ACTS 19:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Acts 19:15 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
evil πονηρὸν 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
spirit πνεῦμα 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 spirit
answered ἀποκριθὲν To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
and said, εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
Jesus Ἰησοῦν Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
I know, γινώσκω To "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) know
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
Paul Παῦλον (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle Paul
I know; ἐπίσταμαι To put the mind upon, i.e., comprehend, or be acquainted with know
but δὲ But, and, etc but
who τίνες An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) who
are ἐστέ Ye are are
ye? ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) ye

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  • 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.

  • 17  And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.




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