11 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.”12 And they began calling Barnabas, [a]Zeus, and Paul, [b]Hermes, because he was [c]the chief speaker.13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was [d]just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their [e]robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these [f]vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
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