Paul and Barnabas at Lystra

Acts 14

8 h And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother's womb, who had never walked. 9 This man heard Paul speaking. 1 Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10 said with a loud voice, i "Stand up straight on your feet!" And he leaped and walked. 11 Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, j "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!" 12 And Barnabas they called 2 Zeus, and Paul, 3 Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, k intending to sacrifice with the multitudes. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, l they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out 15 and saying, "Men, m why are you doing these things? n We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from o these useless things p to the living God, q who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them, 16 r "who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways. 17 s "Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, t gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with u food and gladness." 18 And with these sayings they could scarcely restrain the multitudes from sacrificing to them.

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