“And they called Barnabas Iupiter, and Paul Mercurius, because hee was the chiefe speaker.”
King James Version (KJV)
9. The same heard Paul speake: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiuing that he had faith to be healed, 10. Said with a lowd voice, Stand vpright on thy feete; And he leaped and walked. 11. And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lift vp their voyces, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come downe to vs in the likenesse of men. 12. And they called Barnabas Iupiter, and Paul Mercurius, because hee was the chiefe speaker. 13. Then the priest of Iupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen, and garlands vnto the gates, and would haue done sacrifice with the people. 14. Which when the Apostles, Barnabas and Paul heard of, they rent their clothes, and ranne in among the people, crying out, 15. And saying, Sirs, Why doe yee these things? Wee also are men of like passions with you, and preach vnto you, that ye should turne from these vanities, vnto the liuing God, which made heauen and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein.