Acts 12:22

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 12:22

And the people gaue a shout, saying, It is the voice of a God, and not of a man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people shouted, `saying', The voice of a god, and not of a man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And the people cried out, A god's voice and not a man's.
- Darby Bible

And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
- Webster's Bible

and the assembled people kept shouting, "It is the voice of a god, and not of a man!"
- Weymouth Bible

The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"
- World English Bible

And the puple criede, The voicis of God, and not of man.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the populace were shouting, `The voice of a god, and not of a man;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 12:22

Wesley's Notes for Acts 12:22

12:20 Having gained Blastus - To their side, they sued for, and obtained peace - Reconciliation with Herod. And so the Christians of those parts were, by the providence of God, delivered from scarcity. Their country was nourished - Was provided with, corn, by the king's country - Thus Hiram also, king of Tyre, desired of Solomon food or corn for his household, #1Kings 5:9|.

12:21 And on a set day - Which was solemnized yearly, in honour of Claudius Cesar; Herod, arrayed in royal apparel - In a garment so wrought with silver, that the rays of the rising sun striking upon, and being reflected from it, dazzled the eyes of the beholders. The people shouted, It is the voice of a god - Such profane flattery they frequently paid to princes. But the commonness of a wicked custom rather increases than lessens the guilt of it.

12:23 And immediately - God does not delay to vindicate his injured honour; an angel of the Lord smote him - Of this other historians say nothing: so wide a difference there is between Divine and human history! An angel of the Lord brought out Peter; an angel smote Herod. Men did not see the instruments in either case. These were only known to the people of God. Because he gave not glory to God - He willingly received it to himself, and by this sacrilege filled up the measure of his iniquities. So then vengeance tarried not. And he was eaten by worms, or vermin - How changed! And on the fifth day expired in exquisite torture. Such was the event! The persecutor perished, and the Gospel grew and multiplied.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 12:22

Ac 12:22 The people gave a shout. The people of Caesarea were, many of them at least, heathen. As we learn from Josephus, on the second day of the games, Herod, clad in robes of silver cloth, entered the theater, and standing in the sunshine, his robes reflected his splendor. Then he made an oration, and the people raised their shout: [It is] the voice of a god. It is thought that his speech was an announcement of his decision in the matter of difficulty with Tyre and Sidon, and that the ambassadors were present.

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