Acts 19:15
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New International Version
One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?"

New Living Translation
But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, "I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?"

English Standard Version
But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?”

New American Standard Bible
And the evil spirit answered and said to them, "I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"

King James Bible
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The evil spirit answered them, "I know Jesus, and I recognize Paul--but who are you?"

International Standard Version
But the evil spirit told them, "Jesus I know, and I am getting acquainted with Paul, but who are you?"

NET Bible
But the evil spirit replied to them, "I know about Jesus and I am acquainted with Paul, but who are you?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that evil spirit answered and said to them, “I know Yeshua, and I know Paulus, but who are you?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the evil spirit answered them, "I know Jesus, and I'm acquainted with Paul, but who are you?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with, but who are ye?

King James 2000 Bible
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?

American King James Version
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?

American Standard Version
And the evil spirit answered and said unto them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the wicked spirit, answering, said to them: Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?

Darby Bible Translation
But the wicked spirit answering said to them, Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; but *ye*, who are ye?

English Revised Version
And the evil spirit answered and said unto them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

Weymouth New Testament
"Jesus I know," the evil spirit answered, "and Paul I have heard of, but who are you?"

World English Bible
The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?"

Young's Literal Translation
and the evil spirit, answering, said, 'Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; and ye -- who are ye?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:13-20 It was common, especially among the Jews, for persons to profess or to try to cast out evil spirits. If we resist the devil by faith in Christ, he will flee from us; but if we think to resist him by the using of Christ's name, or his works, as a spell or charm, Satan will prevail against us. Where there is true sorrow for sin, there will be free confession of sin to God in every prayer and to man whom we have offended, when the case requires it. Surely if the word of God prevailed among us, many lewd, infidel, and wicked books would be burned by their possessors. Will not these Ephesian converts rise up in judgement against professors, who traffic in such works for the sake of gain, or allow themselves to possess them? If we desire to be in earnest in the great work of salvation, every pursuit and enjoyment must be given up which hinders the effect of the gospel upon the mind, or loosens its hold upon the heart.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - Said unto them for said, A.V. and T.R.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the evil spirit answered and said,.... The Alexandrian copy, the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions, add, "to them"; to the seven sons of Sceva:

Jesus I know; to be the Son of God and Messiah, and own that he has power of dispossessing spirits, of which there were many instances in the days of his flesh:

and Paul I know; and own to be a servant of the most high God, by whom miracles of this kind have been wrought:

but who are ye? you are not the disciples of Jesus, nor the servants of God, but the children of the devil, and have no power over us, but on the other hand are subject to us.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. the evil spirit answered, Jesus I know—"recognize."

and Paul I know—"know intimately," in contrast to them, whom he altogether disowns.

but who are ye?

Acts 19:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Sons of Sceva
14Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15And the evil spirit answered and said to them, "I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" 16And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.…
Cross References
Acts 19:14
Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

Acts 19:16
Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

James 2:19
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.
Treasury of Scripture

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