Lystra (Lis´truh)

A city in the region of Lycaonia, about twenty-five miles south-southwest of Iconium in central Asia Minor. The Lycaonians had a district language, and a temple to Zeus graced the city of Lystra (Acts 14:11-13). Paul and Barnabas stopped here during the first journey and were mistaken for gods (Acts 14:6-23), and Paul returned later with Silas, when he recruited Timothy as a companion (Acts 15:40-16:4).

Acts 14:11-13

11When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!”12Barnabas they called Zeus, and ... View more

Acts 14:6-23

6the apostles learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country;7and there they continued proclaiming the good news ... View more

Acts 15:40-16:4

40But Paul chose Silas and set out, the believers commending him to the grace of the Lord.41He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.Chapte ... View more

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