New Living Translation
They decided that Barnabas was the Greek god Zeus and that Paul was Hermes, since he was the chief speaker.
King James Bible
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
Darby Bible Translation
And they called Barnabas Jupiter, and Paul Mercury, because he took the lead in speaking.
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.
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LibraryWhether it was Fitting that Christ Should be Transfigured?
Objection 1: It would seem that it was not fitting that Christ should be transfigured. For it is not fitting for a true body to be changed into various shapes [figuras], but only for an imaginary body. Now Christ's body was not imaginary, but real, as stated above (Q, A). Therefore it seems that it should not have been transfigured. Objection 2: Further, figure is in the fourth species of quality, whereas clarity is in the third, since it is a sensible quality. Therefore Christ's assuming …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Preaching among the Heathen
Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
Jewish Rejecters and Gentile Receivers
When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in their local dialect, "These men are gods in human form!"
Now the temple of Zeus was located just outside the town. So the priest of the temple and the crowd brought bulls and wreaths of flowers to the town gates, and they prepared to offer sacrifices to the apostles.
At last the mayor was able to quiet them down enough to speak. "Citizens of Ephesus," he said. "Everyone knows that Ephesus is the official guardian of the temple of the great Artemis, whose image fell down to us from heaven.
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