Acts 14:15 {14}
Good News Translation
"Why are you doing this? We ourselves are only human beings like you! We are here to announce the Good News, to turn you away from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven, earth, sea, and all that is in them.

Contemporary English Version
Why are you doing this? We are humans just like you. Please give up all this foolishness. Turn to the living God, who made the sky, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things that are in them:

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And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things that are in them:

Sirs.

Acts 7:26 And the day following, he shewed himself to them when they were at strife and would have reconciled them in peace, saying: Men, ye are brethren. Why hurt you one another?

Acts 16:30 And bringing them out, he said: Masters, what must I do, that I may be saved?

Acts 27:10,21,25 Saying to them: Ye men, I see that the voyage beginneth to be with injury and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. . . .

why.

Acts 10:26 But Peter lifted him up, saying: Arise: I myself also am a man.

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, gathered together to make war with him that sat upon the horse and with his army.

Revelation 22:9 And he said to me: See thou do it not. For I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets and of them that keep the words of the prophecy of this book. Adore God.

We also.

Acts 3:12,13 But Peter seeing, made answer to the people: Ye men of Israel, why wonder you at this? Or why look you upon us, as if by our strength or power we had made this man to walk? . . .

Acts 12:22,23 And the people made acclamation, saying: It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. . . .

Genesis 41:16 Joseph answered: Without me, God shall give Pharao a prosperous answer.

Daniel 2:28-30 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth mysteries, who hath shewn to thee, O king Nabuchodonosor, what is to come to pass in the latter times. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these: . . .

John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true and there is no injustice in him.

of like.

James 5:17 Elias was a man passible like unto us: and with prayer he prayed that it might not rain upon the earth. And it rained not for three years and six months.

Revelation 19:10 And I fell down before his feet, to adore him. And he saith to me: See thou do it not. I am thy fellow servant and of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Adore God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

and preach.

Acts 17:16-18,29,30 Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry. . . .

Acts 26:17-20 Delivering thee from the people and from the nations unto which now I send thee: . . .

from.

Deuteronomy 32:21 They have provoked me with that which was no god, and have angered me with their vanities: and I will provoke them with that which is no people, and will vex them with a foolish nation.

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn not aside after vain things, which shall never profit you, nor deliver you, because they are vain.

1 Kings 16:13,26 For all the sins of Baasa, and the sins of Ela, his son, who sinned, and made Israel to sin, provoking the Lord, the God of Israel, with their vanities. . . .

Psalm 31:6 Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:

Isaiah 44:9,10,19,20 The makers of idols are all of them nothing, and their best beloved things shall not profit them. They are their witnesses, that they do not see, nor understand, that they may be ashamed. . . .

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves, and come, and draw near together, ye that are saved of the Gentiles: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven work, and pray to a god that cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7 You that contribute gold out of the bag, and weigh out silver in the scales: and hire a goldsmith to make a god: and they fall down and worship.

Jeremiah 8:19 Behold the voice of the daughter of my people from a far country: Is not the Lord in Sion, or is not her king in her? why then have they provoked me to wrath with their idols, and strange vanities?

Jeremiah 10:3-5,8,14,15 For the laws of the people are vain: for the works of the hand of the workman hath cut a tree out of the forest with an axe. . . .

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the graven things of the Gentiles that can send rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou the Lord our God, whom we have looked for? for thou hast made all these things.

Amos 2:4 Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Juda, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath cast away the law of the Lord, and hath not kept his commandments: for their idols have caused them to err, after which their fathers have walked.

Jonah 2:8 When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto the holy temple.

Romans 1:21-23 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened. . . .

1 Corinthians 8:4 But as for the meats that are sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world and that there is no God but one.

Ephesians 4:17 This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind:

the living.

Deuteronomy 5:26 What is all flesh, that it should hear the voice of the living God, who speaketh out of the midst of the fire, as we have heard, and be able to live?

Joshua 3:10 And again he said: By this you shall know, that the Lord, the living God, is in the midst of you, and that he shall destroy, before your sight, the Chanaanite and the Hethite, the Hevite and the Pherezite, the Gergesite also, and the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite.

1 Samuel 17:26,36 And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying: What shall be given to the man that shall kill this Philistine, and shall take away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? . . .

