Acts 14:14
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New International Version
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:

New Living Translation
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard what was happening, they tore their clothing in dismay and ran out among the people, shouting,

English Standard Version
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out,

Berean Study Bible
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul found out about this, they tore their clothes and rushed into the crowd, shouting,

Berean Literal Bible
But the apostles Barnabas and Paul having heard, having torn their garments, rushed out into the crowd, crying out

New American Standard Bible
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out

King James Bible
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their robes when they heard this and rushed into the crowd, shouting:"

International Standard Version
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting,

NET Bible
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard about it, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting,

New Heart English Bible
But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they tore their clothes, and sprang into the crowd, crying out,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
BarNaba and Paulus, when they heard, they tore their robes and leaped and went out to them among the mob and were crying out,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard what was happening, they were very upset. They rushed into the crowd

New American Standard 1977
But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they tore their robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out

Jubilee Bible 2000
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they rent their clothes and ran in among the people, crying out

King James 2000 Bible
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they tore their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

American King James Version
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

American Standard Version
But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they rent their garments, and sprang forth among the multitude, crying out

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which, when the apostles Barnabas and Paul had heard, rending their clothes, they leaped out among the people, crying,

Darby Bible Translation
But the apostles Barnabas and Paul, having heard [it], rent their garments, and rushed out to the crowd, crying

English Revised Version
But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they rent their garments, and sprang forth among the multitude, crying out

Webster's Bible Translation
Which, when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

Weymouth New Testament
But the Apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it; and tearing their clothes they rushed out into the middle of the crowd, exclaiming, "Sirs, why are you doing all this?

World English Bible
But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they tore their clothes, and sprang into the multitude, crying out,

Young's Literal Translation
and having heard, the apostles Barnabas and Paul, having rent their garments, did spring into the multitude, crying
Study Bible
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
13The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates, hoping to offer a sacrifice along with the crowds. 14But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul found out about this, they tore their clothes and rushed into the crowd, shouting, 15“Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.…
Cross References
Numbers 14:6
Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

Matthew 26:65
At this, the high priest tore his garments and said, "He has blasphemed! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.

Mark 14:63
At this, the high priest tore his clothes and declared, "Why do we need any more witnesses?

Acts 14:4
The people of the city were divided. Some sided with the Jews, and others with the apostles.

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?
Treasury of Scripture

Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

the apostles.

Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the …

1 Corinthians 9:5,6 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other …

they.

2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, …

2 Kings 18:37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, …

2 Kings 19:1,2 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his …

Ezra 9:3-5 And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and …

Jeremiah 36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, …

Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; …

(14) Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of.--They were, we may believe, in the house, within the court-yard, and therefore did not see the sacrificial procession; but they heard the noise of the multitude, perhaps also of some sacrificial hymn, and asked what it meant.

They rent their clothes.--The act is obviously recorded as that of men who are startled and surprised, and is altogether incompatible with the theory that they knew that they had been taken for deities and were expecting such honours. On the act of rending the clothes, see Note on Matthew 26:65. It was the extremest expression of horror, hardly ever used except in deprecation of spoken or acted blasphemy. How far it would be fully understood by the heathen population of Lystra may be a question, but its very strangeness would startle and arrest them.

Verse 14. - But... heard of it for which ... heard of, A.V.; garments for clothes, A.V.; sprang forth for ran in, A.V.; multitudes for people, A.V., as before. The conduct of Barnabas and Paul, in abhorring the honors offered to them, has been well contrasted with the profane vanity of Herod in accepting Divine honors (Acts 12:23). Which when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of,.... As they quickly did, such a multitude being about the doors of the house, where they were: it may be observed, that Barnabas is here called an apostle, as in Acts 14:4 and is placed before Paul, not as being greater than he, but because of the opinion these Heathens had of him: they rent their clothes; as the Jews did, and were obliged to do, when they heard any blasphemy; See Gill on Matthew 26:65.

And ran in among the people; in great haste, showing great concern of mind, and much indignation and resentment, at what they were about to do:

crying out; aloud, and with great vehemence, that all might hear, and to express the greater dislike of the action. 14-18. when … Barnabas and Paul heard—Barnabas is put first here, apparently as having been styled the "Jupiter" of the company.

they rent their clothes and ran in—rather (according to the true reading), "ran forth."

among the people, crying out … Sirs, why do ye these things?—This was something more than that abhorrence of idolatry which took possession of the Jews as a nation from the time of the Babylonish captivity: it was that delicate sensibility to everything which affects the honor of God which Christianity, giving us in God a reconciled Father, alone can produce; making the Christian instinctively feel himself to be wounded in all dishonor done to God, and filling him with mingled horror and grief when such gross insults as this are offered to him.14:8-18 All things are possible to those that believe. When we have faith, that most precious gift of God, we shall be delivered from the spiritual helplessness in which we were born, and from the dominion of sinful habits since formed; we shall be made able to stand upright and walk cheerfully in the ways of the Lord. When Christ, the Son of God, appeared in the likeness of men, and did many miracles, men were so far from doing sacrifice to him, that they made him a sacrifice to their pride and malice; but Paul and Barnabas, upon their working one miracle, were treated as gods. The same power of the god of this world, which closes the carnal mind against truth, makes errors and mistakes find easy admission. We do not learn that they rent their clothes when the people spake of stoning them; but when they spake of worshipping them; they could not bear it, being more concerned for God's honour than their own. God's truth needs not the services of man's falsehood. The servants of God might easily obtain undue honours if they would wink at men's errors and vices; but they must dread and detest such respect more than any reproach. When the apostles preached to the Jews, who hated idolatry, they had only to preach the grace of God in Christ; but when they had to do with the Gentiles, they must set right their mistakes in natural religion. Compare their conduct and declaration with the false opinions of those who think the worship of a God, under any name, or in any manner, is equally acceptable to the Lord Almighty. The most powerful arguments, the most earnest and affectionate addresses, even with miracles, are scarcely enough to keep men from absurdities and abominations; much less can they, without special grace, turn the hearts of sinners to God and to holiness.
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