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Bible Commentaries
Acts 14

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Verse 1

Acts 14:1

Iconium -- The capital of Lyconia.

Verse 6

Acts 14:6

Lystra -- Located twenty miles from Iconium, the home of Timothy.

Verse 11

Acts 14:11

Gods are come down -- Legend that before this Zeus and Hermes had come to Lystra and no one recognized nor honored them. The other gods critized Lystra for it. Apparently didn’t want to let this happen again.

Verse 14

Acts 14:14

apostles Barnabas -- Barnabas was an "apostle" or "messenger" of the church at Antioch being "sent out" by them. Acts 13:1-3]

see Note at 2 Corinthians 8:23.

Verse 16

Acts 14:16

Suffered -- allowed. The Permissive will of God - God allows

(The Causative will of God - God causes.) cf. 1 Corinthians 10:13.

Example: Why do little children die? Why do the wicked prosper?

Verse 25

Acts 14:25

Perga -- Inland from the coast some 8 miles.

Atalia -- Sea port of Perga.

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Acts 14". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/acts-14.html. 2021.
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