Acts 13:6
New International Version
They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus,

New Living Translation
Afterward they traveled from town to town across the entire island until finally they reached Paphos, where they met a Jewish sorcerer, a false prophet named Bar-Jesus.

English Standard Version
When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
They traveled through the whole island as far as Paphos, where they found a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus,

Berean Literal Bible
Now having passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus,

New American Standard Bible
When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus,

King James Bible
And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

Christian Standard Bible
When they had traveled the whole island as far as Paphos, they came across a sorcerer, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus.

Contemporary English Version
Barnabas and Saul went all the way to the city of Paphos on the other end of the island, where they met a Jewish man named Bar-Jesus. He practiced witchcraft and was a false prophet.

Good News Translation
They went all the way across the island to Paphos, where they met a certain magician named Bar-Jesus, a Jew who claimed to be a prophet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came across a sorcerer, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus.

International Standard Version
They went through the whole island as far as Paphos, where they found a Jewish occult practitioner and false prophet named Bar-jesus.

NET Bible
When they had crossed over the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus,

New Heart English Bible
When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as they traveled the whole island to the city of Paphos, they found a Jewish man, a Sorcerer who was a false Prophet, whose name was Bar Shuma.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They went through the whole island as far as the city of Paphos. In Paphos they met a Jewish man named Barjesus. He was an astrologer who claimed to be a prophet.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain wise man, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus,

King James 2000 Bible
And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

American King James Version
And when they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

American Standard Version
And when they had gone through the whole island unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had gone through the whole island, as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesu:

Darby Bible Translation
And having passed through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man a magician, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus,

English Revised Version
And when they had gone through the whole island unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

Weymouth New Testament
When they had gone through the whole length of the island as far as Paphos, they there met with a Jewish magician and false prophet, Bar-Jesus by name,

World English Bible
When they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar Jesus,

Young's Literal Translation
and having gone through the island unto Paphos, they found a certain magian, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name is Bar-Jesus;
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
On Cyprus
5When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. And John was with them as their helper. 6They traveled through the whole island as far as Paphos, where they found a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, 7an 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.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

Acts 8:9
Prior to that time, a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed the people of Samaria. He claimed to be someone great,

Acts 8:11
They paid close attention to him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery.

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 13:13
After setting sail from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture

And when they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

certain.

Acts 8:9-11 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the …

Acts 19:18,19 And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds…

Exodus 22:18 You shall not suffer a witch to live.

Leviticus 20:6 And the soul that turns after such as have familiar spirits, and …

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or …

1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the …

Isaiah 8:19,20 And when they shall say to you, Seek to them that have familiar spirits, …

a false.

Deuteronomy 13:1-3 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives …

1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said to him, With which? And he said, I will go forth, …

Jeremiah 23:14,15 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: …

Ezekiel 13:10-16 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; …

Zechariah 13:3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then …

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall …

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves …

2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist …

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

whose.

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: …

Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …







Lexicon
They traveled through
Διελθόντες (Dielthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1330: To pass through, spread (as a report). From dia and erchomai; to traverse.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative 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.

whole
ὅλην (holēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

island
νῆσον (nēson)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3520: An island. Probably from the base of naus; an island.

as far as
ἄχρι (achri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 891: As far as, up to, until, during. Or achris akh'-rece; akin to akron; until or up to.

Paphos,
Πάφου (Paphou)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3974: Paphos, a city at the western end of Cyprus. Of uncertain derivation; Paphus, a place in Cyprus.

[where] they found
εὗρον (heuron)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

a
τινὰ (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

Jewish
Ἰουδαῖον (Ioudaion)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

sorcerer
μάγον (magon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3097: A sorcerer, a magician, a wizard. Of foreign origin; a Magian, i.e. Oriental scientist; by implication, a magician.

[and] false prophet
ψευδοπροφήτην (pseudoprophētēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5578: From pseudes and prophetes; a spurious prophet, i.e. Pretended foreteller or religious impostor.

named
ὄνομα (onoma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

Bar-Jesus,
Βαριησοῦ (Bariēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 919: Of Chaldee origin; son of Jesus; Bar-jesus, an Israelite.
(6) When they had gone through the isle.--The better MSS. give, through the whole island. Paphos lay at its western extremity, and appears to have been the head-quarters of the Roman governor. A local tradition, reported by M. de Cesnola (Cyprus, pp. 29, 223), points out a marble column to which St. Paul was bound and scourged by the citizens of Paphos, who are represented as having been among the most wicked of mankind.

They found a certain sorcerer.--The word so rendered, Magos, is the same as that used for the "wise men" of Matthew 2:1 (where see Note), but it is obviously used here in the bad sense which had begun to attach to it even in the days of Sophocles, who makes ?dipus revile Tiresias under this name, as practising magic arts (?d. Rex. 387), and which we have found in the case of Simon the sorcerer. (See Note on Acts 8:9.) The man bore two names, one, Bar-jesus, in its form a patronymic, the other Elymas (an Aramaic word, probably connected with the Arabic Ulema, or sage), a title describing his claims to wisdom and supernatural powers. We have already met with a character of this type in the sorcerer of Samaria. (See Note on Acts 8:9.) The lower class of Jews here, as in Acts 19:14, seem to have been specially addicted to such practices. They traded on the religious prestige of their race, and boasted, in addition to their sacred books, of spells and charms that had come down to them from Solomon.

Verse 6. - The whole island for the isle, A.V. and T.R. Paphos; on the south coast at the further extremity of the island, now Baffa. It had once a convenient harbor, which is now choked up from neglect. The chief temple of the Cyprian Venus was here. A certain sorcerer. The Greek word μάγος, whence magic and magician, is the same as in Matthew 2:1 is rendered "wise men." But here, as in Acts 8:9, it has a bad sense. It is a Persian word, and in its original use designated a Persian religious caste, famous for their knowledge, wisdom, and purity of religious faith. They were attached to the court of the Babylonian monarchs, and were deemed to have great skill in astrology, in interpretation of dreams, and the like (see Daniel 1:20; Daniel 4:7; Daniel 4 in the LXX.). In Jeremiah 39:3, 13, the name Rab-mag seems to mean "the chief of the magi." But in process of time the word "magus" came to mean a sorcerer, a magician, a practicer of dark arts, as e.g. Simon Magus (see the chapter on magic in Pliny, 'Nat. Hist.,'lib. 30. cap. 1.). 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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