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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they came and entered the synagogue of the Jews, and thus they spoke with them, so many of the Jews and of the Greeks believed.
But the Jews who were unconvinced stirred up the Gentiles to harm the brethren.
And they were there for a long time publicly speaking about THE LORD JEHOVAH, and He was testifying concerning the word of his grace by signs and wonders that He was doing by their hands.
And the whole multitude of the city was divided; some of them were with the Jews and some of them were joined to the Apostles.
But there was a decree against them by the Gentiles and by the Jews and their Leaders, to abuse them and to stone them with stones.
And when they knew it, they departed and took refuge in the cities of Lyconia, Lystra and Derby and the villages around them.
And they were there preaching The Good News.
8And a certain man was sitting in the city of Lystra who was lame in his feet, crippled from his mother's womb, who had never walked.
9This one heard Paulus speaking and when Paulus saw him, and it was known that he had faith to receive salvation,
10He said in a loud voice, “I say to you in the name of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, stand on your feet!” And he jumped, stood and walked.
11When the crowds of people had seen this thing that Paulus had done, they raised their voices in the language of the country, and they were saying, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.”
12And they were naming BarNaba, The Lord of the gods, and Paulus, Hermes, because he had been introducing the message.
13And The Priest of The Lord of the gods, who was outside the city, brought bulls and garlands to the gates of the courtyard where they were staying and he wanted to sacrifice to them.
14BarNaba and Paulus, when they heard, they tore their robes and leaped and went out to them among the mob and were crying out,
15And they were saying, “Men, what are you doing? We are also men of passions like you, we who preach to you that you should turn from these worthless things to THE LIVING GOD who made The Heavens and The Earth and The Sea and all that is in them,
16He who in the former ages was allowing all nations to go in their own way,
17While he did not leave himself without a testimony, as he was giving them precious things from the Heavens and sending rain down to them, multiplying their fruits in their times and was satisfying their hearts with food and gladness.”
18And as they were saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the people that no one would sacrifice to them.
19But there came Jews from Iqonion and from Antiakia and stirred up the people against them and they stoned Paulus and dragged him outside of the city, because they thought that he was dead.
20And the disciples gathered around him, and he stood up and entered the city, and the next day he went out from there with BarNaba, and they came to the city Derbe.
21While 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,
22While they were confirming the souls of the disciples and seeking that they would continue in the faith; and they were saying to them that it is necessary to enter The Kingdom of God by much suffering.
23And they appointed them Elders in every church while they were fasting with them and praying, committing them to our Lord in whom they had believed.
24And when they had traveled in the region of Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
25And as they spoke the word of THE LORD JEHOVAH in the city of Perga, they came down to Italia.
26And from there they journeyed by sea and came to Antiakia, because from there they were commending the work which they had finished to the grace of THE LORD JEHOVAH.
27And when the whole church had gathered together, they were relating everything that God had done with them and that he had opened the door of the faith to the Gentiles.
28And they spent much time there with the disciples.