Chapter 14:19 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragging him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.
Chapter 14:20 But while the disciples stood around him, he got up and entered the city. The next day he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.
Paul and Barnabas have just had an experience with the people who assumed they were gods and now the crowd has turned on them violently. This truly shows the fickleness of man and it also shows how Satan works and persecutes the Church. When the people stoned Paul, they evidently saw no sign of life in Paul and dragged him out of the city gate and left him for dead. I wonder how the disciples in verse 20 felt as they gathered around the bleeding body of Paul. If you do any reading about mobs and stoning during this historical period, you will see that by stoning and dragging him to the city gates would have caused enough injuries to kill him. I believe with my entire heart and soul that God produced a miracle and restored him to life!!! When Paul departed the next day with Barnabas we see further evidence of God’s miracle in that Paul walked back to city and walked to Derbe. Anyone with those type injuries would not have been able to recover so quickly and be able to take such a journey.