ACTS 19:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”

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Acts 19:12 Translation & Meaning

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So that ὥστε So too, i.e., thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as follow) So that
from ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
body were χρωτὸς The body (properly, its surface or skin) body
brought ἐπιφέρεσθαι To bear upon (or further), i.e., adduce (personally or judicially (accuse, inflict)), superinduce brought
unto ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc unto
the τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
sick ἀσθενοῦντας To be feeble (in any sense) sick
handkerchiefs σουδάρια A sudarium (sweat-cloth), i.e., towel (for wiping the perspiration from the face, or binding the face of a corpse) handkerchiefs
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
aprons, σιμικίνθια A semicinctium or half-girding, i.e., narrow covering (apron) aprons
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὰς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
diseases νόσους A malady (rarely figuratively, of moral disability) diseases
departed ἀπαλλάσσεσθαι To change away, i.e., release, (reflexively) remove departed
from ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
them, αὐτῶν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
and τε Both or also (properly, as correlation of G2532) and
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
evil πονηρὰ Hurtful, i.e., evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e., diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e., derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners evil
spirits πνεύματα A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit spirits
went out ἐξέρχεσθαι To issue (literally or figuratively) out
of ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) of
them. αὐτῶν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them

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  • 10  And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

  • 11  And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

  • 12  So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

  • 13  Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

  • 14  And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.




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