ACTS 19:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.”

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Acts 19:19 Translation & Meaning

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Many ἱκανοὶ Competent (as if coming in season), i.e., ample (in amount) or fit (in character) Many
of also which πραξάντων To "practise", i.e., perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication, to execute, accomplish, etc.; specially, to collect (dues), fare (personally) also
them τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them
used πραξάντων To "practise", i.e., perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication, to execute, accomplish, etc.; specially, to collect (dues), fare (personally) used
curious arts περίεργα Working all around, i.e., officious (meddlesome, neuter plural magic) curious arts
brought their συνενέγκαντες To bear together (contribute), i.e., (literally) to collect, or (figuratively) to conduce; especially (neuter participle as a noun) advantage brought
books βίβλους A scroll books
together, συνενέγκαντες To bear together (contribute), i.e., (literally) to collect, or (figuratively) to conduce; especially (neuter participle as a noun) advantage together
and burned them κατέκαιον To burn down (to the ground), i.e., consume wholly burned
before ἐνώπιον In the face of (literally or figuratively) before
all πάντων· All, any, every, the whole all
men: (No Greek definition. English implied.)
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they counted συνεψήφισαν To compute jointly counted
the τὰς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
price τιμὰς A value, i.e., money paid, or (concretely and collectively) valuables; by analogy, esteem (especially of the highest degree), or the dignity itself price
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 of them
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
found εὗρον To find (literally or figuratively) found
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
fifty πέντε "five" fifty
thousand μυριάδας A ten-thousand; by extension, a "myriad" or indefinite number thousand
pieces (No Greek definition. English implied.)
of silver. ἀργυρίου Silvery, i.e., (by implication) cash; specially, a silverling (i.e., drachma or shekel) silver

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  • 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.

  • 19  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

  • 20  So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

  • 21  After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.




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