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Acts 14:8

    Acts 14:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there sat a certain man at Lystra, weak in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And at Lystra there sat a certain man, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And at Lystra there was a certain man, who from birth had been without the use of his feet, never having had the power of walking.

    Webster's Revision

    And at Lystra there sat a certain man, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked.

    World English Bible

    At Lystra a certain man sat, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And at Lystra there sat a certain man, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 14:8

    Impotent in his feet - Αδυνατος τοις ποσιν, He had no muscular power, and probably his ancle bones were dislocated; or he had what is commonly termed club feet; this is the more likely, as he is said to have been lame from his mother's womb, and to have never walked.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 14:8

    And there sat - There dwelt, Matthew 9:16; Acts 18:11 (margin). The word "sat," however, indicates his usual posture, his helpless condition. Such persons commonly sat by the wayside, or in some public place, to ask for alms, Mark 10:46.

    Impotent in his feet - ἀδύνατος adunatos. Without any power. Entirely deprived of the use of his feet.

    Being a cripple - Lame.

    Who never had walked - The miracle, therefore, would be more remarkable, as the man would be well known. As they were persecuted from place to place, and opposed in every manner, it was desirable that a signal miracle should be performed to carry forward and establish the work of the gospel.