2 Kings 19:4,16 It may be the Lord, thy God, will hear all the words of Rabsaces, whom the king of the Assyrians, his master, hath sent to reproach the living God, and to reprove with words, which the Lord, thy God, hath heard: and do thou offer prayer for the remnants that are found. . . .

Jeremiah 10:10 But the Lord is the true God: he is the living God, and the everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his threatening.

Daniel 6:26 It is decreed by me, that in all my empire and my kingdom, all men dread and fear the God of Daniel. For he is the living and eternal God for ever: and his kingdom shall not be destroyed, and his power shall be for ever.

John 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself, so he hath given to the Son also to have life in himself.

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest perhaps there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, to depart from the living God.

which.

Acts 4:24 Who having heard it, with one accord lifted up their voice to God and said: Lord, thou art he that didst make heaven and earth, the sea and all things that are in them.

Acts 17:24-28 God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands. . . .

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth:

Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 146:5,6 Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God: . . .

Proverbs 8:23-31 The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out. . . .

Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, the very maker thereof: he did not create it in vain: he formed it to be inhabited. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Jeremiah 10:11 Thus then shall you say to them: The gods that have not made heaven and earth, let them perish from the earth, and from among those places that are under heaven.

Jeremiah 32:17 Alas, alas, alas, O Lord God, behold thou hast made heaven and earth by thy great power, and thy stretched out arm: no word shall be hard to thee:

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord upon Israel. Thus saith the Lord, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundations of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man in him:

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. His eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice: Fear the Lord and give him honour, because the hour of his judgment is come. And adore ye him that made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of waters.

Context
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
14Which, when the apostles Barnabas and Paul had heard, rending their clothes, they leaped out among the people, crying, 15And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things that are in them: 16Who in times past, suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:11
For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.

Deuteronomy 32:21
They have provoked me with that which was no god, and have angered me with their vanities: and I will provoke them with that which is no people, and will vex them with a foolish nation.

1 Samuel 12:21
And turn not aside after vain things, which shall never profit you, nor deliver you, because they are vain.

Psalm 115:15
Blessed be you of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 146:6
Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all things that are in them.

Jeremiah 8:19
Behold the voice of the daughter of my people from a far country: Is not the Lord in Sion, or is not her king in her? why then have they provoked me to wrath with their idols, and strange vanities?

Jeremiah 14:22
Are there any among the graven things of the Gentiles that can send rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou the Lord our God, whom we have looked for? for thou hast made all these things.

Jeremiah 51:15
He that made the earth by his power, that hath prepared the world by his wisdom, and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.

Acts 4:24
Who having heard it, with one accord lifted up their voice to God and said: Lord, thou art he that didst make heaven and earth, the sea and all things that are in them.

Acts 10:26
But Peter lifted him up, saying: Arise: I myself also am a man.

Acts 13:32
And we declare unto you that the promise which was made to our fathers,

Acts 14:7


Acts 14:21
And when they had preached the gospel to that city and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch:

Acts 17:24
God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

1 Corinthians 8:4
But as for the meats that are sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world and that there is no God but one.

1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

James 5:17
Elias was a man passible like unto us: and with prayer he prayed that it might not rain upon the earth. And it rained not for three years and six months.

Revelation 4:11
Thou art worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honour and power. Because thou hast created all things: and for thy will they were and have been created.

Revelation 14:7
Saying with a loud voice: Fear the Lord and give him honour, because the hour of his judgment is come. And adore ye him that made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of waters.

Additional Translations
“Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.

and saying, "Men, why do you do these things? We also are men of like nature with you, proclaiming the gospel to you, to turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things in them,

And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach to you that you should turn from these vanities to the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn from these vain things unto a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is:

and saying, Men, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, preaching to you to turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things in them;

and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn from these vain things unto the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is:

And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach to you, that ye should turn from these vanities to the living God, who made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them.

We also are but men, with natures kindred to your own; and we bring you the Good News that you are to turn from these unreal things, to worship the ever-living God, the Creator of earth and sky and sea and of everything that is in them.

"Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to the living God, who made the sky and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them;

and saying, 'Men, why these things do ye? and we are men like-affected with you, proclaiming good news to you, from these vanities to turn unto the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all the things in them;
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