Acts 13:8
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English Standard Version
But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

King James Bible
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

American Standard Version
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Elymas the magician (for so his name is interpreted) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

English Revised Version
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

Weymouth New Testament
But Elymas (or 'the Magician,' for such is the meaning of the name)

Acts 13:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Elymas

An Arabic word, meaning the wise, and equivalent to Magus. See on Acts 13:6.

Withstood

"The position of soothsayer to a Roman proconsul, even though it could only last a year, was too distinguished and too lucrative to abandon without a struggle" (Farrar, "Life and Work of Paul").

Acts 13:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas...

John 1:41 He first finds his own brother Simon, and said to him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

withstood.

Exodus 7:11-13 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt...

1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said...

Jeremiah 28:1,10,11 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month...

Jeremiah 29:24-32 Thus shall you also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying...

2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

2 Timothy 4:14,15 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works...

Cross References
Isaiah 30:11
leave the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel."

Acts 6:7
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

Acts 8:9
But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.

Acts 13:7
He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.

Acts 13:12
Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Acts 18:12
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal,

Acts 19:38
If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen with him have a complaint against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against one another.

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