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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Acts 14:11–15

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11 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the aLycaonian language, “bThe gods have become like men and have come down to us.”

12 And they began calling Barnabas, 1Zeus, and Paul, 2Hermes, because he was 3the chief speaker.

13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was 1just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and awanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.

14 But when athe apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they btore their 1robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out

15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also amen of the same nature as you, and bpreach the gospel to you that you should turn from these 1cvain things to a dliving God, ewho made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.

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Lat Jupiter, the chief pagan god

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Lat Mercury, considered the messenger or spokesman for the pagan gods of Greece and Rome

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Lit the leader of the speaking

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Lit in front of

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Or outer garments

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I.e. idols

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