Acts 8:9
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
Nowδέ
(de)
1161: but, and, now, (a connective or adversative particle)a prim. word
there was a manἈνὴρ
(anēr)
435: a mana prim. word
namedὀνόματι
(onomati)
3686: a name, authority, causea prim. word
Simon,Σίμων
(simōn)
4613: Simon, the name of several Isr.of uncertain origin
who formerlyπροϋπῆρχεν
(proupērchen)
4391: to exist beforehandfrom pro and huparchó
was practicing magicμαγεύων
(mageuōn)
3096: to practice magicfrom magos
in the cityπόλει
(polei)
4172: a citya prim. word
and astonishingἐξιστάνων
(existanōn)
1839: to displace, to stand aside fromfrom ek and histémi
the peopleἔθνος
(ethnos)
1484: a race, a nation, pl. the nations (as distinct from Isr.)probably from a prim. root
of Samaria,Σαμαρείας
(samareias)
4540: Samaria, the name of both a city and a region in Pal.of Hebrew origin Shomron
claimingλέγων
(legōn)
3004: to saya prim. verb
to be someoneτις
(tis)
5100: a certain one, someone, anyonea prim. enclitic indef. pronoun
great;μέγαν
(megan)
3173: greata prim. word









KJV Lexicon
ανηρ  noun - nominative singular masculine
aner  an'-ayr:  a man (properly as an individual male) -- fellow, husband, man, sir.
δε  conjunction
de  deh:  but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
τις  indefinite pronoun - nominative singular masculine
tis  tis:  some or any person or object
ονοματι  noun - dative singular neuter
onoma  on'-om-ah:  a name (authority, character) -- called, (+ sur-)name(-d).
σιμων  noun - nominative singular masculine
Simon  see'-mone:  Simon (i.e. Shimon), the name of nine Israelites -- Simon.
προυπηρχεν  verb - imperfect active indicative - third person singular
prouparcho  pro-oop-ar'-kho:  to exist before, i.e. (adverbially) to be or do something previously -- + be before(-time).
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
τη  definite article - dative singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
πολει  noun - dative singular feminine
polis  pol'-is:  a town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) -- city.
μαγευων  verb - present active participle - nominative singular masculine
mageuo  mag-yoo'-o:  to practice magic -- use sorcery.
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
εξιστων  verb - present active participle - nominative singular masculine
existemi  ex-is'-tay-mee:  to put (stand) out of wits, i.e. astound, or (reflexively) become astounded, insane -- amaze, be (make) astonished, be beside self (selves), bewitch, wonder.
το  definite article - accusative singular neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
εθνος  noun - accusative singular neuter
ethnos  eth'-nos:  a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan) -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
της  definite article - genitive singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
σαμαρειας  noun - genitive singular feminine
Samareia  sam-ar'-i-ah:  Samaria (i.e. Shomeron), a city and region of Palestine -- Samaria.
λεγων  verb - present active participle - nominative singular masculine
lego  leg'-o:  ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
ειναι  verb - present infinitive
einai  i'-nahee:  to exist -- am, was. come, is, lust after, please well, there is, to be, was.
τινα  indefinite pronoun - accusative singular masculine
tis  tis:  some or any person or object
εαυτον  reflexive pronoun - third person accusative singular masculine
heautou  heh-ow-too':  him-(her-, it-, them-, also (in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons) my-, thy-, our-, your-) self (selves), etc.
μεγαν  adjective - accusative singular masculine
megas  meg'-as:  big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) -- (+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, to years.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;

King James Bible
But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man named Simon had previously practiced sorcery in that city and astounded the Samaritan people, while claiming to be somebody great.

International Standard Version
Now in that city there was a man named Simon. He was practicing occult arts and thrilling the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great.

NET Bible
Now in that city was a man named Simon, who had been practicing magic and amazing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there was a man there whose name was Simon who had dwelt there in that city for a long time. By his sorcery he deceived the people of the Samaritans as he was magnifying himself and saying, “I am the great God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man named Simon lived in that city. He amazed the people of Samaria with his practice of magic. He claimed that he was great.

King James 2000 Bible
But there was a certain man, called Simon, who previously in the same city used sorcery, and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that he was some great one:
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