New International Version
They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,
King James Bible
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
Darby Bible Translation
And having announced the glad tidings to that city, and having made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch,
World English Bible
When they had preached the Good News to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,
Young's Literal Translation
Having proclaimed good news also to that city, and having discipled many, they turned back to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Preached the Gospel to that city - Derbe, a city in the same province. See on Acts 14:6 (note).
They returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium - Behold the courage of these Christian men! They counted not their lives dear to them, and returned to do their Masters work in the very places in which they had been so grievously persecuted, and where one of them had been apparently stoned to death! The man who knows he is God's ambassador, and that his life depends on his fidelity to his Master, knows he has nothing but his God to fear.
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taught many. Gr. made many disciples.
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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down.
So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium.
At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed.
But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
where they continued to preach the gospel.
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