Ac 14:1
14:1 And {1} it came to pass in {a} Iconium, that they went both
     together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that
     a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks

 (1) We should be no less constant in the preaching of the
     Gospel than the perversity of the wicked is obstinate in
     persecuting it.
     (a) Iconium was a city of Lycaonia.

Ac 14:2
14:2 But the {b} unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and
     made their minds evil affected against the brethren.

     (b) Who did not obey the doctrine.

Ac 14:3
14:3 {2} Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the
     Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and
     granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

 (2) We should not leave our places and give in to threatenings,
     or to open rage, but only when there is no other remedy,
     and that not for our own peace and quiet, but only so that
     the Gospel may be spread further abroad.

Ac 14:6
14:6 They were ware of [it], and {c} fled unto Lystra and Derbe,
     cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round

     (c) It is sometimes proper to flee dangers, at the
         appropriate times.

Ac 14:8
14:8 {3} And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his
     feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had

 (3) It is an old subtlety of the devil, either to cause the
     faithful servants of God to be immediately banished, or to
     be worshipped as idols: and he does this by taking occasion
     of miracles which they have done.

Ac 14:13
14:13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city,
      brought oxen and garlands unto the {d} gates, and would
      have done sacrifice with the people.

      (d) Of the house where Paul and Barnabas were.

Ac 14:15
14:15 {4} And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are
      men of {e} like passions with you, and preach unto you
      that ye should turn from these {f} vanities unto the
      living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and
      all things that are therein:

 (4) That is also called idolatry which gives to creatures, be
     they ever so holy and excellent, that which is proper to
     the only One God, that is, invocation, or calling upon.
     (e) Men, as you are, and partakers of the very same nature
         of man as you are.
     (f) He calls idols "vanities", after the manner of the

Ac 14:16
14:16 {5} Who in times past {g} suffered all nations to walk in
      their own ways.

 (5) Custom, be it ever so old, does not excuse the idolaters.
     (g) Allowed them to live as they wished, prescribing and
         appointing them no type of religion.

Ac 14:19
14:19 {6} And there came thither [certain] Jews from Antioch and
      Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned
      Paul, drew [him] out of the city, supposing he had been

 (6) The devil, when he is brought to his last chance, at length
     rages openly, but in vain, even at that time when he seems
     to have the upper hand.

Ac 14:21
14:21 {7} And when they had preached the gospel to that city,
      and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and
      [to] Iconium, and Antioch,

 (7) We must go forward in our calling through a thousand

Ac 14:22
14:22 {8} Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting
      them to continue in the faith, and that we must through
      much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

 (8) It is the office of the ministers, not only to teach, but
     also to confirm those that are taught, and prepare them for
     the cross.

Ac 14:23
14:23 {9} And when they had ordained them elders in every
      church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them
      to the Lord, on whom they believed.

 (9) The apostles committed the churches which they had planted
     to proper and special pastors, who they appointed not
     rashly, but with prayers and fastings preceding their
     choice: neither did they thrust them upon churches through
     bribery, or lordly superiority, but chose and placed them
     by the voice of the congregation.

Ac 14:24
14:24 {10} And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they
      came to Pamphylia.

 (10) Paul and Barnabas, having completed their journey, and
      having returned to Antioch, give an account of their
      journey to the congregation or church.

Ac 14:25
14:25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down
      into {h} Attalia:

      (h) Attalia was a sea city of Pamphylia, near to Lycia.

Ac 14:26
14:26 And thence sailed to {i} Antioch, from whence they had
      been recommended to the grace of God for the work which
      they fulfilled.

      (i) Antioch of Syria.