11 Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, (A)“The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” 12 And Barnabas they called [a]Zeus, and Paul, [b]Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, (B)intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.

14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, (C)they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out 15 and saying, “Men, (D)why are you doing these things? (E)We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from (F)these useless things (G)to the living God, (H)who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 14:12 Jupiter
  2. Acts 14:12 Mercury