Bible: Acts 14:6-18
Paul and Barnabas at Lystra
14:8 In 7 Lystra 8 sat a man who could not use his feet, 9 lame from birth, 10 who had never walked. 14:9 This man was listening to Paul as he was speaking. When Paul 11 stared 12 intently at him and saw he had faith to be healed, 14:10 he said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” 13 And the man 14 leaped up and began walking. 15 14:11 So when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted 16 in the Lycaonian language, 17 “The gods have come down to us in human form!” 18 14:12 They began to call 19 Barnabas Zeus 20 and Paul Hermes, 21 because he was the chief speaker. 14:13 The priest of the temple 22 of Zeus, 23 located just outside the city, brought bulls 24 and garlands 25 to the city gates; he and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifices to them. 26 14:14 But when the apostles 27 Barnabas and Paul heard about 28 it, they tore 29 their clothes and rushed out 30 into the crowd, shouting, 31 14:15 “Men, why are you doing these things? We too are men, with human natures 32 just like you! We are proclaiming the good news to you, so that you should turn 33 from these worthless 34 things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, 35 the sea, and everything that is in them. 14:16 In 36 past 37 generations he allowed all the nations 38 to go their own ways, 14:17 yet he did not leave himself without a witness by doing good, 39 by giving you rain from heaven 40 and fruitful seasons, satisfying you 41 with food and your hearts with joy.” 42 14:18 Even by saying 43 these things, they scarcely persuaded 44 the crowds not to offer sacrifice to them.