ACTS 19:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Acts 19:16 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
man ἄνθρωπος Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
whom The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
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
was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) was
leaped ἐφαλλόμενος To spring upon leaped
on ἐπ' 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 on
them, αὐτοὺς 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 καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
overcame κατακυριεύσας To lord against, i.e., control, subjugate overcame
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 prevailed ἴσχυσεν To have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively) prevailed
against κατ' (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) against
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
so that ὥστε So too, i.e., thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as follow) so that
they fled ἐκφυγεῖν To flee out fled
out of ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) out
that ἐκείνου That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
house οἴκου A dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively) house
naked γυμνοὺς Nude (absolute or relative, literal or figurative) naked
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
wounded. τετραυματισμένους To inflict a wound wounded

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  • 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.

  • 18  And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.




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