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Acts 14

 

 

Introduction
1Paul and Barnabas are persecuted from Iconium.
8At Lystra Paul heals a cripple, whereupon they are reputed as gods.
19Paul is stoned.
21They pass through divers churches, confirming the disciples in faith and patience.
26Returning to Antioch, they report what God had done with them.

Verse 1
And it came to pass in 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 believed.
in
13:51
went
9:20; 13:46; 17:1,2,17; 18:4; 19:8
that a
21; 11:21; 13:43,46; 17:4; 18:8
Greeks
2; 16:1; 17:12; 18:4; 19:10,17; 20:21; 21:28; Mark 7:26; John 7:35; *marg:; John 12:20; Romans 1:16; 10:12; 1 Corinthians 1:22-24; Galatians 2:3; 3:28; Colossians 3:11

Verse 2
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
19; 13:45,50; 17:5,13; 18:12; 21:27-30; Mark 15:10,11; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16

Verse 3
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.
therefore
18:9-11; 19:10; 1 Corinthians 16:8,9
speaking
13:46; Ephesians 6:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 2:2
which
2:22; 5:32; Mark 16:20; Hebrews 2:4
the word
20:24,32; Romans 1:16
granted
4:29,30; 5:12-14; 19:11,12

Verse 4
But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
the multitude
Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:34-36; Luke 2:34; 11:21-23; 12:51-53; John 7:43
part
28:24
apostles
14; 13:2; 1 Corinthians 9:5

Verse 5
And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
when
4:25-29; 17:5; Psalms 2:1-3; 83:5; 2 Timothy 3:11
despitefully
Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28

Verse 6
They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
were
9:24; 17:13,14; 23:12-22; 2 Kings 6:8-12
and fled
Matthew 10:23
Lystra
20,21; 16:1,2; 2 Timothy 3:11
Lycaonia

Verse 7
And there they preached the gospel.
21; 8:4; 11:19; 17:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:2; 2 Timothy 4:2

Verse 8
And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
impotent
4:9; John 5:3,7
being
3:2; John 5:5; 9:1,2

Verse 9
The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
who
3:4
he had
Matthew 8:10; 9:22,28,29; 13:58; 15:28; Mark 1:40,41; 2:5,11,12; 9:23,24; Mark 10:52

Verse 10
Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
Stand
3:6-8; 9:33,34; Isaiah 35:6; Luke 7:14; 13:11-13; John 5:8,9; 14:12

Verse 11
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
The gods
8:10; 12:22; 28:6

Verse 12
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
Jupiter
19:35

Verse 13
Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
and would
10:25; Daniel 2:46

Verse 14
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
the apostles
4; 1 Corinthians 9:5,6
they
2 Kings 5:7; 18:37; 19:1,2; Ezra 9:3-5; Jeremiah 36:24; Matthew 26:65

Verse 15
And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Sirs
7:26; 16:30; 27:10,21,25
why
10:26; Revelation 19:19; 22:9
We also
3:12,13; 12:22,23; Genesis 41:16; Daniel 2:28-30; John 7:18
of like
James 5:17; Revelation 19:10
and preach
17:16-18,29,30; 26:17-20
from
Deuteronomy 32:21; 1 Samuel 12:21; 1 Kings 16:13,26; Psalms 31:6; Isaiah 44:9,10,19,20; Isaiah 45:20; 46:7; Jeremiah 8:19; 10:3-5,8,14,15; 14:22; Amos 2:4; Jonah 2:8; Romans 1:21-23; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Ephesians 4:17
the living
Deuteronomy 5:26; Joshua 3:10; 1 Samuel 17:26,36; 2 Kings 19:4,16; Jeremiah 10:10; Daniel 6:26; John 5:26; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 3:12
which
4:24; 17:24-28; Genesis 1:1; Psalms 33:6; 124:8; 146:5,6; Proverbs 8:23-31; Isaiah 45:18; Jeremiah 10:11; 32:17; Zechariah 12:1; Romans 1:20; Revelation 14:7

Verse 16
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
suffered
17:30; Psalms 81:12; 147:20; Hosea 4:17; Romans 1:21-25,28; Ephesians 2:12; 1 Peter 4:3

