When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in human form!"112
Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.213
The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes3 and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
"Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men,4 human like you. We are bringing you good news,5 telling you to turn from these worthless things6 to the living God,7 who made heaven and earth8 and sea and everything in them.9