Modern Literal Version
[Acts 14]

     14:1 Now it happened in Iconium according to the same thing, they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews and spoke, so-that a large multitude believed, both from the Jews and Greeks.14:2 But the disobedient Jews aroused and embittered the souls of the Gentiles against the brethren.14:3 Therefore, they indeed stayed a considerable time there, speaking boldly in the Lord, who wastestifying to the word of his favor, giving signs and wonders to happen through their hands. 14:4 But the multitude of the city was split-apart, and some were together with the Jews and those otherstogether with the apostles. 14:5 Now as it became an impulse of both of the Gentiles and of the Jews, together with their rulers, to abuse them and to stone them, 14:6 being conscious of it, they fled for refuge to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the region around them. 14:7 And they were proclaiming the good-news there.

     14:8 And there was a certain man, who was sitting in Lystra, being* powerless in his feet, lame from his mother's womb, who had never* walked. 14:9 This one heard Paul speaking, who, having stared at him and seeing that he had faith to be cured, 14:10 said with a loud voice, Stand correctly upon your feet. And he was leaping up and walking.

     14:11 Now when* the crowd saw what Paul did, they lifted up their voice, saying in Lycaonian, The gods, who are similar to men, have come down to us. 14:12 And indeed, they were calling Barnabas, Zeus; but Paul, Hermes, since he was the leader of the speech. 14:13 Now the priest of Zeus, whosetemple was before their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and were wishing to sacrificethem together with the crowds.

     14:14 But when* the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard it, they ripped their garments and dashed into the crowd, crying out 14:15 and saying, Men! Why are youĎ doing these things? We are also human, of like-feelings with youĎand are proclaiming the good-news to youĎ: to turn away from these futile things to the living God, who made* the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things in them; 14:16 who permitted all the nations in the generations which have gone-by, to conduct-themselves in their own ways. 14:17 Although he did not leave himself unwitnessed, by doing good, giving rainfalls and fruitful seasons to youĎ from heaven, filling our hearts with nourishment and joy.14:18 And saying these things, they made the crowds cease from sacrificing to them with difficulty.

     14:19 But Jews came upon us there from Antioch and Iconium and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul, and were dragging him outside the city, having supposed him to have died. 14:20But the disciples surrounded him. Having rose up, he entered into the city, and went forth on the next-day together with Barnabas to Derbe. 14:21 And having proclaimed the good-news to that city, and having made a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and Iconium and Antioch, 14:22 further strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to remain in the faith, and that it is essential for us through many afflictions to enter into the kingdom of God. 14:23 Now having assigned elders to them in every congregation*, and when* they had prayed with fastings, they consigned them to the Lord, in whom they had believed.

     14:24 And having gone through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 14:25 And having spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia; 14:26 and they sailed from there to Antioch, from where they were given to the favor of God, *for the work which they had fulfilled.

     {48-50 AD. Antioch. April 5, 49 AD A skirmish between Roman troops & the Jews at the Passover.}

     14:27 Now when* they came and gathered the congregation* together, they reported how-much God had done with them, and that he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. 14:28 Now they were staying there together with the disciples a time; not just a few.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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