Acts 14:21
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New International Version
They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,

New Living Translation
After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia,

English Standard Version
When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,

Berean Study Bible
They preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,

Berean Literal Bible
And having proclaimed the gospel to that city and having discipled many, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch,

New American Standard Bible
After they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,

King James Bible
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After they had evangelized that town and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch,

International Standard Version
As they were proclaiming the good news in that city, they discipled a large number of people. Then they went back to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,

NET Bible
After they had proclaimed the good news in that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch.

New Heart English Bible
When they had preached the Good News to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
While they were preaching to the people of that city, they discipled many and they returned and came to Lystra and to Iqonion and to Antiakia,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They spread the Good News in that city and won many disciples. Then they went back to the cities of Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch (which is in Pisidia).

New American Standard 1977
And after they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they had preached the gospel to that city and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra and to Iconium and Antioch,

King James 2000 Bible
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

American King James Version
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

American Standard Version
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch:

Darby Bible Translation
And having announced the glad tidings to that city, and having made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch,

English Revised Version
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch,

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch,

Weymouth New Testament
and, after proclaiming the Good News to the people there and gaining a large number of converts, they retraced their steps to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch.

World English Bible
When they had preached the Good News to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,

Young's Literal Translation
Having proclaimed good news also to that city, and having discipled many, they turned back to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch,
Study Bible
The Return to Syrian Antioch
20But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. And the next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. 21They preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, 22strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. “We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.…
Cross References
Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

Acts 2:47
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Acts 13:14
And from Perga, they traveled inland to Pisidian Antioch, where they entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and sat down.

Acts 13:51
So they shook the dust off their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium.

Acts 14:1
At Iconium, Paul and Barnabas entered the Jewish synagogue as usual, and they spoke so well that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed.

Acts 14:6
they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe, and to the surrounding region,

Acts 14:7
where they continued to preach the gospel.

Acts 14:8
In Lystra sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.

Acts 14:15
"Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.

Acts 14:19
Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, presuming he was dead.
Treasury of Scripture

And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

taught many. Gr. made many disciples.

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

Lystra.

Acts 14:1,6,8,19 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into …

Acts 13:14,51 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, …

Acts 15:36 And some days after Paul said to Barnabas…

Acts 16:2 Which was well reported of by the brothers that were at Lystra and Iconium.

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, …

(21) And had taught many.--Better, made many disciples. The word is the same as in Matthew 28:19. Among these we may note Gaius, or Caius, afterwards conspicuous as one of St. Paul's companions (Acts 20:4). The work done implies a stay of, it may be, some months' duration. During this time the violence of the hostility of the Jews at Antioch and Iconium had probably subsided, and the Apostles could revisit those cities, as they retraced their steps, without any great danger.

Verse 21. - Made many disciples for taught many, A.V.; returned for returned again, A.V.; to Antioch for Antioch, A.V. Made many disciples (μαθητεύσαντες ἱκανοὺς); comp. Matthew 28:19. What admirable constancy thus to run fresh risks to life and limb in order to win souls to Christ! And when they had preached the Gospel to that city,.... To the inhabitants of it, as they did in every place where they came, even the pure Gospel of Christ, the good news, and glad tidings of life and salvation by him:

and had taught many; or made them disciples, their ministry being blessed to bring many to the faith of Christ:

they returned again to Lystra; where Paul had been stoned:

and to Iconium; where both Jews and Gentiles, and the magistrates of the city, had attempted to use them ill, and to stone them:

and Antioch; that is, in Pisidia, as before; where a persecution was raised against them, and from the coasts of which place they were expelled; so fearless were they of danger, and so zealous to promote the interest of Christ, and the good of souls. 21. and when they had preached … to that city and had taught many—rather, "had made many disciples" (Margin); but probably without suffering any persecution, as Derbe is not mentioned along with Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra (2Ti 3:11).

Ac 14:21-28. Paul and Barnabas Retrace Their Steps, Return to Antioch in Syria, and Thus Complete Their First Missionary Journey.

21, 22. they returned … to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, confirming the souls, etc.—At Derbe, Paul was not far from the well-known pass which leads down from the central tableland to Cilicia and Tarsus. But his thoughts did not center in an earthly home. He revisited the places where he had been reviled and persecuted, but where he had left as sheep in the desert the disciples whom his Master had enabled him to gather. They needed building up and strengthening in the faith, comforting in the midst of their inevitable suffering, and fencing round by permanent institutions. Undaunted therefore by the dangers that awaited them, our missionaries return to them, using words of encouragement which none but the founders of a true religion would have ventured to address to their earliest converts, that "we can only enter into the kingdom of God by passing through much tribulation" [Howson].14:19-28 See how restless the rage of the Jews was against the gospel of Christ. The people stoned Paul, in a popular tumult. So strong is the bent of the corrupt and carnal heart, that as it is with great difficulty that men are kept back from evil on one side, so it is with great ease they are persuaded to evil on the other side. If Paul would have been Mercury, he might have been worshipped; but if he will be a faithful minister of Christ, he shall be stoned, and thrown out of the city. Thus men who easily submit to strong delusions, hate to receive the truth in the love of it. All who are converted need to be confirmed in the faith; all who are planted need to be rooted. Ministers' work is to establish saints as well as to awaken sinners. The grace of God, and nothing less, effectually establishes the souls of the disciples. It is true, we must count upon much tribulation, but it is encouragement that we shall not be lost and perish in it. The Person to whose power and grace the converts and the newly-established churches are commended, clearly was the Lord Jesus, on whom they had believed. It was an act of worship. The praise of all the little good we do at any time, must be ascribed to God; for it is He who not only worketh in us both to will and to do, but also worketh with us to make what we do successful. All who love the Lord Jesus, will rejoice to hear that he has opened the door of faith wide, to those who were strangers to him and to his salvation. And let us, like the apostles, abide with those who know and love the Lord.
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