Acts 14:9
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New International Version
He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed

New Living Translation
and listening as Paul preached. Looking straight at him, Paul realized he had faith to be healed.

English Standard Version
He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well,

Berean Study Bible
This man was listening to the words of Paul, who looked intently at him and saw that he had faith to be healed.

Berean Literal Bible
This man heard Paul speaking, who having looked intently at him and having seen that he has faith to be healed,

New American Standard Bible
This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well,

King James Bible
The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and heard Paul speaking. After observing him closely and seeing that he had faith to be healed,

International Standard Version
He was listening to Paul as he spoke. Paul watched him closely, and when he saw that he had faith to be healed,

NET Bible
This man was listening to Paul as he was speaking. When Paul stared intently at him and saw he had faith to be healed,

New Heart English Bible
He was listening to Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes on him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This one heard Paulus speaking and when Paulus saw him, and it was known that he had faith to receive salvation,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He listened to what Paul was saying. Paul observed him closely and saw that the man believed he could be made well.

New American Standard 1977
This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze upon him, and had seen that he had faith to be made well,

Jubilee Bible 2000
this man heard Paul speak, who steadfastly beholding him and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

King James 2000 Bible
The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

American King James Version
The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

American Standard Version
The same heard Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

Douay-Rheims Bible
This same heard Paul speaking. Who looking upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be healed,

Darby Bible Translation
This [man] heard Paul speaking, who, fixing his eyes on him, and seeing that he had faith to be healed,

English Revised Version
The same heard Paul speaking: who, fastening his eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

Webster's Bible Translation
The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

Weymouth New Testament
After this man had listened to one of Paul's sermons, the Apostle, looking steadily at him and perceiving that he had faith to be cured,

World English Bible
He was listening to Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes on him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

Young's Literal Translation
this one was hearing Paul speaking, who, having stedfastly beheld him, and having seen that he hath faith to be saved,
Study Bible
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
8In Lystra sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. 9This man was listening to the words of Paul, who looked intently at him and saw that he had faith to be healed. 10In a loud voice Paul called out, “Stand up on your feet!” And the man jumped up and began to walk.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:28
After Jesus had entered the house, the blind men came to Him. "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" He asked. "Yes, Lord," they answered.

Mark 8:25
Once again Jesus placed His hands on the man's eyes, and when he opened them his sight was restored, and he could see everything clearly.

Acts 3:4
Peter looked directly at him, as did John. "Look at us!" said Peter.

Acts 10:4
Cornelius stared at him in fear and asked, "What is it, Lord?" The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have ascended as a memorial offering before God.
Treasury of Scripture

The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

who.

Acts 3:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes on him with John, said, Look on us.

he had.

Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, …

Matthew 9:22,28,29 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, …

Matthew 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: …

Mark 1:40,41 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down …

Mark 2:5,11,12 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy, Son, …

Mark 9:23,24 Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to …

Mark 10:52 And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has made you whole. …

(9) Who stedfastly beholding him.--We note once more the recurrence of the characteristic word and look. (See Note on Acts 13:9.)

Perceiving that he had faith to be healed.--Here, as so often, as if it were the general, though not the universal, law of miraculous working (see Notes on Mark 10:23), faith is pre-supposed as the condition. It follows from this, no less than from the tense of the verb, "used to listen to Paul as he spoke," that he had for some days been among St. Paul's hearers, had heard the gospel of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and had found that such a Saviour met his every need. All this the Apostle read, with that earnest gaze of his, in the man's upward look.

Verse 9. - Speaking for speak, A.V.; fastening his eyes upon for stedfastly beholding, A.V. (see above, Acts 1:10; Acts 3:4, etc.); seeing for perceiving, A.V.; made whole for healed, A.V. Heard. The force of the imperfect ἤκουε would, perhaps, be better given by "listened" to Paul speaking. There is great resemblance between this miracle of healing, and that of the lame man laid at the gate of the temple, who was healed by Peter (Acts 3:2-10), and, not unnaturally, considerable identity of expression in the narratives. Both men were lame from their birth; the apostles fastened their eyes upon both; both, when healed, leaped and walked; and in both cases the miracle 'had a great effect upon the multitudes who beheld it. Zeller (vol. it. p. 6), with characteristic recklessness, infers that "this narrative was, merely in imitation of the early miraculous story of Peter;" and so relegates both it and the subsequent narrative to the regions of fable. The same heard Paul speak,.... That is, preach the Gospel; he was one of his hearers, and faith came to hint by hearing; the Arabic version adds, "he cried unto him"; that is, to Paul, whom he heard:

who steadfastly beholding him; not the lame man beholding Paul, but Paul beholding the lame man, as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions both express it, as also Beza's ancient copy and others; so Peter looked on the man he cured, Acts 3:4.

And perceiving that he had faith to be healed; as he might by his looks, his gestures, his attention in hearing, and it may be by somewhat that he said, as well as by revelation, or a spirit of discerning, which he had. 9. who steadfastly beholding him—as he did Elymas the sorcerer when about to work a miracle on him.

and perceiving that he had faith to be healed—Paul may have been led by the sight of this cripple to dwell on the Saviour's miracles of healing, and His present power; and perceiving from the eagerness with which the patient drank in his words, that he was prepared to put his own case into the Redeemer's hands, the Spirit of the glorified Physician came all upon Paul, and "with a loud voice" he bade him "stand upright upon his feet." The effect was instantaneous—he sprang to his feet "and walked."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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