Acts 13:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 13:8

But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turne away the deputy from the faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Elymas, the wonder-worker (for that is the sense of his name), put himself against them, with the purpose of turning the ruler from the faith.
- Basic English Bible

But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
- Darby Bible

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

But Elymas (or `the Magician,' for such is the meaning of the name) opposed them, and tried to prevent the Proconsul from accepting the faith.
- Weymouth Bible

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

But Elymas witche withstoode hem; for his name is expowned so; and he souyte to turne awei the proconsul fro bileue.
- Wycliffe Bible

and there withstood them Elymas the magian -- for so is his name interpreted -- seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 13:8

Wesley's Notes for Acts 13:8


13:6 Paphos was on the western, Salamis on the eastern part of the island.

13:7 The proconsul - The Roman governor of Cyprus, a prudent man - And therefore not overswayed by Elymas, but desirous to inquire farther.

13:9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul - It is not improbable, that coming now among the Romans, they would naturally adapt his name to their own language, and so called him Paul instead of Saul. Perhaps the family of the proconsul might be the first who addressed to or spoke of him by this name. And from this time, being the apostle of the Gentiles, he himself used the name which was more familiar to them.

13:10 O full of all guile - As a false prophet, and all mischief - As a magician. Thou son of the devil - A title well suited to a magician; and one who not only was himself unrighteous, but laboured to keep others from all goodness. Wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? - Even now thou hast heard the truth of the Gospel.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 13:8


Ac 13:8 But Elymas. Another name of Bar-Jesus, meaning, "the wise man". He had probably assumed it. Withstood them. As a Jew he was opposed, and his interests, too, were opposed. He did not wish to lose his hold on the proconsul. Hence he sought to prevent his acceptance of the faith.

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