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Acts 14:6 Acts 16:37

6 They became aware of it and afled to the cities of Lycaonia, bLystra and cDerbe, and the surrounding region.

7 And there they aannounced the gospel.

8 And in Lystra a certain man was sitting, without strength in his feet, alame 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 afaith to be 1healed,

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

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

12 And they called Barnabas, 1Zeus, and Paul, 2Hermes, 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 atore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out

15 And saying, 1Men, why are you doing these things? We also are amen of blike feeling as you, and cannounce the gospel to you that you should turn from these 2dvain things eto the fliving God, who gmade heaven and earth and the sea and all things in them;

16 Who in the generations agone by ballowed all the nations to go their ways.

17 And yet He did anot leave Himself without witness, in that He did good by giving you brain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your chearts with dfood and gladness.

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

19 But aJews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having bpersuaded the crowds, they cstoned 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 aDerbe.

21 And when they had aannounced the gospel to that city and had made a considerable number of bdisciples, they returned to cLystra and to dIconium and to eAntioch,


22 aEstablishing the 1souls of the disciples, exhorting them to 2bcontinue in the 3cfaith and saying that through many dtribulations we must enter into the 4ekingdom of God.

23 And when they had appointed 1aelders for them 2in every bchurch and had prayed with cfastings, they dcommitted them to the Lord into whom they had believed.

24 And they passed through Pisidia and came to aPamphylia.

25 And when they had spoken the 1word in Perga, they came down to Attalia.


26 And from there they sailed away to aAntioch, where they had been commended to the 1grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

27 And when they 1arrived and 2gathered the achurch together, they bdeclared the things that God had done with them and that He had copened a door of faith to the dGentiles.

28 And they spent no little time there with the disciples.


CHAPTER 15

1 And certain men 1came down from aJudea and began to teach the bbrothers, 2cUnless you are 3dcircumcised according to the 4ecustom of Moses, you cannot be saved.

2 And when no little 1dissension and discussion with them came about through Paul and Barnabas, the brothers directed Paul and Barnabas and certain others among them to go up to the apostles and aelders in 2bJerusalem concerning this question.

3 They therefore, having been asent forward by the 1bchurch, passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, telling in detail about the turning of the cGentiles; and they brought great joy to all the dbrothers.

4 And when they arrived in Jerusalem, they were areceived by the bchurch and the apostles and the elders, and they cdeclared the things that God had done with them.

5 But certain men from the asect of the 1Pharisees who had believed rose up from among them, saying, It is bnecessary to 2circumcise them and to charge them to 3keep the claw of Moses.

6 And the apostles and the elders were 1gathered together to see about this matter.

7 And when much discussion had taken place, Peter rose up and said to them, 1Men, brothers, you know that from the 2early days God achose from among you that through my mouth the bGentiles should hear the word of the cgospel and believe.

8 And God, the Knower of ahearts, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy bSpirit even cas also to us;

9 And He made ano distinction between us and them, bcleansing their 1hearts by faith.

10 Therefore why are you now atesting God by placing a 1byoke upon the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

11 But we believe that through the 1agrace of the Lord Jesus we are bsaved in the same way also as they are.

12 And all the multitude became silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul arelating all the bsigns and wonders God had done among the cGentiles through them.

13 And when they 1finished speaking, aJames answered, saying, 2Men, brothers, listen to me.

14 1Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles to take out from them a apeople for His name.

15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, even as it is written,

16 a"After these things I will return, and I will rebuild the 1tabernacle of David which has fallen; and I will rebuild its ruins and erect it again,

17 So that the remainder of men may aseek out the Lord, even all the Gentiles 1upon whom My bname has been called,

18 Says the Lord, who is making these things known 1afrom of old.''

19 Therefore I judge that we do not harass those from the Gentiles who are aturning to God,

20 But that we write to them to abstain from the acontaminations of bidols and cfornication and what is strangled and dblood.

21 For 1Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who proclaim him in the 2synagogues, he being aread every Sabbath.


22 It then seemed good to the apostles and the elders with the whole achurch to choose men from among them to send to Antioch together with Paul and Barnabas: Judas, who is called bBarsabbas, and cSilas, leading men among the brothers,

23 Writing to them and sending by their hand the following: The apostles and the elder brothers, to the abrothers throughout Antioch and bSyria and Cilicia who are of the Gentiles, rejoice.

24 Since we have heard that certain ones who went out from among us have atroubled you with their words, unsettling your souls, to whom we gave no instruction,

25 It seemed good to us, having become of aone accord, to choose men to send to you together with our bbeloved Barnabas and Paul,

26 Men who have 1risked their 2alives for the bname of our Lord Jesus Christ.

27 Therefore we have sent Judas and aSilas, who themselves will report the same things by word of mouth.

28 For it seemed good to the Holy aSpirit and to us to lay upon you no greater bburden than these necessary things:

29 To abstain from things that have been sacrificed to aidols and blood and things strangled and fornication, from which if you carefully keep yourselves, you will do well. May you be strong.

