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

New Living Translation
When the governor saw what had happened, he became a believer, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.

English Standard Version
Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
Then the proconsul, having seen that having happened, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.

King James Bible
Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Then, when he saw what happened, the proconsul believed, because he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
When the governor saw what had happened, he was amazed at this teaching about the Lord. So he put his faith in the Lord.

Good News Translation
When the governor saw what had happened, he believed; for he was greatly amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the proconsul, seeing what happened, believed and was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.

International Standard Version
When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, because he was astonished at the Lord's teaching.

NET Bible
Then when the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, because he was greatly astounded at the teaching about the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the Proconsul saw what happened, he was amazed and he believed in the teaching of THE LORD JEHOVAH.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the governor saw what had happened, he believed. The Lord's teachings amazed him.

New American Standard 1977
Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

American King James Version
Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

American Standard Version
Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the proconsul, when he had seen what was done, believed, admiring at the doctrine of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.

English Revised Version
Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Proconsul, seeing what had happened, believed, being struck with amazement at the teaching of the Lord.

World English Bible
Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
then the proconsul having seen what hath come to pass, did believe, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
Study Bible
On Cyprus
11Now look, the hand of the Lord is against you, and for a time you will be blind and unable to see the light of the sun.” Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord. 13After setting sail from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Acts 8:25
After Peter and John had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many of the Samaritan villages.

Acts 13:7
an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, a man of intelligence, summoned Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God.

Acts 13:8
But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith.

Acts 13:48
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Acts 13:49
And the word of the Lord spread throughout that region.

Acts 15:35
But Paul and Barnabas remained at Antioch, along with many others, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord.

Acts 15:36
Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in every town where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing."

Acts 18:12
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews coordinated an attack on Paul and brought him before the judgment seat.

Acts 19:10
This continued for two years, so that everyone who lived in the province of Asia, Jews and Greeks alike, heard the word of the Lord.

Acts 19:20
So the word of the Lord powerfully continued to spread and prevail.

Acts 19:38
So if Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a complaint against anyone, the courts are open and proconsuls are available. Let them bring charges against one another there.

Treasury of Scripture

Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

the deputy.

Acts 13:7
Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

Acts 28:7
In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

when.

Acts 19:7
And all the men were about twelve.

Matthew 27:54
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Luke 7:16
And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

being.

Acts 6:10
And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

Matthew 7:28,29
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: …

Luke 4:22
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?







Lexicon
[When]
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

proconsul
ἀνθύπατος (anthypatos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 446: A proconsul. From anti and a superlative of huper; instead of the highest officer, i.e. a Roman proconsul.

saw
ἰδὼν (idōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

what
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

had happened,
γεγονὸς (gegonos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

he believed,
ἐπίστευσεν (episteusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

for he was astonished
ἐκπλησσόμενος (ekplēssomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1605: To strike with panic or shock; I amaze, astonish. From ek and plesso; to strike with astonishment.

at
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

teaching
διδαχῇ (didachē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1322: Teaching, doctrine, what is taught. From didasko; instruction.

about the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord.
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(12) Being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.--The genitive is, probably, that of the object, the teaching which had the Lord, i.e., the Lord Jesus, as its main theme.

Verse 12. - The proconsul for the deputy, A.V.; teaching for doctrine, A.V. Believed. We cannot, perhaps, conclude positively from this that Sergius was baptized and became an avowed Christian, though the usual language of the Acts rather leads us to infer it (see ver. 48; Acts 2:44; Acts 4:4; Acts 8:12, 13; Acts 11:21; Acts 19:18). Farrar thinks that if so marked a person had become a lifelong convert, we should have heard of him as such in other writings, Renan says, "La conversion d'un Romain de cet ordre, a cette epoque est chose absolument inadmissible." Alford and Olshausen speak doubtfully. Lange and Howson and Meyer look upon him as a genuine convert. The 'Speaker's Commentary' speaks of him as "the first fruits of heathenism." Being astonished at the teaching. "For the connection of the judgment concerning the doctrine with the miracle seen, comp. Mark 1:27" (Meyer). 13:4-13 Satan is in a special manner busy with great men and men in power, to keep them from being religious, for their example will influence many. Saul is here for the first time called Paul, and never after Saul. Saul was his name as he was a Hebrew; Paul was his name as he was a citizen of Rome. Under the direct influence of the Holy Ghost, he gave Elymas his true character, but not in passion. A fulness of deceit and mischief together, make a man indeed a child of the devil. And those who are enemies to the doctrine of Jesus, are enemies to all righteousness; for in it all righteousness is fulfilled. The ways of the Lord Jesus are the only right ways to heaven and happiness. There are many who not only wander from these ways themselves, but set others against these ways. They commonly are so hardened, that they will not cease to do evil. The proconsul was astonished at the force of the doctrine upon his own heart and conscience, and at the power of God by which it was confirmed. The doctrine of Christ astonishes; and the more we know of it, the more reason we shall see to wonder at it. Those who put their hand to the plough and look back, are not fit for the kingdom of God. Those who are not prepared to face opposition, and to endure hardship, are not fitted for the work of the ministry.
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