Acts 14:20
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New International Version
But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.

New Living Translation
But as the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

English Standard Version
But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.

Berean Study Bible
But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. And the next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

Berean Literal Bible
But the disciples having surrounded him, having risen up, he entered into the city. And on the next day he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.

New American Standard Bible
But while the disciples stood around him, he got up and entered the city. The next day he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After the disciples surrounded him, he got up and went into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

International Standard Version
But the disciples formed a circle around him, and he got up and went back to town. The next day, he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.

NET Bible
But after the disciples had surrounded him, he got up and went back into the city. On the next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

New Heart English Bible
But as the disciples stood around him, he rose up, and entered into the city. On the next day he went out with Barnabas to Derbe.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the disciples gathered around him, and he stood up and entered the city, and the next day he went out from there with BarNaba, and they came to the city Derbe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when the disciples gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day Paul and Barnabas left for the city of Derbe.

New American Standard 1977
But while the disciples stood around him, he arose and entered the city. And the next day he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But 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.

King James 2000 Bible
However, 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.

American King James Version
However,, 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.

American Standard Version
But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and entered into the city: and on the morrow he went forth with Barnabas to Derbe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up and entered into the city, and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

Darby Bible Translation
But while the disciples encircled him, he rose up and entered into the city. And on the morrow he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.

English Revised Version
But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and entered into the city: and on the morrow he went forth with Barnabas to Derbe.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as the disciples stood around him, he rose, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

Weymouth New Testament
When, however, the disciples had collected round him, he rose and went back into the town. The next day he went with Barnabas to Derbe;

World English Bible
But as the disciples stood around him, he rose up, and entered into the city. On the next day he went out with Barnabas to Derbe.

Young's Literal Translation
and the disciples having surrounded him, having risen he entered into the city, and on the morrow he went forth with Barnabas to Derbe.
Study Bible
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
19Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, presuming he was dead. 20But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. And the next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. 21They preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,…
Cross References
Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.

Acts 11:29
So the disciples, each according to his ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.

Acts 14:6
they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe, and to the surrounding region,

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.

Acts 14:28
And they spent a long time there with the disciples.
Treasury of Scripture

However,, 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.

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Acts 20:9-12 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being …

2 Corinthians 1:9,10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not …

2 Corinthians 6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as …

Revelation 11:7-12 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that …

came.

Acts 12:17 But he, beckoning to them with the hand to hold their peace, declared …

Acts 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: …

Acts 20:1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, …

Derbe.

Acts 14:6 They were ware of it, and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, …

Acts 16:1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple …

(20) Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him.--They, it is obvious, had been powerless to prevent the attack; but they stole out, when all was over, it may be, with the purpose of giving at least a decent interment. We may fairly think of Lois, and Eunice, and Timotheus, as present in that crowd, weeping first for sorrow, and then for exceeding joy, to find that the teacher whom they loved was stunned only, and not dead.

He departed with Barnabas to Derbe.--The journey was one that must have occupied several hours, and we do well to remember that after the suffering of the previous day, it must have been one of peculiar hardship and fatigue. The city of Derbe was, as has been said, twenty miles to the east of Lystra. It was just within the Cappadocian boundary of Isauria. The exact site has not been identified, but the ruins of an Acropolis have been found not far from the lake Ak-Ghieul, which have been supposed to be the remains of Derbe. The whole region was infamous for its brigandage, and there may be a reference to this in the "perils of robbers" of 2Corinthians 11:26.

Verse 20. - But for howbeit, A.V.; entered for came, A.V.; on the morrow for the next day, A.V.; went forth for departed, A.V. It is pleasing to observe the fidelity of the converts, who, in the face of violence and death, clave to the apostle, even when they thought he was dead. It does not appear how Barnabas escaped. Howbeit as the disciples stood round about him,.... Weeping over him, and lamenting for him, and it may be praying to God, that he would restore him to life: however, they got about him, in order to take care of him, and provide for his interment: these were the young converts at Lystra, who, under the ministry of the apostles, were now brought to the faith of Christ; unless it can be thought, that they were such who followed them from other places, and attended them in their travels; but the former seems most probable, and which shows their affection to their spiritual Father, and their constancy in the faith of Christ, notwithstanding this ill treatment of his servant:

he rose up and came into the city; which was no less than a miracle, and was no doubt the effect of the mighty power of God, put forth upon him; for though he was not really dead, yet he was left as such, and thought to be so by both friends and foes: and when it is considered what wounds and bruises he must receive by stoning, and his being dragged through the streets of the city, and left in such a miserable condition without it, that he should at once rise up in the midst of the disciples, and walk into the city as one in perfect health and strength, has something extraordinary and miraculous in it; and it shows great resolution, courage, and strength of mind, to go into the same city again, where he had been so ill used; though he did not choose to continue there, nor were the inhabitants worthy of such a favour:

and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe; where they had been before, and had preached the Gospel, and whither they fled from Iconium, when in great danger, Acts 14:6. 20. as the disciples stood round about him—sorrowing. So his labors here had not been in vain: "Disciples" had been gathered, who now rallied around the bleeding body. And one appears to have been gained on this occasion, of far more importance than all the rest—Timotheus. See on [2012]Ac 16:1-3. (It could scarcely have been at the subsequent visit, Ac 14:21, for the reason given in 2Ti 3:10, 11; while at the third visit, Ac 16:1-3, he was already a Christian).

he rose up—It is possible that this recovery was natural; the insensibility occasioned by such treatment as he had received sometimes passing away of itself, and leaving the patient less hurt than appeared. But certainly the impression naturally left on the mind by the words is that the restoration was miraculous; and so the best interpreters understand the words. This is confirmed by what follows.

came into the city—Noble intrepidity!

next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe—a journey for which he could hardly be fit if his recovery had been natural. (As to Derbe, see on [2013]Ac 14:6).14:19-28 See how restless the rage of the Jews was against the gospel of Christ. The people stoned Paul, in a popular tumult. So strong is the bent of the corrupt and carnal heart, that as it is with great difficulty that men are kept back from evil on one side, so it is with great ease they are persuaded to evil on the other side. If Paul would have been Mercury, he might have been worshipped; but if he will be a faithful minister of Christ, he shall be stoned, and thrown out of the city. Thus men who easily submit to strong delusions, hate to receive the truth in the love of it. All who are converted need to be confirmed in the faith; all who are planted need to be rooted. Ministers' work is to establish saints as well as to awaken sinners. The grace of God, and nothing less, effectually establishes the souls of the disciples. It is true, we must count upon much tribulation, but it is encouragement that we shall not be lost and perish in it. The Person to whose power and grace the converts and the newly-established churches are commended, clearly was the Lord Jesus, on whom they had believed. It was an act of worship. The praise of all the little good we do at any time, must be ascribed to God; for it is He who not only worketh in us both to will and to do, but also worketh with us to make what we do successful. All who love the Lord Jesus, will rejoice to hear that he has opened the door of faith wide, to those who were strangers to him and to his salvation. And let us, like the apostles, abide with those who know and love the Lord.
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