July 5, 2020

Acts 19:11-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Miracles at Ephesus

11 God was performing (A)extraordinary [a]miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 (B)so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and (C)the evil spirits went out. 13 But also some of the Jewish (D)exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, “I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” 16 And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived in (E)Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified. 18 Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. 19 And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it [b]fifty thousand (F)pieces of silver. 20 So [c](G)the word of the Lord (H)was growing mightily and prevailing.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 19:11 Or works of power
  2. Acts 19:19 Probably fifty thousand Greek drachmas; a drachma approximated a day’s wage
  3. Acts 19:20 Or according to the power of the Lord the word was growing