Bible: Acts 13:42-52

13:42 As Paul and Barnabas 1  were going out, 2  the people 3  were urging 4  them to speak about these things 5  on the next Sabbath. 13:43 When the meeting of the synagogue 6  had broken up, 7  many of the Jews and God-fearing proselytes 8  followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking with them and were persuading 9  them 10  to continue 11  in the grace of God.

13:44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city assembled together to hear the word of the Lord. 12  13:45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, 13  and they began to contradict 14  what Paul was saying 15  by reviling him. 16  13:46 Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, 17 It was necessary to speak the word of God 18  to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy 19  of eternal life, we 20  are turning to the Gentiles. 21  13:47 For this 22  is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have appointed 23  you to be a light 24  for the Gentiles, to bring salvation 25  to the ends of the earth. 26  13:48 When the Gentiles heard this, they began to rejoice 27  and praise 28  the word of the Lord, and all who had been appointed for eternal life 29  believed. 13:49 So the word of the Lord was spreading 30  through the entire region. 13:50 But the Jews incited 31  the God-fearing women of high social standing and the prominent men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out 32  of their region. 13:51 So after they shook 33  the dust off their feet 34  in protest against them, they went to Iconium. 35  13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy 36  and with the Holy Spirit.

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