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

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

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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