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Acts 14:9

    Acts 14:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The same heard Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This man was giving ear to the preaching of Paul, who, looking at him, and seeing that he had faith to be made well,

    Webster's Revision

    The same heard Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

    World English Bible

    He was listening to Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes on him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The same heard Paul speaking: who, fastening his eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 14:9

    That he had faith to be healed - How did this faith come to this poor heathen? Why, by hearing the word of God preached: for it is said, the same heard Paul speak. And it appears that he credited the doctrine he heard, and believed that Jesus could, if he would, make him whole. Besides, he must have heard of the miracles which the apostles had wrought, see Acts 14:3; and this would raise his expectation of receiving a cure.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 14:9

    Who stedfastly beholding him - Fixing his eyes intently on him. See the notes on Acts 1:10.

    And perceiving - How he perceived this is not said. Perhaps it was indicated by the ardor, humility, and strong desire depicted in his countenance. He had heard Paul, and perhaps the apostle had dwelt particularly on the miracles with which the gospel had been attested. The miracles performed also in Icontium had doubtless also been heard of in Lystra.

    Had faith to be healed - Compare Matthew 9:21-22, Matthew 9:28-29; Luke 7:50; Luke 17:19; Luke 18:42.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 14:9

    14:9 He had faith to be healed - He felt the power of God in his soul; and thence knew it was sufficient to heal his body also.