Acts 14:7

7 where they continued to preach the gospel.

Acts 14:7 in Other Translations

7 And there they preached the gospel.
7 and there they continued to preach the gospel.
7 And there they preached the Good News.
7 but then were right back at it again, getting out the Message. Gods or Men?
7 And there they kept evangelizing.

Acts 14:7 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 14:7

And there they preached the Gospel.
] They did not sit still, nor hide themselves in these places; but, as in others, they preached the Gospel, the good news and glad tidings of the incarnation of Christ, of redemption, peace, and pardon, through his blood, justification by his righteousness, and spiritual and eternal salvation through him: in Beza's most ancient copy, and in one of Stephens's, these words are added, and which Bede also says were in the Greek copies in his time, "and the whole multitude were moved at their doctrines, and Paul and Barnabas continued at Lystra"; which agrees with what follows. It is very likely that many were converted in each of these cities, and in the adjacent country, and that churches were raised in these places; this seems manifest, from ( Acts 14:20-23 ) ( Acts 16:1 Acts 16:2 ) Artemas, of whom mention is made in ( Titus 3:12 ) and is said to be one of the seventy disciples, is reported to be bishop of Lystra; (See Gill on Luke 10:1), though we meet with nothing in ecclesiastical history, concerning the churches in either of these places, until the "sixth" century; when in the fifth Roman synod under Symmachus, there were present the bishops of Lystra and Derbe, as also of Iconium and Larandas, which were likewise cities in Lycaonia F17.


F17 Magdeburg. Hist. Eccles. cent. 6. c. 2. p. 4.

Acts 14:7 In-Context

5 There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.
6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
7 where they continued to preach the gospel.
8 In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked.
9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed

Cross References 2

  • 1. Acts 16:10
  • 2. ver 15,21; S Acts 13:32
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