30 So when they had been sent away, they went down to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude together, they handed them the letter.

31 And when they read it, they rejoiced at the encouragement.

32 And Judas and Silas, also being 1aprophets themselves, exhorted the brothers through much speaking and bconfirmed them.

33 And when they had spent some time there, they were sent away with apeace from the brothers to those who had sent them.

34 1But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.


35 And Paul and Barnabas stayed in aAntioch, teaching and bannouncing the word of the Lord as the gospel with many others also.

36 Now after some days Paul said to Barnabas, Let us return now and visit the brothers in aevery city in which we announced the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing.

37 And Barnabas intended to take aJohn, who is called Mark, along with them also;

38 But Paul did not consider it suitable to take with them this one who awithdrew from them in Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work.

39 And there was a 1sharp contention, so that they separated from each other; and Barnabas, taking Mark along, sailed away to aCyprus.


40 But Paul chose aSilas and 1went out, having been commended to the bgrace of the Lord by the brothers.

41 And he passed through aSyria and Cilicia, bconfirming the cchurches.


CHAPTER 16

1 And he came also to aDerbe and to Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple named bTimothy was there, the son of a cJewish woman who was a believer, but of a Greek father;

2 He was well attested to by the abrothers in bLystra and cIconium.

3 Paul wanted this one to go forth with him; and he took him and 1acircumcised him 2because of the bJews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the adecrees to keep which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem.

5 And so the 1achurches were strengthened in the bfaith and cincreased in number ddaily.


6 And they passed through the region of aPhrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden 1by the Holy bSpirit to speak the word in Asia.

7 And when they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, yet the 1aSpirit of Jesus did 2not allow them.

8 And bypassing Mysia, they came down to aTroas.

9 And a 1avision appeared to Paul during the night: A certain man, a Macedonian, was standing and entreating him and saying, Come over into 2bMacedonia and help us.

10 And when he had seen the vision, 1we immediately 2endeavored to go forth into Macedonia, 3concluding that God had called us to announce the gospel to them.


11 And putting out to sea from 1Troas, we ran a straight course to 2Samothrace, and on the following day to 3Neapolis,

12 And from there to aPhilippi, which is the leading city of that part of Macedonia, a Roman 1colony; and we spent some days in this city.

13 And on the 1aSabbath day we went outside the gate by the briver, where we supposed there would be a place of 2prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.

14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple-dyed goods from the city of aThyatira who bworshipped God, was listening, whose heart the 1Lord copened to give heed to the things being spoken by Paul.

15 And when she was 1baptized, as well as her ahousehold, she entreated us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, 2come into my 3house and abide. And she constrained us.

16 And as we were going to the place of prayer, a certain slave girl having a 1aspirit of 2Python met us, who brought her masters much profit by 3bdivining.

17 This woman followed after Paul and us and acried out, saying, These men are bslaves of the cMost High God, who announce to you a way of salvation.

18 And she did this for many days. But Paul was greatly disturbed; and turning, he said to the spirit, I charge you in the aname of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it bcame out that very hour.


19 But when her masters saw that their hope of aprofit had gone out, they laid hold of Paul and bSilas and cdragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.

20 And when they had brought them to the 1amagistrates, they said, These men, being Jews, are bthrowing our city into confusion,

21 And they are announcing acustoms which are not lawful for us, being bRomans, to accept or do.

22 And the crowd rose up together against them, and the magistrates tore off their garments and ordered some to abeat them with rods.

23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they threw them into aprison, charging the jailer to keep them securely,

24 Who, having received such a charge, threw them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the 1astocks.

25 And about amidnight Paul and Silas, while praying, sang hymns of praise to God; and the prisoners were listening to them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were ashaken. And instantly all the doors were bopened and everyone's cbonds were unfastened.

27 And the jailer, waking up out of his sleep and seeing the doors of the prison opened, drew his sword and was about to ado away with himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

28 But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, Do no harm to yourself, for we are all here.

29 And the jailer asked for lights and rushed in; and trembling, he afell down before Paul and Silas.

30 And leading them outside, he said, Sirs, awhat must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, aBelieve on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be bsaved, you and your 1household.

32 And they spoke the word of God to him together with all those in his house.

33 And he took them with him in that very hour of the night and washed their wounds. And he was 1abaptized immediately, he and all his household.

34 And he brought them 1up 2into his house and aset a table before them; and he bexulted because he had believed in God with all his household.

35 Now when day came, the magistrates sent the 1lictors, saying, Release those men.

36 And the jailer reported these words to Paul: The magistrates have sent that you may be released. Now therefore come out and go in peace.

37 But Paul said to them, They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are aRomans, and have thrown us into prison; and now secretly they are thrusting us out? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out.