ACTS 19:14



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

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Acts 19:14 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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And δέ But, and, etc And
there were ἦσαν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) there were
seven ἑπτὰ Seven seven
sons υἱοὶ A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship sons
of Sceva, Σκευᾶ Left-handed; Scevas (i.e., Scaevus), an Israelite Sceva
one (No Greek definition. English implied.)
a Jew, Ἰουδαίου Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jew
and (No Greek definition. English implied.)
chief of the priests, ἀρχιερέως The high-priest (literally, of the Jews; typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest chief priests
which did ποιοῦντες To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) did
so. τοῦτο That thing so

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  • 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?

  • 16  And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.


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