Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But [another] magician, named Elymas (which means "the magician") opposed them, trying to discourage the magistrate from hearing about the faith.

New American Standard Bible

But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

But Elymas the sorcerer (this is the meaning of his name) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

International Standard Version

But Elymas the occult practitioner (that is the meaning of his name) continued to oppose them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

A Conservative Version

But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) opposed them, seeking to deviate the proconsul from the faith.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

But Elymas the wise man -- "for that is the translation of his name [ which he had given himself] -- "opposed them, seeking to keep the proconsul from accepting the faith.

Anderson New Testament

But the magician Elymas (for this is his name, when translated) withstood them, desiring to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but Elymas (a name which signifies Magus) opposed them, endeavouring to seduce the proconsul from the faith.

Darby Translation

But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Godbey New Testament

but Elymas the magician (for thus his name is interpreted) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Goodspeed New Testament

But Elymas the magician??or that is the meaning of his name??pposed them, and tried to keep the governor from accepting the faith.

John Wesley New Testament

But Elymas, the magician (so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Julia Smith Translation

And Elymas the magician withstood them, (for so was his name interpreted,) seeking to turn the proconsul from the faith.

King James 2000

But Elymas the magician (for so is his name translated) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Elymas the magician (for his name is translated in this way) opposed them, attempting to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Modern King James verseion

But Elymas the conjurer (for so his name is, if translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the sorcerer Elymas - for so was his name by interpretation - withstood them, and sought to turn away the ruler from the faith.

Moffatt New Testament

But the sorcerer Elymas (for that is the translation of his name) tried to divert the proconsul from the faith.

Montgomery New Testament

But Elymas, "the sorcerer," for that is the translation of his name, opposed them, and tried to divert the proconsul from the faith.

NET Bible

But the magician Elymas (for that is the way his name is translated) opposed them, trying to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

But Elymas the magian (for so is his name interpreted) withstood them, seeking so turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Sawyer New Testament

but Elymas the magian, for so his name is interpreted, opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

The Emphasized Bible

But Elymas the magician, - for so, when translated, is his name, - withstood them; seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But Elymas the magician (for such is his name when interpreted) opposed them, seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But Elymas, the astrologer (for that is the meaning of the word), opposed them, eager to divert the Governor's attention from the Faith.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

But Elymas (or 'the Magician,' for such is the meaning of the name)

Williams New Testament

But Elymas the magician -- for this is the meaning of his name -- continued to oppose them by trying to keep the governor from accepting the faith.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

but Elymas, the sorcerer (for so his name is interpreted) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

Worsley New Testament

But Elymas the magician (for so his name signifies) withstood them endeavouring to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Youngs Literal Translation

and there withstood them Elymas the magian -- for so is his name interpreted -- seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Ἐλύμας 
Elumas 
Usage: 1

the sorcerer
μάγος 
Magos 
Usage: 6

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

is
μεθερμηνεύω 
methermeneuo 
Usage: 7

his

Usage: 0

ὄνομα 
Onoma 
name, named, called, surname , named , not tr
Usage: 162

μεθερμηνεύω 
methermeneuo 
Usage: 7

ἀνθίστημι 
Anthistemi 
Usage: 12


Usage: 0

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

to turn away
διαστρέφω 
Diastrepho 
Usage: 5

the deputy
ἀνθύπατος 
Anthupatos 
Usage: 4

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

Context Readings

Barnabas And Saul Travel To Cyprus

7 He was with a very intelligent magistrate, [a Roman official named] Sergius Paulus. This man called for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the message of God. 8 But [another] magician, named Elymas (which means "the magician") opposed them, trying to discourage the magistrate from hearing about the faith. 9 But Saul, [now] also called Paul, being filled with [the power of] the Holy Spirit, looked at him intently



Cross References

Acts 13:6-7

When they had traveled across the whole island they came to Paphos [a town on the island of Cyprus]; [there] they met a certain magician named Bar-Jesus, who was a Jewish false prophet.

2 Timothy 3:8

These people oppose the truth just like Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have corrupt minds and are worthless as far as the faith is concerned.

2 Timothy 3:8-13

These people oppose the truth just like Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have corrupt minds and are worthless as far as the faith is concerned.

2 Timothy 3:8

These people oppose the truth just like Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have corrupt minds and are worthless as far as the faith is concerned.

2 Timothy 3:8

These people oppose the truth just like Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have corrupt minds and are worthless as far as the faith is concerned.

2 Timothy 3:8-11

These people oppose the truth just like Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have corrupt minds and are worthless as far as the faith is concerned.

2 Timothy 3:8-32

These people oppose the truth just like Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have corrupt minds and are worthless as far as the faith is concerned.

John 1:41

The first thing Andrew did was to find his own brother Simon and say to him, "We have found the Messiah (which means Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one])."

Acts 6:7

So, the message of God increased [in its influence] and the disciples multiplied in number greatly in Jerusalem, [so that even] a large number of [Jewish] priests became obedient to [the message of] the faith.

Acts 8:9

But a certain man named Simon, from there in Samaria, who had been amazing the people with his magical powers, was claiming to be someone great.

Acts 9:36

Now at Joppa [Note: This was also a town on the west coast of Palestine, today called "Jaffa," and is now a part of Tel Aviv] there was a certain disciple named Tabitha (she was also called Dorcas, which means "Gazelle"). She practiced many good deeds and always gave money to poor people.

Acts 13:12

When the magistrate saw this miracle performed, he became a believer [in Christ] and was [continually] amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:14-15

Alexander the metal worker did me much harm; the Lord will repay him for what he did.

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