Stand up! (Acts 14:10)

“Paul said

In a loud voice.

‘Stand upright

On your feet!’

The crippled man

Sprang up.

Then he walked.”

εἶπεν μεγάλῃ φωνῇ Ἀνάστηθι ἐπὶ τοὺς πόδας σου ὀρθός. καὶ ἥλατο καὶ περιεπάτει.

The author of Acts indicated that Paul said (εἶπεν) in a loud voice (μεγάλῃ φωνῇ) that this lifetime crippled man should stand (Ἀνάστηθι) upright (ὀρθός) on his feet (ἐπὶ τοὺς πόδας σου).  The man did exactly that.  He sprang up (καὶ ἥλατο) and began to walk (καὶ περιεπάτει).  Paul had become a miracle worker just like he was in Cyprus, chapter 13:9-11, when he forced the false Jewish prophet Elymas to become blind.  Here Paul seemed to shout at this crippled man that he should get on his feet and stand straight up.  This lame person jumped and started walking.  Nothing complicated here.  Paul told the lame man to do something and he did it.  Would you do something if someone shouted at you?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.