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 [b]use the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, “I order you in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches!” 14 Now there were seven sons of [c]Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this. 15 But the evil spirit responded and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know of Paul, but who are you?” 16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit, pounced 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 who lived in (E)Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified. 18 Also many 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 added up the prices of [d]the books and found it to be fifty thousand [e](F)pieces of silver. 20 So [f](G)the word of the Lord (H)was growing and prevailing mightily.

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  1. Acts 19:11 Or works of power
  2. Acts 19:13 I.e., as an incantation
  3. Acts 19:14 Lit some Sceva
  4. Acts 19:19 Lit them
  5. Acts 19:19 Prob. Greek drachmas; a drachma was a day’s wages for a laborer
  6. Acts 19:20 Or according to the power of the Lord the word was growing