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Acts 13:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But Elymas the magician,—for so, when translated, is his name,—withstood them; seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and there withstood them Elymas the magian—for so is his name interpreted—seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But Elymas the magician (for so his name is interpreted) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turne away the deputy from the faith.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But this sorcerer, Bar Shuma, whose name interpreted is Elymos, stood against them, because he desired to avert the proconsul from faith.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And this sorcerer, Bar-Suma, (whose name is interpreted, Elymas,) withstood them; because he wished to divert the proconsul from the faith.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Elymas 1681
{1681} Prime
Ἐλύμας
Elumas
{el-oo'-mas}
Of foreign origin; Elymas, a wizard.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
sorcerer 3097
{3097} Prime
μάγος
magos
{mag'-os}
Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician.
(for 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
so 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
is his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
name y3686
[3686] Standard
ὄνομα
onoma
{on'-om-ah}
From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a 'name' (literally or figuratively), (authority, character).
by interpretation) 3177
{3177} Prime
μεθερμηνεύω
methermeneuo
{meth-er-mane-yoo'-o}
From G3326 and G2059; to explain over, that is, translate.
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x3696
(3696) Complement
ὅπλον
hoplon
{hop'-lon}
Probably from the primary word ἕπω [[hepo]] (to be busy about); an implement or utensil or tool (literally or figuratively, especially offensive for war).
withstood 436
{0436} Prime
ἀνθίστημι
anthistemi
{anth-is'-tay-mee}
From G0473 and G2476; to stand against, that is, oppose.
z5710
<5710> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 34
them, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
seeking 2212
{2212} Prime
ζητέω
zeteo
{dzay-teh'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
to turn away 1294
{1294} Prime
διαστρέφω
diastrepho
{dee-as-tref'-o}
From G1223 and G4762; to distort, that is, (figuratively) misinterpret, or (morally) corrupt.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
deputy 446
{0446} Prime
ἀνθύπατος
anthupatos
{anth-oo'-pat-os}
From G0473 and a superlative of G5228; instead of the highest officer, that is, (specifically) a Roman proconsul.
from 575
{0575} Prime
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
faith. 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 13:8-12

_ _ But Elymas — or “the wise.”

_ _ for so is his name by interpretation — the word is from the Arabic.

_ _ withstood them — perceiving, probably, how eagerly the proconsul was drinking in the word, and fearing a dismissal. (Compare 2 Timothy 3:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 13:4-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 13:8

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

(4) The devil makes Christ's victory more glorious in that he sets himself against him.

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Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name [was] Barjesus:
Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
John 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

withstood:

Exodus 7:11-13 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. ... And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?
Jeremiah 28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, [and] in the fifth month, [that] Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which [was] of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
Jeremiah 28:10-11 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it. ... And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
Jeremiah 29:24-32 [Thus] shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying, ... Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the LORD.
2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
2 Timothy 4:14-15 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: ... Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
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Ex 7:11. 1K 22:24. Jr 28:1, 10; 29:24. Jn 1:41. Ac 9:36; 13:6. 2Ti 3:8; 4:14.

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