Why did the people in Lystra think Paul and Barnabas were gods?

ANSWER

They healed a lame man

Acts 14 :

(8) In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. (9) He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed (10) and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. (11) When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” (12) Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. (13) The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.
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