Acts 14:15
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New International Version
"Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.

New Living Translation
"Friends, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings--just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.

English Standard Version
“Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.

Berean Study Bible
"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.

Berean Literal Bible
and saying, "Men, why do you do these things? We also are men of like nature with you, proclaiming the gospel to you, to turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things in them,

New American Standard Bible
and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.

International Standard Version
"Men, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings with natures like yours. We are telling you the good news so you'll turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.

NET Bible
"Men, why are you doing these things? We too are men, with human natures just like you! We are proclaiming the good news to you, so that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying, “Men, what are you doing? We are also men of passions like you, we who preach to you that you should turn from these worthless things to THE LIVING GOD who made The Heavens and The Earth and The Sea and all that is in them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and said, "Men, what are you doing? We're human beings like you. We're spreading the Good News to you to turn you away from these worthless gods to the living God. The living God made the sky, the land, the sea, and everything in them.

New American Standard 1977
and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you in order that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things that are therein,

King James 2000 Bible
And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that you should turn from these vanities unto the living God, who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them:

American King James Version
And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach to you that you should turn from these vanities to the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

American Standard Version
and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn from these vain things unto a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things, to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them:

Darby Bible Translation
and saying, Men, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, preaching to you to turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things in them;

English Revised Version
and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn from these vain things unto the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is:

Webster's Bible Translation
And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach to you, that ye should turn from these vanities to the living God, who made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them.

Weymouth New Testament
We also are but men, with natures kindred to your own; and we bring you the Good News that you are to turn from these unreal things, to worship the ever-living God, the Creator of earth and sky and sea and of everything that is in them.

World English Bible
"Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to the living God, who made the sky and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them;

Young's Literal Translation
and saying, 'Men, why these things do ye? and we are men like-affected with you, proclaiming good news to you, from these vanities to turn unto the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all the things in them;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
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. 16In past generations, He let all nations go their own way.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:11
"For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

Deuteronomy 32:21
They have made Me jealous with what is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,

1 Samuel 12:21
"You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.

Psalm 115:15
May you be blessed of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 146:6
Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;

Jeremiah 8:19
Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant land: "Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King not within her?" "Why have they provoked Me with their graven images, with foreign idols?"

Jeremiah 14:22
Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.

Jeremiah 51:15
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.

Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Acts 4:24
When the believers heard this, they lifted up their voices to God with one accord. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "You made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
Treasury of Scripture

And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach to you that you should turn from these vanities to the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

Sirs.

Acts 7:26 And the next day he showed himself to them as they strove, and would …

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

Acts 27:10,21,25 And said to them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with …

why.

Acts 10:26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, …

Revelation 22:9 Then said he to me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, …

We also.

Acts 3:12,13 And when Peter saw it, he answered to the people, You men of Israel, …

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and …

Genesis 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give …

Daniel 2:28-30 But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known …

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks …

of like.

James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed …

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you …

and preach.

Acts 17:16-18,29,30 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred …

Acts 26:17-20 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you…

from.

Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have …

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, …

1 Kings 16:13,26 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which …

Psalm 31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

Isaiah 44:9,10,19,20 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable …

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped …

Isaiah 46:7 They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his …

Jeremiah 8:19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because …

Jeremiah 10:3-5,8,14,15 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of …

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? …

Amos 2:4 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, …

Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Romans 1:21-23 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

1 Corinthians 8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered …

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

the living.

Deuteronomy 5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living …

Joshua 3:10 And Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you…

1 Samuel 17:26,36 And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall …

2 Kings 19:4,16 It may be the LORD your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, …

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting …

Daniel 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble …

John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son …

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you…

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself …

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

which.

Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with …

Acts 17:24-28 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is …

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 146:5,6 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

Proverbs 8:23-31 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was…

Isaiah 45:18 For thus said the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that …

Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are …

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the …

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