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Reformation Study Bible – Acts 14:12–13
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Acts 14:12–13

14:12, 13 An ancient legend circulated in Lystra that the Greek gods Zeus and Hermes disguised themselves as men and came to the Phrygian hill country, seeking hospitality. Only one couple welcomed them, and in return their cottage was changed into a temple with a golden roof and marble columns. The houses of those who had refused the gods were destroyed. The Lystrans may have been thinking of this legend when they welcomed Barnabas and Paul and prepared to sacrifice oxen.