Acts 14:18
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New International Version
Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.

New Living Translation
But even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could scarcely restrain the people from sacrificing to them.

English Standard Version
Even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them.

Berean Study Bible
Even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could hardly stop the crowds from sacrificing to them.

Berean Literal Bible
And saying these things, they hardly stopped the crowds from sacrificing to them.

New American Standard Bible
Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.

King James Bible
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

Christian Standard Bible
Even though they said these things, they barely stopped the crowds from sacrificing to them.

Contemporary English Version
Even after Paul and Barnabas had said all this, they could hardly keep the people from offering a sacrifice to them.

Good News Translation
Even with these words the apostles could hardly keep the crowd from offering a sacrifice to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even though they said these things, they barely stopped the crowds from sacrificing to them.

International Standard Version
Even by saying this, it was all Paul and Barnabas could do to keep the crowds from offering sacrifices to them.

NET Bible
Even by saying these things, they scarcely persuaded the crowds not to offer sacrifice to them.

New Heart English Bible
Even saying these things, they hardly stopped the crowds from making a sacrifice to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as they were saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the people that no one would sacrifice to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although Paul and Barnabas said these things, they hardly kept the crowd from sacrificing to them.

New American Standard 1977
And even saying these things, they with difficulty restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And with these words they scarcely restrained the people, that they not sacrifice unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
And with these sayings scarcely restrained they the people, that they would not do sacrifice unto them.

American King James Version
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice to them.

American Standard Version
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the multitudes from doing sacrifice unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And speaking these things, they scarce restrained the people from sacrificing to them.

Darby Bible Translation
And saying these things, they with difficulty kept the crowds from sacrificing to them.

English Revised Version
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the multitudes from doing sacrifice unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And with these sayings they scarce restrained the people from doing sacrifice to them.

Weymouth New Testament
Even with words like these they had difficulty in preventing the thronging crowd from offering sacrifices to them.

World English Bible
Even saying these things, they hardly stopped the multitudes from making a sacrifice to them.

Young's Literal Translation
and these things saying, scarcely did they restrain the multitudes from sacrificing to them.
Study Bible
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
17Yet He has not left Himself without testimony to His goodness: He gives you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.” 18Even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could hardly stop the crowds from sacrificing to them. 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.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

Acts 14:17
Yet He has not left Himself without testimony to His goodness: He gives you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness."

Acts 14:19
Then 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.

Treasury of Scripture

And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice to them.

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Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one …

Genesis 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came …

Exodus 32:21-23 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people to you, that you have …

Jeremiah 44:16,17 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, …

John 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him …







(18) with these sayings scarce restrained they the people.--On some of those who were thus restrained the effect may well have been that they were roused to a higher life and did turn from "vanities" to the living God. We must, at any rate, think of St. Paul's work at Lystra as lasting long enough to allow time for the foundation of a church there. Among the more conspicuous converts were the devout Jewesses, Lois and her daughter Eunice (more accurately, Eunike), and the young Timotheus (2Timothy 1:5). No mention is made of his father, and Eunice may have been a widow; but the fact that the boy had grown up uncircumcised rather suggests the influence of a living father. (See Note on Acts 16:3.)

Verse 18. - The multitudes for the people, A.V.; from doing for that they had not done, A.V. And with these sayings,.... Concerning themselves, and concerning the living God, his creation of all things, and his providential goodness:

scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them; so resolute were they upon it, that it was with great difficulty that they persuaded them from it: in four of Beza's manuscripts, and in some other copies, it is added, "but everyone went to his own house", &c. 18. with these sayings scarce restrained they the people that they had not done sacrifice to them—In spite of this,and Peter's repudiation of all such honor (Ac 10:26), how soon idolatrous tendencies began to show themselves in the Christian Church, at length to be systematized and enjoined in the Church of Rome!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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