New American Standard Bible
The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"
King James Bible
And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people cried out, A god's voice and not a man's.
World English Bible
The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"
Young's Literal Translation
and the populace were shouting, 'The voice of a god, and not of a man;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the people gave a shout - A loud applause.
It is the voice of a god ... - It is not probable that the Jews joined in this acclamation, but that it was made by the idolatrous Gentiles. Josephus gives a similar account of their feelings and conduct. He says, "And presently his flatterers cried out, one from one place, and another from another (though not for his good), that he was a god; and they added, 'Be thou merciful unto us; for although we have hitherto reverenced thee only as a king, yet shall we henceforth own thee as a superior to mortal nature.'" It is true that Josephus says that this was done when they saw his splendid apparel, and that he gives no account of his addressing the people, while Luke describes it as the effect of his speech. But the discrepancy is of no consequence. Luke is as credible an historian as Josephus, and his account is more consistent than that of the Jewish historian. It is far more probable that this applause and adoration would be excited by a speech than simply by beholding his apparel.
'And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent His angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.'--ACTS xii. 11. Where did Luke get his information of Peter's thoughts in that hour? This verse sounds like first-hand knowledge. Not impossibly John Mark may have been his informant, for we know that both were in Rome together at a later period. In any case, it is clear that, through whatever …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
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On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them.
And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
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