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Acts 12:22

    Acts 12:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the people shouted,'saying , The voice of a god, and not of a man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the people, with loud cries, said, It is the voice of a god, not of a man.

    Webster's Revision

    And the people shouted,'saying , The voice of a god, and not of a man.

    World English Bible

    The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the people shouted, saying, The voice of a god, and not of a man.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 12:22

    And the people gave a shout - A loud applause.

    It is the voice of a god ... - It is not probable that the Jews joined in this acclamation, but that it was made by the idolatrous Gentiles. Josephus gives a similar account of their feelings and conduct. He says, "And presently his flatterers cried out, one from one place, and another from another (though not for his good), that he was a god; and they added, 'Be thou merciful unto us; for although we have hitherto reverenced thee only as a king, yet shall we henceforth own thee as a superior to mortal nature.'" It is true that Josephus says that this was done when they saw his splendid apparel, and that he gives no account of his addressing the people, while Luke describes it as the effect of his speech. But the discrepancy is of no consequence. Luke is as credible an historian as Josephus, and his account is more consistent than that of the Jewish historian. It is far more probable that this applause and adoration would be excited by a speech than simply by beholding his apparel.