Acts 19:15

“And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 19:15

And the euill spirit answered, and said, Iesus I knowe, and Paul I know, but who are ye?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the evil spirit answered and said to them, "I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the evil spirit answered and said unto them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the evil spirit, answering, said to them, I have knowledge of Jesus, and of Paul, but who are you?
- Basic English Bible

But the wicked spirit answering said to them, Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; but *ye*, who are ye?
- Darby Bible

And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
- Webster's Bible

Jesus I know, the evil spirit answered, "and Paul I have heard of, but who are you?"
- Weymouth Bible

The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?"
- World English Bible

But the yuel spirit answeride, and seide to hem, Y knowe Jhesu, and Y knowe Poul; but who ben ye?
- Wycliffe Bible

and the evil spirit, answering, said, `Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; and ye -- who are ye?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 19:15

Wesley's Notes for Acts 19:15


19:13 Exorcists - Several of the Jews about this time pretended to a power of casting out devils, particularly by certain arts or charms, supposed to be derived from Solomon. Undertook to name - Vain undertaking! Satan laughs at all those who attempt to expel him either out of the bodies or the souls of men but by Divine faith. All the light of reason is nothing to the craft or strength of that subtle spirit. His craft cannot be known but by the Spirit of God nor can his strength be conquered but by the power of faith.

19:17 And the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified - So that even the malice of the devil wrought for the furtherance of the Gospel.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 19:15


Ac 19:15,16 And the evil spirit answered. The evil spirit spoke and acted by means of the man possessed. It is possible that in this instance the spirit was overruled so as to magnify the gospel preached by Paul. On this question of demoniacal possession, see PNT "Mt 8:29".

Discussion for Acts 19

View All