Acts 19:14

“And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there were seuen sonnes of one Sceua a Iewe, and chiefe of the Priests, which did so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest, who did this.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there were seven sons of a man named Sceva, a Jew and a chief priest, who did this.
- Basic English Bible

And there were certain [men], seven sons of Sceva, Jewish high priest, who were doing this.
- Darby Bible

And there were seven sons of one Sceva a Jew, and chief of the priests, who did so.
- Webster's Bible

There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew of high-priestly family, who were doing this.
- Weymouth Bible

There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this.
- World English Bible

And ther weren seuene sones of a Jewe, Steuen, a prince of preestis, that diden this thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

and there were certain -- seven sons of Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest -- who are doing this thing;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 19:14


Ac 19:14 Seven sons of [one] Sceva. He is said to be "chief of the priests". Some think he was a chief ruler of the synagogue, but it is far more probable that he was a head of one of the twenty-four courses of priests (these heads were called "chief priests", see PNT "Mt 2:4") who had been deposed for some cause and had wandered away from Palestine.

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