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.