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Acts 14:12

Context
NET ©

They began to call 1  Barnabas Zeus 2  and Paul Hermes, 3  because he was the chief speaker.

NIV ©

Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.

NASB ©

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

NLT ©

They decided that Barnabas was the Greek god Zeus and that Paul, because he was the chief speaker, was Hermes.

MSG ©

They called Barnabas "Zeus" and Paul "Hermes" (since Paul did most of the speaking).

BBE ©

And they gave the name of Jupiter to Barnabas, and to Paul that of Mercury, because he was the chief talker.

NRSV ©

Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.

NKJV ©

And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.


KJV
And
<5037>
they called
<2564> (5707)
Barnabas
<921>_,

<3303>
Jupiter
<2203>_;
and
<1161>
Paul
<3972>_,
Mercurius
<2060>_,
because
<1894>
he
<846>
was
<2258> (5713)
the chief
<2233> (5740)
speaker
<3056>_.
NASB ©
And they began calling
<2564>
Barnabas
<921>
, Zeus
<2203>
, and Paul
<3972>
, Hermes
<2060>
, because
<1894>
he was the chief
<2233>
speaker
<3056>
.
GREEK
ekaloun
<2564> (5707)
V-IAI-3P
te
<5037>
PRT
ton
<3588>
T-ASM
barnaban
<921>
N-ASM
dia
<2203>
N-ASM
ton
<3588>
T-ASM
de
<1161>
CONJ
paulon
<3972>
N-ASM
ermhn
<2060>
N-ASM
epeidh
<1894>
CONJ
autov
<846>
P-NSM
hn
<1510> (5713)
V-IXI-3S
o
<3588>
T-NSM
hgoumenov
<2233> (5740)
V-PNP-NSM
tou
<3588>
T-GSM
logou
<3056>
N-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
They began to call
<2564>
Barnabas
<921>
Zeus
<2203>
and
<1161>
Paul
<3972>
Hermes
<2060>
, because
<1894>
he
<846>
was
<1510>
the chief speaker
<2233>

<3056>
.
NET ©

They began to call 1  Barnabas Zeus 2  and Paul Hermes, 3  because he was the chief speaker.

NET © Notes

tn The imperfect verb ἐκάλουν (ekaloun) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.

sn Zeus was the chief Greek deity, worshiped throughout the Greco-Roman world (known to the Romans as Jupiter).

sn Hermes was a Greek god who (according to Greek mythology) was the messenger of the gods and the god of oratory (equivalent to the Roman god Mercury).



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