Paul and Barnabas 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 a Greeks believed.
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren.
Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, b who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and c wonders to be done by their hands.
But the multitude of the city was d divided: part sided with the Jews, and part with the e apostles.
And when a violent attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, f to abuse and stone them,
they became aware of it and g fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding region.
And they were preaching the gospel there.
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Then the Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.
I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
1 Corinthians 1:22
For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom.
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word.
So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.
Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.
2 Timothy 3:11
Persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra - what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.