Acts 19:20
Parallel Verses
New International Version
In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

New Living Translation
So the message about the Lord spread widely and had a powerful effect.

English Standard Version
So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.

New American Standard Bible
So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.

King James Bible
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In this way the Lord's message flourished and prevailed.

International Standard Version
In that way the word of the Lord kept spreading and triumphing.

NET Bible
In this way the word of the Lord continued to grow in power and to prevail.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And thus with great power the faith of God was increasing in strength and growing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In this powerful way the word of the Lord was spreading and gaining strength.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the word of God grew mightily and prevailed.

King James 2000 Bible
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

American King James Version
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

American Standard Version
So mightily grew the word of the Lord and prevailed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So mightily grew the word of God, and was confirmed.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus with might the word of the Lord increased and prevailed.

English Revised Version
So mightily grew the word of the Lord and prevailed.

Webster's Bible Translation
So mightily grew the word of God, and prevailed.

Weymouth New Testament
Thus mightily did the Lord's Message spread and triumph!

World English Bible
So the word of the Lord was growing and becoming mighty.

Young's Literal Translation
so powerfully was the word of God increasing and prevailing.
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 20. - The Lord for God, A.V. If the R.T. has the true order of the words, they must be construed, To such an extent, according to the might of the Lord, did the word grow and prevail, after the analogy of Ephesians 1:19. Κατὰ κράτος, however, taken by itself, is quite usual, like κατὰ μικρόν καθ ὑπερβολήν, etc. (Alford), and is rightly rendered "mightily."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So mightily grew the word of God, and prevailed. Over conjuring books, conjurers themselves, yea, even the devils; the power of God going along with it, many were converted; which is meant by the increase of it, and were delivered from the power of darkness, out of the hands of Satan, and translated into the kingdom of Christ. Beza's ancient copy reads, the "faith" of God; and the Syriac version, "faith in God".



Acts 19:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Sons of Sceva
19And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.
Cross References
Acts 6:7
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

Acts 12:24
But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.

Acts 13:12
When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

Acts 19:10
This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied …

Acts 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not …

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have …

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