Acts 14:12
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New International Version
Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.

New Living Translation
They decided that Barnabas was the Greek god Zeus and that Paul was Hermes, since he was the chief speaker.

English Standard Version
Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.

Berean Study Bible
Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.

Berean Literal Bible
And Barnabas, they began calling Zeus; and Paul, Hermes, because he was the leading speaker.

New American Standard Bible
And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.

King James Bible
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they started to call Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the main speaker.

International Standard Version
They began to call Barnabas Zeus, and Paul Hermes, because he was the main speaker.

NET Bible
They began to call Barnabas Zeus and Paul Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.

New Heart English Bible
They called Barnabas "Jupiter," and Paul "Mercury," because he was the chief speaker.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were naming BarNaba, The Lord of the gods, and Paulus, Hermes, because he had been introducing the message.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They addressed Barnabas as Zeus and Paul as Hermes because Paul did most of the talking.

New American Standard 1977
And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius because he was the chief speaker.

King James 2000 Bible
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker.

American King James Version
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

American Standard Version
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter: but Paul, Mercury; because he was chief speaker.

Darby Bible Translation
And they called Barnabas Jupiter, and Paul Mercury, because he took the lead in speaking.

English Revised Version
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter, and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

Weymouth New Testament
They called Barnabas 'Zeus,' and Paul, as being the principal speaker, 'Hermes.'

World English Bible
They called Barnabas "Jupiter," and Paul "Mercury," because he was the chief speaker.

Young's Literal Translation
they were calling also Barnabas Zeus, and Paul Hermes, since he was the leader in speaking.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:8-18 All things are possible to those that believe. When we have faith, that most precious gift of God, we shall be delivered from the spiritual helplessness in which we were born, and from the dominion of sinful habits since formed; we shall be made able to stand upright and walk cheerfully in the ways of the Lord. When Christ, the Son of God, appeared in the likeness of men, and did many miracles, men were so far from doing sacrifice to him, that they made him a sacrifice to their pride and malice; but Paul and Barnabas, upon their working one miracle, were treated as gods. The same power of the god of this world, which closes the carnal mind against truth, makes errors and mistakes find easy admission. We do not learn that they rent their clothes when the people spake of stoning them; but when they spake of worshipping them; they could not bear it, being more concerned for God's honour than their own. God's truth needs not the services of man's falsehood. The servants of God might easily obtain undue honours if they would wink at men's errors and vices; but they must dread and detest such respect more than any reproach. When the apostles preached to the Jews, who hated idolatry, they had only to preach the grace of God in Christ; but when they had to do with the Gentiles, they must set right their mistakes in natural religion. Compare their conduct and declaration with the false opinions of those who think the worship of a God, under any name, or in any manner, is equally acceptable to the Lord Almighty. The most powerful arguments, the most earnest and affectionate addresses, even with miracles, are scarcely enough to keep men from absurdities and abominations; much less can they, without special grace, turn the hearts of sinners to God and to holiness.
Study Bible
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
11When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices in the Lycaonian language: “The gods have come down to us in human form.” 12Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates, hoping to offer a sacrifice along with the crowds.…
Cross References
Acts 14:11
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices in the Lycaonian language: "The gods have come down to us in human form."

Acts 14:13
The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates, hoping to offer a sacrifice along with the crowds.

Acts 19:35
Finally the city clerk quieted the crowd and declared, "Men of Ephesus, doesn't everyone know that the city of Ephesus is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?
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And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

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