feet, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked.
9This one heard Sha’ul speaking, who, looking intently at him and seeing that he had belief to be healed,
10said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet!” And he sprang up and began to walk.
11And when the crowds saw what Sha’ul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lukaonian, “The mighty ones have become like men and come down to us!”
12And they called Barnaḇa Zeus, and Sha’ul Hermes, since he was the chief speaker.
13And the priest of Zeus, being in front of their city, brought oxen and wreaths to the gates, and wished to offer with the crowds.
14And when the emissaries Barnaḇa and Sha’ul heard this, they tore their garments and ran in among the crowd, crying out
15and saying, “Men, why are you doing this? We also are men with the same nature as you, bringing to you the Good News: to turn from these worthless matters to the living Elohim, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all that is in them,# Exo. 20:11; Psa. 146:6
16who in past generations allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways,#See Acts 17:30
17though, indeed, He did not leave Himself without witness, doing good – giving us rain from heaven and fruit-bearing seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”#See Mat. 5:45
18Even with these words they still had difficulty in stopping the crowds from offering to them.
19But Yehuḏim arrived from Antioch and Ikonion, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Sha’ul, dragged him out of the city, thinking he was dead.
20But while the taught ones gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And on the next day he went away with Barnaḇa to Derbe.
21And having brought the Good News to that city, and having made many taught ones, they returned to Lustra, and Ikonion, and Antioch,
22strengthening the beings of the taught ones, encouraging them to continue in the belief, and that through many pressures we have to enter the reign of Elohim.
23And having appointed elders in every assembly, having prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Master in whom they had believed.
24And having passed through Pisidia, they came to Pamphulia.
25And having spoken the word in Perge, they went down to Attaleia,
26and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been committed to the favour of Elohim for the work which they had completed.
27And having arrived, and having gathered together the assembly, they related all that Elohim had done with them, and that He had opened the door of belief to the nations.
28And they remained there a long time with the taught ones.