Willem de Poorter, St. Paul and St. Barnabas at Lystra, 1636.
Rembrandt, Paul and Barnabas at Lystra, c. 1637.
Karel Dujardin, St. Paul Healing the Cripple at Lystra, 1663. Rijksmuseum / WGA / Google

In Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet and had never walked, for he had been crippled from birth. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. And Paul, looking at him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said in a loud voice, ‘Stand upright on your feet.’ And the man sprang up and began to walk. Acts 14:8-10

Jacob Symonsz Pynas, Sts. Paul and Barnabas Worshipped as Gods by the People of Lystra, 1628.

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, ‘The gods have come down to us in human form!’ Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. Acts 14:11-12

Raphael, The Sacrifice at Lystra, 1515-1516. Article
Hans Vredeman de Vries and Gillis Mostaert, The Sacrifice at Lystra, 1567.
Jacob Pynas, Paul and Barnabas at Lystra. 1620s?

The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates; he and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifice. When the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting, ‘Friends, why are you doing this? We are mortals just like you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. In past generations he allowed all the nations to follow their own ways; yet he has not left himself without a witness in doing good—giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filling you with food and your hearts with joy.’ Even with these words, they scarcely restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them. Acts 14:13-18

Bartholomeus Breenbergh, Saints Paul and Barnabas at Lystra (Sacrifice at Lystra), 1637.
Michel Corneille, May 1644.
Jacob Jordaens, Apostles Paul and Barnabas in Lystra, 1645.
Nicolaes Berchem, Paul and Barnabas at Lystra, 1650.
Adriaen van Stalbemt (1580-1662), Paul and Barnabas at Lystra. / Vlieghe / Andrews

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