A small town on the eastern part of the upland plain of "Lycaonia, about 20 miles from Lystra. Paul passed through Derbe" "on his route from Cilicia to Iconium, on his second missionary" "journey (Acts 16:1), and probably also on his third journey" "(18:23; 19:1). On his first journey (14:20, 21) he came to Derbe" "from the other side; i.e., from Iconium. It was the native place" "of Gaius, one of Paul's companions (20:4). He did not here" suffer persecution (2 Tim. 3:11).

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Definition of Derbe:
"a sting"