ACTS 19:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

To get what Acts 19:13 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“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.”

Medium popularity: 140 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in Acts chapter 19 using average monthly Google searches.

Acts 19:13 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Greek word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
More 
Use the buttons below to get details on the Greek word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
Then δέ But, and, etc Then
certain τινες Some or any person or object certain
of ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
vagabond περιερχομένων To come all around, i.e., stroll, vacillate, veer vagabond
Jews, Ἰουδαίων Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jews
exorcists, ἐξορκιστῶν One that binds by an oath (or spell), i.e., (by implication) an "exorcist" (conjurer) exorcists
took upon them ἐπεχείρησαν To put the hand upon, i.e., undertake took upon
to call ὀνομάζειν To name, i.e., assign an appellation; by extension, to utter, mention, profess call
over 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 over
them τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them
which had ἔχοντας To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) which had
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
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
name ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
of κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Lord κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
Jesus, Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
saying, λέγοντες Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
We adjure Ὁρκίζομεν To put on oath, i.e., make swear; by analogy, to solemnly enjoin adjure
you ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you
by Ἰησοῦν Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites by
Jesus Ἰησοῦν Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
whom ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
Paul Παῦλος (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle Paul
preacheth. κηρύσσει To herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel) preacheth

Verse Context

See Acts 19:13 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

High
Medium
Low
Very Low
  • 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.

  • 15  And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?




Sources:

The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.


Share This Page:


Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red