“The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,”
King James Version (KJV)
14:9 He had faith to be healed - He felt the power of God in his soul; and thence knew it was sufficient to heal his body also.
Ac 14:9,10 The same heard Paul speak. He might have been carried by his friends to the place of speaking, some open square or thoroughfare, to gratify his curiosity, or even to ask alms. He had faith to be healed. Wrought by hearing the word. As faith is a gospel requisite that we should be healed of our sins, so it was required as a condition of miraculous healing of bodily diseases. Note that this miracle, like those of Christ, is a parable of redemption. There is (1) Hearing of the Word; (2) faith which comes by hearing (Ro 10:17); (3) the command that calls for an exercise of faith; (4) the effort to obey in faith; (5) salvation from the infirmity by obedience. As Christ so often said, so might Paul, "Thy faith hath saved thee" (Lu 7:50 18:42).