Acts 16:14
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English Standard Version
One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.

King James Bible
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

American Standard Version
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened to give heed unto the things which were spoken by Paul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, did hear: whose heart the Lord opened to attend to those things which were said by Paul.

English Revised Version
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, to give heed unto the things which were spoken by Paul.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended to the things which were spoken by Paul.

Weymouth New Testament
Among our hearers was one named Lydia, a dealer in purple goods. She belonged to the city of Thyateira, and was a worshipper of the true God. The Lord opened her heart, so that she gave attention to what Paul was saying.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Lydia

An adjective: the Lydian; but as Lydia was a common name among the Greeks and Romans, it does not follow that she was named from her native country.

A seller of purple

On purple, see note on Luke 16:19.

Thyatira

The district of Lydia, and the city of Thyatira in particular, were famous for purple dyes. So Homer:

"As when some Carian or Maeonian dame

Tinges with purple the white ivory,

To form a trapping for the cheeks of steeds."

Iliad, iv., 141.

An inscription found in the ruins of Thyatira relates to the guild of dyers.

Heard (ἤκουεν)

Imperfect, was hearing while we preached.

Acts 16:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lydia.

Acts 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brothers, they comforted them...

Thyatira.

Revelation 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you see, write in a book...

Revelation 2:18-24 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things said the Son of God, who has his eyes like to a flame of fire...

worshipped.

Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians...

Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

Acts 18:7 And he departed there, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God...

John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

whose.

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

Songs 5:4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

Isaiah 50:5 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.

Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

John 6:44,45 No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day...

Romans 9:16 So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.

1 Corinthians 3:6,7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase...

2 Corinthians 3:14-16 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil not taken away in the reading of the old testament...

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

James 1:16,17 Do not err, my beloved brothers...

Revelation 3:7,20 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

Cross References
Luke 24:45
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

Acts 13:43
And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 13:50
But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.

Acts 16:40
So they went out of the prison and visited Lydia. And when they had seen the brothers, they encouraged them and departed.

Acts 18:7
And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue.

Revelation 1:11
saying, "Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."

Revelation 2:18
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: 'The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

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