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Preaching in Iconium
1 Now it happened that in Iconium they entered together#Literally “according to the same” into the synagogue of the Jews and spoke in such a way that a large number of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2But the Jews who were disobedient stirred up and poisoned the minds#Literally “embittered the souls” of the Gentiles against the brothers. 3So they stayed there#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation for a considerable time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who testified to the message of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be performed through their hands. 4But the population of the city was divided, and some#Literally “those on the one hand” were with the Jews and some#Literally “those on the other hand” with the apostles. 5So when an inclination took place on the part of both the Gentiles and the Jews, together with their rulers, to mistreat them#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation and to stone them, 6they became aware of it#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“became aware of”) has been translated as a finite verb fled to the Lycaonian cities—Lystra and Derbe and the surrounding region. 7And there they were continuing to proclaim the good news.
Mistaken for Gods in Lystra
8And in Lystra a certain man was sitting powerless in his feet, lame from birth,#Literally “his mother’s womb” who had never walked. 9This man listened while#*Here “while” is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle (“was speaking”) Paul was speaking. Paul,#Literally “who” looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet!” And he leaped up and began walking.#*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began walking”) 11And when#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“saw”) which is understood as temporal the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices in the Lycaonian language, saying, “The gods have become like men and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“have become like”) has been translated as a finite verb have come down to us!” 12And they began calling#*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began calling”) Barnabas Zeus and Paul Hermes, because he was the principal speaker.#Literally “leader of the message” 13And the priest of the temple#*The word “temple” is not in the Greek text but is implied of Zeus that was just outside the city brought bulls and garlands to the gates and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“brought”) has been translated as a finite verb was wanting to offer sacrifice, along with the crowds. 14But when#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“heard about”) which is understood as temporal the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard about it,#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation they tore their clothing and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“tore”) has been translated as a finite verb rushed out into the crowd, shouting 15and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, proclaiming the good news that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things that are in them—16who in generations that are past permitted all the nations#Or “Gentiles”; the same Greek word can be translated “nations” or “Gentiles” depending on the context to go their own ways. 17And yet he did not leave himself without witness by#*Here “by” is supplied as a component of the participle (“doing good”) which is understood as means doing good, giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying you#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation with food and your hearts with gladness.” 18And although#*Here “although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“said”) which is understood as concessive they said these things, only with difficulty did they dissuade the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
19But Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium, and when they#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“had won over”) which is understood as temporal had won over the crowds and stoned Paul, they dragged him#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20But after#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle (“surrounded”) the disciples surrounded him, he got up and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“got up”) has been translated as a finite verb went into the city. And on the next day he departed with Barnabas for Derbe.
Paul and Barnabas Return to Antioch in Syria
21And after they#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“had proclaimed the good news”) which is understood as temporal had proclaimed the good news in that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, 22strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation to continue in the faith and saying,#*The word “saying” is not in the Greek text but is implied “Through many persecutions#Or “afflictions” it is necessary for us to enter into the kingdom of God.” 23And when they#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“had appointed”) which is understood as temporal had appointed elders for them in every church, after#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“praying”) which is understood as temporal praying with fasting, they entrusted them to the Lord, in whom they had believed. 24And they passed through Pisidia and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“passed through”) has been translated as a finite verb came to Pamphylia. 25And after#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“proclaimed”) which is understood as temporal they proclaimed the message in Perga, they went down to Attalia, 26and from there they sailed away to Antioch where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had completed. 27And when they#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“arrived”) which is understood as temporal arrived and called the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that he had opened a door of faith for the Gentiles.#Or “nations”; the same Greek word can be translated “nations” or “Gentiles” depending on the context 28And they stayed no little time with the disciples.
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