Finally as they went out they were asked to come again at the next Sabbath. And many God-fearing Jews followed them But Paul and Barnabas were cursed by Jewish Sadducees at the next Sabbath: We had to proclaim the word of God to you first, but since you have rejected it, now we turn to the Gentiles. When they heard this they were glad and praised the Lord and believed. But the Jews provoked the God-fearing women so that they persecuted them and sent them away across their borders. But they shook the dust from their feet and came full of joy and the Holy Ghost to Iconium. And there they also went into the synagogues. But the Jews became angry and stirred up the souls of the Gentiles against the brothers. When the crowd in the city became divided, there were struggles and they were stoned. So Paul and Barnabas fled to the cities round about.