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Acts 14:1-2

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Paul and Barnabas at Iconium

14:1 The same thing happened in Iconium 1  when Paul and Barnabas 2  went into the Jewish synagogue 3  and spoke in such a way that a large group 4  of both Jews and Greeks believed. 14:2 But the Jews who refused to believe 5  stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds 6  against the brothers.

Acts 14:6-7

Context
14:6 Paul and Barnabas 7  learned about it 8  and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra 9  and Derbe 10  and the surrounding region. 14:7 There 11  they continued to proclaim 12  the good news.

Acts 14:19-21

Context

14:19 But Jews came from Antioch 13  and Iconium, 14  and after winning 15  the crowds over, they stoned 16  Paul and dragged him out of the city, presuming him to be dead. 14:20 But after the disciples had surrounded him, he got up and went back 17  into the city. On 18  the next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. 19 

Paul and Barnabas Return to Antioch in Syria

14:21 After they had proclaimed the good news in that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, 20  to Iconium, 21  and to Antioch. 22 

1 sn Iconium. See the note in 13:51.

2 tn Grk “they”; the referents (Paul and Barnabas) have been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 sn See the note on synagogue in 6:9.

4 tn Or “that a large crowd.”

5 tn Or “who would not believe.”

6 tn Or “embittered their minds” (Grk “their souls”). BDAG 502 s.v. κακόω 2 has “make angry, embitter τὰς ψυχάς τινων κατά τινος poison the minds of some persons against another Ac 14:2.”

7 tn Grk “they”; the referents (Paul and Barnabas) have been specified in the translation for clarity.

8 tn Grk “learning about it, fled.” The participle συνιδόντες (sunidonte") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style. It could also be taken temporally (“when they learned about it”) as long as opening clause of v. 5 is not translated as a temporal clause too, which results in a redundancy.

9 sn Lystra was a city in Lycaonia about 18 mi (30 km) south of Iconium, a Roman colony that was not on the main roads of Lycaonia. Because of its relative isolation, its local character was able to be preserved.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2.

10 sn Derbe was a city in Lycaonia about 35 mi (60 km) southeast of Lystra.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2.

11 tn Grk “region, and there.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, καί (kai) has not been translated and a new sentence begun in the translation.

12 tn The periphrastic construction εὐαγγελιζόμενοι ἦσαν (euangelizomenoi hsan) has been translated as a progressive imperfect.

13 sn Antioch was a city in Pisidia about 90 mi (145 km) west northwest of Lystra.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2; JP4 E2.

14 sn Iconium was a city in Lycaonia about 18 mi (30 km) north of Lystra. Note how Jews from other cities were chasing Paul (2 Cor 11:4-6; Gal 2:4-5; Acts 9:16).

15 tn The participle πείσαντες (peisante") is taken temporally (BDAG 791 s.v. πείθω 1.c).

16 tn Grk “stoning Paul they dragged him.” The participle λιθάσαντες (liqasante") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

17 tn Grk “and entered”; the word “back” is not in the Greek text but is implied.

18 tn Grk “And on.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.

19 sn Derbe was a city in Lycaonia about 35 mi (60 km) southeast of Lystra. This was the easternmost point of the journey.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2.

20 sn Lystra was a city in Lycaonia about 35 mi (60 km) northwest of Derbe.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2.

21 sn Iconium was a city in Lycaonia about 18 mi (30 km) north of Lystra.

22 sn Antioch was a city in Pisidia about 90 mi (145 km) west northwest of Lystra.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2; JP4 E2.



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