New International Version
He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
King James Bible
The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
Darby Bible Translation
This [man] heard Paul speaking, who, fixing his eyes on him, and seeing that he had faith to be healed,
World English Bible
He was listening to Paul speaking, who, fastening eyes on him, and seeing that he had faith to be made whole,
Young's Literal Translation
this one was hearing Paul speaking, who, having stedfastly beheld him, and having seen that he hath faith to be saved,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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'The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.' --ACTS xiv. 11. This was the spontaneous instinctive utterance of simple villagers when they saw a deed of power and kindness. Many an English traveller and settler among rude people has been similarly honoured. And in Lycaonia the Apostles were close upon places that were celebrated in Greek mythology as having witnessed the very two gods, here spoken of, wandering among the shepherds and entertained with modest hospitality in their huts. The …
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