Verse 17
Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
he left
17:27,28; Psalms 19:1-4; Romans 1:19,20
in that
Psalms 36:5-7; 52:1; 104:24-28; 145:9,15,16; Luke 6:35
and gave
Leviticus 26:4; Deuteronomy 11:14; 28:12; 1 Kings 18:1; Job 5:10; 37:6; 38:26-28; Psalms 65:9-13; 68:9,10; 147:7,8; Isaiah 5:6; Jeremiah 5:24; 14:22; Matthew 5:45; James 5:17,18
filling
Deuteronomy 8:12-14; Nehemiah 9:25; Isaiah 22:13; 1 Timothy 6:17

Verse 18
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
scarce
Genesis 11:6; 19:9; Exodus 32:21-23; Jeremiah 44:16,17; John 6:15

Verse 19
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 dead.
Cir
A.M. 4051. A.D. 47. there.
13:45,50,51; 17:13
persuaded
Matthew 27:20-25; Mark 15:11-14
having
7:58; 9:16; 22:20; 2 Corinthians 11:25; 2 Timothy 3:11
drew
Jeremiah 22:19; Hebrews 13:12,13
supposing
1 Corinthians 15:31; 2 Corinthians 4:10-12; 11:23

Verse 20
Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
as
20:9-12; 2 Corinthians 1:9,10; 6:9; Revelation 11:7-12
came
12:17; 16:40; 20:1
Derbe
6; 16:1

Verse 21
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
taught many
Gr. made many disciples.
Matthew 28:19; *Gr:
Lystra
1,6,8,19; 13:14,51; 15:36; 16:2; 2 Timothy 3:11

Verse 22
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.
Confirming
15:32,41; 18:23; Isaiah 35:3; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:2-4,13; 1 Peter 5:10
exhorting
11:23; 13:43; John 8:31,32; 15:4-6,9,10; Colossians 1:23; Jude 1:3,20,21
we
Matthew 10:21,22,38; 16:24; Luke 22:28,29; 24:26; John 12:25,26; 16:1,2,33; Romans 8:17; 1 Thessalonians 3:4; 2 Timothy 1:8; 2:11,12; 3:12; 1 Peter 4:12-16; Revelation 2:10; 7:14
enter
Matthew 19:24; Mark 9:47; 10:24,25; John 3:5; 2 Peter 1:11

Verse 23
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.
they had
1:22; Mark 3:14; 1 Timothy 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:5
elders
11:30; 15:4,6,23; 20:17; 1 Timothy 5:1,17-19; James 5:14; 1 Peter 5:1; 2 John 1:1; 3 John 1:1
and had
13:1-3
they commended
26; 20:32; Luke 23:46; 1 Thessalonians 3:12,13; 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 5:10

Verse 24
And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
Cir
A.M. 4052. A.D. 48.
Pisidia
Pisidia was a province of Asia Minor, situated between Phrygia on the north and west, Lycaonia on the east, and Pamphylia on the south.
13:13,14; 15:38

Verse 25
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:
Perga
Perga was a considerable city of Pamphylia, towards the sea coast, and near the Caystrus, famous for the temple of Diana.
Attalia
Attalia, now Antalia, or Satalie, was a maritime city of Pamphylia, the chief residence of the prefect.

Verse 26
And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
to Antioch
11:19,26; 13:1; 15:22,30; Galatians 2:11
recommended
23; 13:1-3; 15:40; 20:32; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 3 John 1:6-8
the work
Romans 15:19; Colossians 1:25,28; 4:17; 2 Timothy 4:2,5-8

Verse 27
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
and had
15:4-6; 21:20-22; 1 Corinthians 5:4; 11:18; 14:23
they rehearsed
15:4,12; 21:19; Romans 15:18; 1 Corinthians 3:5-9; 15:10
opened
11:18; John 9:10; 1 Corinthians 16:9; 2 Corinthians 2:12; Colossians 4:3; Revelation 3:7,8

Verse 28
And there they abode long time with the disciples.
11:26; 15:35

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 14:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/acts-14.html.

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