Paul and Barnabas at Lystra

Acts 14

8 Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was n crippled from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and o seeing that he had faith to be made well, 1 10 said in a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And he p sprang up and began walking. 11 And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, q "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!" 12 Barnabas they called r Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 And the priest of r Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and s wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they t tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out, 15 "Men, u why are you doing these things? We also are men, v of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that w you should turn from these x vain things to y a living God, z who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. 16 In past generations he a allowed all the nations b to walk in their own ways. 17 Yet c he did not leave himself without witness, for he d did good by e giving you rains from heaven and f fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with g food and h gladness." 18 Even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 3:2
    And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 9:2
    And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 3:8
    And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
    Isaiah 35:6
    Then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 8:10
    They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called Great.
    Acts 28:6
    They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 19:35
    And when the town clerk had quieted the crowd, he said, "Men of Ephesus, who is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great Artemis, and of the sacred stone that fell from the sky?
    Acts 28:11
    After three months we set sail in a ship that had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the twin gods as a figurehead.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 14:12
    Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
  7. Cross References
    Daniel 2:46
    Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face and paid homage to Daniel, and commanded that an offering and incense be offered up to him.
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 37:29
    When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes
  9. Cross References
    Acts 10:26
    But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Stand up; I too am a man.
  10. Cross References
    James 5:17
    Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 15:19
    Therefore my judgment is that we should not tro...
    Acts 26:18
    To open their eyes, so that they may turn from ...
    Acts 26:20
    But declared first to those in Damascus, then i...
    Luke 1:16
    And he will turn many of the children of Israel...
    1 Thessalonians 1:9
    For they themselves report concerning us the ki...
    Acts 15:3
    So, being sent on their way by the church, they...
    James 5:19 - 20
    My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from t...
    Acts 9:35
    And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw h...
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:21
    They have made me jealous with what is no god; they have provoked me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are no people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
    1 Samuel 12:21
    And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty.
    Jeremiah 14:22
    Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O Lord our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.
    1 Corinthians 8:4
    Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "an idol has no real existence," and that "there is no God but one.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 16:16
    Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 17:24
    The God who made the world and everything in it...
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and t...
    Exodus 20:11
    For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth,...
    Psalms 146:6
    Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all tha...
    Revelation 4:11
    "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive g...
    Revelation 10:6
    And swore by him who lives forever and ever, wh...
    Revelation 14:7
    And he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and gi...
  15. Cross References
    Acts 17:30
    The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
    1 Peter 4:3
    For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 81:13
    Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
    Micah 4:5
    For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.
  17. Cross References
    Acts 17:27
    That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us.
    Romans 1:19 - 20
    For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
  18. Cross References
    Numbers 10:32
    And if you do go with us, whatever good the Lord will do to us, the same will we do to you.
  19. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:4
    Then I will give you your rains in their season...
    Deuteronomy 11:14
    He will give the rain for your land in its seas...
    Deuteronomy 28:12
    The Lord will open to you his good treasury, th...
    Job 5:10
    He gives rain on the earth and sends waters on ...
    Psalms 65:10
    You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ...
    Psalms 147:8
    He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares ...
    Psalms 147:18
    He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes...
    Ezekiel 34:26
    And I will make them and the places all around ...
    Joel 2:23
    Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the...
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 67:6
    The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us.
    Psalms 85:12
    Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
    Ezekiel 34:27
    And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land. And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.
    Joel 2:24
    The threshing floors shall be full of grain; the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
    Zechariah 8:12
    For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 104:27
    These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 104:15
    And wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.
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