Paul and Barnabas left Lystra for the town of Derbe where their message found a favorable reception. Afterward, they retraced their steps to the coast.

Context: Derbe was a town in south-central Asia Minor (modern Turkey), a region of hills and valleys. Paul's message was favorably received in Derbe during his first journey. He would visit Derbe on his second journey (16:1) and probably again during his third journey through Galatia (Acts 18:23). During the third journey, Paul was accompanied by several people from Greece to Asia. Among them was Gaius, who was from Derbe (Acts 20:4).

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