The Acts of the Apostles – Acts 14:1-7 མཛད་པ། 14:1-7

(མཛད་པ། 14:1-7)



Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles. When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country, and there they continued to preach the gospel. (Acts 14:1-7)


Iconium (Konya in modern Turkey) was 90 miles (145 km) east of Pisidian Antioch along the Roman road in the Province of Galatia (See the map posted on November 16). Here again it was Jews, unbelieving ones, who resisted the preaching of the good news.

So Paul and Barnabus moved on another 18 miles (29 km) to the small town of Lystra where there was no Jewish synagogue.