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Acts 14 : 8 - 18

Chapter 14

8And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother's womb, who had never walked.
9This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed,
10said with a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet!" And he leaped and walked.
11Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!"
12And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
13Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.
14But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out
15and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,
16who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways.
17Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness."
18And with these sayings they could scarcely restrain the multitudes from sacrificing to them.

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