Bible: Acts 13:44-52

13:44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city assembled together to hear the word of the Lord. 1  13:45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, 2  and they began to contradict 3  what Paul was saying 4  by reviling him. 5  13:46 Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, 6 It was necessary to speak the word of God 7  to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy 8  of eternal life, we 9  are turning to the Gentiles. 10  13:47 For this 11  is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have appointed 12  you to be a light 13  for the Gentiles, to bring salvation 14  to the ends of the earth. 15  13:48 When the Gentiles heard this, they began to rejoice 16  and praise 17  the word of the Lord, and all who had been appointed for eternal life 18  believed. 13:49 So the word of the Lord was spreading 19  through the entire region. 13:50 But the Jews incited 20  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 21  of their region. 13:51 So after they shook 22  the dust off their feet 23  in protest against them, they went to Iconium. 24  13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy 25  and with the Holy Spirit.

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