Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
They decided that Barnabas was the Greek god Zeus and that Paul, because he was the chief speaker, was Hermes.
They called Barnabas "Zeus" and Paul "Hermes" (since Paul did most of the speaking).
And they gave the name of Jupiter to Barnabas, and to Paul that of Mercury, because he was the chief talker.
Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
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1 tn The imperfect verb ἐκάλουν (ekaloun) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.
2 sn Zeus was the chief Greek deity, worshiped throughout the Greco-Roman world (known to the Romans as Jupiter).
3 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).