14:6 Paul and Barnabas 1 learned about it 2 and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra 3 and Derbe 4 and the surrounding region.
1 tn Grk “they”; the referents (Paul and Barnabas) have been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Grk “learning about it, fled.” The participle συνιδόντες (sunidonte") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style. It could also be taken temporally (“when they learned about it”) as long as opening clause of v. 5 is not translated as a temporal clause too, which results in a redundancy.
3 sn Lystra was a city in Lycaonia about 18 mi (30 km) south of Iconium, a Roman colony that was not on the main roads of Lycaonia. Because of its relative isolation, its local character was able to be preserved.
4 sn Derbe was a city in Lycaonia about 35 mi (60 km) southeast of Lystra.
5 sn Lystra was a city in Lycaonia about 35 mi (60 km) northwest of Derbe.
6 sn Iconium was a city in Lycaonia about 18 mi (30 km) north of Lystra.
7 sn Antioch was a city in Pisidia about 90 mi (145 km) west northwest of Lystra.