Metaphysical meaning of Derbe (mbd)
Derbe, der'-be (Gk.) harsh; stinging; juniper.
Derbe is mentioned with Lystra; they are both towns of Lycaonia in Asia Minor. Paul and Barnabas fled to Lystra and Derbe because of persecution in Iconium (Acts 14:6, 20).
Meta. Wounded feelings. self-condemnation (the keen pricking of the conscience) and the acute suffering and distress of mind that one experiences under certain conditions. (See CILICIA and LYSTRA.)
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