Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
And, on the sabbath day, we went forth without the gate by a river, where we were supposing there was a place of prayer; and, sitting down, we were speaking to the women who had assembled together.
And this she was doing for many days. But Paul, having been troubled, and turning, said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out from her." And it came out that very hour!
But a certain man, Simon by name, was in the city before, using sorcery, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, affirming himself to be some great one;
idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strifes, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties,
2 Timothy 3:8
And as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so also do these withstand the truth; men utterly corrupted in mind, disapproved concerning the faith.
For a certain one, Demetrius by name, a silver-smith, making silver shrines of Diana, was bringing to the artisans no small business;
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all the evils; which some reaching after wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
2 Peter 2:3
and, in covetousness, will they, with feigned words, make merchandise of you; for whom the judgment from of old lingers not, and their destruction slumbers not.
"And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her; because no one buys their merchandise any more;