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Acts 19:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Many also of them that had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And many of those that believed came confessing and declaring their deeds.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Many also of them who had believed, were coming, making open confession, and renouncing their practices.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— many also of those who did believe were coming, confessing and declaring their acts,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And many of them that believed came, confessing and declaring their deeds
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And many that beleeued came, and confessed, and shewed their deedes.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And many of those who believed came and acknowledged their sins, and confessed whatever they had done.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And many of them that believed, came and narrated their faults, and confessed what they had done.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 5037
{5037} Prime
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
many 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
that believed 4100
{4100} Prime
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5761
<5761> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 193
came, 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5711
<5711> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 184
and confessed, 1843
{1843} Prime
ἐξομολογέω
exomologeo
{ex-om-ol-og-eh'-o}
From G1537 and G3670; to acknowledge or (by implication of assent) agree fully.
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
shewed 312
{0312} Prime
ἀναγγέλλω
anaggello
{an-ang-el'-lo}
From G0303 and the base of G0032; to announce (in detail).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
their 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.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
deeds. 4234
{4234} Prime
πρᾶξις
praxis
{prax'-is}
From G4238; practice, that is, (concretely) an act; by extension a function.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 19:18-20

_ _ many that believed came and confessed ... their deeds — the dupes of magicians, etc., acknowledging how shamefully they had been deluded, and how deeply they had allowed themselves to be implicated in such practices.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 19:13-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 19:18

Many came confessing — Of their own accord, and openly declaring their deeds — The efficacy of God's word, penetrating the inmost recesses of their soul, wrought that free and open confession to which perhaps even torments would not have compelled them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 19:18

(5) And many that believed came, and (h) confessed, and shewed their deeds.

(5) Conjuring and sorcery is condemned by open testimony, and by the authority of the apostle.

(h) Confessed their errors, and openly detested them, being terrified with the fear of the judgment of God: and how does this compare to confession to a priest?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
confessed:

Leviticus 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send [him] away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:
Leviticus 26:40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
Job 33:27-28 He looketh upon men, and [if any] say, I have sinned, and perverted [that which was] right, and it profited me not; ... He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
Psalms 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall have mercy.
Jeremiah 3:13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
Ezekiel 16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that [were] not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
Matthew 3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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Lv 16:21; 26:40. Jb 33:27. Ps 32:5. Pv 28:13. Jr 3:13. Ezk 16:63; 36:31. Mt 3:6. Ro 10:10. 1Jn 1:9.

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