And when the Gentiles heard this, they
were glad, and glorified
the word of the Lord: and as
many as were ordained
to eternal life believed. ... But the Jews
stirred up the devout
women, and the chief men of the city, and raised
persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled
them out of their coasts.
But the multitude
of the city was divided: and part
held with the Jews, and part with the apostles
of them believed, and consorted
with Paul and Silas
; and of the devout
Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief
women not a few. ... But the Jews which believed not, moved
with envy, took
unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set
all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason
, and sought to bring them out to the people.
And when they
opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook
] raiment, and said unto them, Your
] upon your own heads; I [am
] clean: from
henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. ... And Crispus
, the chief
ruler of the synagogue, believed
on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing
believed, and were baptized.
And he went
into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing
and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. ... But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake
evil of that way before the multitude, he departed
from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily
in the school of one Tyrannus.
For what if some
did not believe? shall
their unbelief make the faith
of God without effect?
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved
to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of
. ... And if
by grace, then [is it
] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be
] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work
is no more work.