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Acts 12:22

22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.”

Read Acts 12:22 Using Other Translations

And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
And the people were shouting, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"
The people gave him a great ovation, shouting, “It’s the voice of a god, not of a man!”

What does Acts 12:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 12:22

And the people gave a shout
At the end of the oration; these were flatterers, as Josephus says in the place before referred to, who cried out one from another, saluting him as God; saying, be merciful to us, hitherto we have revered thee as a man, henceforward we confess thee somewhat more excellent than mortal nature: and so it follows here,

saying it is the voice of a God, and not of a man;
the Vulgate Latin version reads, "the voices of God and not men"; and the Ethiopic version, "the city shouted in, or with the voice of God", with the voice of man; as if this referred to the acclamation of the people, and not the speech of the king; very wrongly.

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