that dissolves or disperses

This place has two points of interest in connection respectively with St. Paul’s first and second missionary Journeys: (1) as the place where divine honors were offered to him, and where he was presently stoned, (Acts 14:1) … (2) as the home of his chosen companion and fellow missionary Timotheus. (Acts 16:1) Lystra was in […]

-One of two cities of Lycaonia, to which Paul and Barnabas fled from persecutions in Iconium Ac 14:6-23; 2Ti 3:11 -Congregation of, elders ordained for, by Paul and Barnabas Ac 14:23 -Timothy a resident of Ac 16:1-4

A town of Lycaonia, in Asia Minor, in a wild district and among a rude population. Here Paul preached the gospel after he had been driven by persecution from Iconium (Acts 14:2-7). Here also he healed a lame man (8), and thus so impressed the ignorant and superstitious people that they took him for Mercury, […]