At Iconium

Now it happened in Iconium that they went together to the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren. 3 Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

4 But the multitude of the city was divided: part sided with the Jews, and part with the apostles. 5 And when a violent attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to abuse and stone them, 6 they became aware of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding region. 7 And they were preaching the gospel there. — Acts 14:1-7.

Paul and Barnabas witness in the Iconium synagogue. Both Jews and Gentiles are saved. Despite opposition, they continue to preach boldly. God attests their work though miraculous signs. The people of the city are divided and some (both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers) make a violent attempt to abuse and stone them. They become aware of this plot and flee to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, where they carry on preaching the gospel.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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