Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now a certain man {named} Simon had been in the city practicing magic and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying he was someone great.

New American Standard Bible

Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;

King James Version

But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Holman Bible

A man named Simon had previously practiced sorcery in that city and astounded the Samaritan people, while claiming to be somebody great.

International Standard Version

Now in that city there was a man named Simon. He was practicing occult arts and thrilling the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great.

A Conservative Version

But a certain man in the city, Simon by name, was formerly practicing sorcery, and fascinating the nation of Samaria, saying himself to be some great man,

American Standard Version

But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who beforetime in the city used sorcery, and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Amplified

But there was a man named Simon, who had formerly practiced magic arts in the city to the utter amazement of the Samaritan nation, claiming that he himself was an extraordinary and distinguished person.

An Understandable Version

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.

Anderson New Testament

But there was a certain man, named Simon, who had, be fore this time, been practicing magic in the city, and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying that he was some great one;

Bible in Basic English

But there was a certain man named Simon, who in the past had been a wonder-worker and a cause of surprise to the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was a great man:

Common New Testament

Now there was a man named Simon, who had formerly practiced magic in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great,

Daniel Mace New Testament

One Simon was then resident in that place, who pretended to be something extra-ordinary, and by his magical practices had so enchanted the people of Samaria,

Darby Translation

But a certain man, by name Simon, had been before in the city, using magic arts, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, saying that himself was some great one.

Godbey New Testament

And a certain man, by name Simon, was formerly practicing magic in the city, and bewitching the nation of Samaria, saying that himself was some great man:

Goodspeed New Testament

There was a man named Simon in the town, who had been amazing the Samaritan people by practicing magic there, and who made great pretensions.

John Wesley New Testament

But a certain man, named Simon, had been before in the city, using magic, and astonishing the Samaritans, saying, that he was some great one.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But there was a certain man called Simon, who before this in the same city used magic arts and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that he himself was some great one,

Julia Smith Translation

And a certain man, Simon by name, was before in the city using magic, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, saying himself to be somebody great:

King James 2000

But there was a certain man, called Simon, who previously in the same city used sorcery, and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that he was some great one:

Modern King James verseion

But a certain man called Simon had long been conjuring in the city, and amazing the nation of Samaria, claiming himself to be some great one.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And there was a certain man called Simon, which beforetime in the same city, used witchcraft and bewitched the people of Samaria, saying that he was a man that could do great things.

Moffatt New Testament

Now for some time previous a man called Simon had been practising magic arts in the town, to the utter astonishment of the Samaritan nation; he made himself out to be a great person,

Montgomery New Testament

Now for some time a man named Simon had been practicing sorcery in that city, and had amazed the people of Samaria. He gave himself out to be some great person.

NET Bible

Now in that city was a man named Simon, who had been practicing magic and amazing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great.

New Heart English Bible

But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who used to practice sorcery in the city, and amazed the people of Samaria, making himself out to be some great one,

Noyes New Testament

But before their arrival a certain man, named Simon, was in the city, a man practising sorcery, and amazing the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was some great person;

Sawyer New Testament

And there was a man by the name of Simon who formerly practised magic in that city, and astonished the nation of Samaria, saying that he was some great person,

The Emphasized Bible

But, a certain man named Simon, was already in the city, practising magical arts, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, - saying that himself was someone great:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But a certain man, named Simon, lived previously in that city, who practised magic, and astonished the nation of Samaria, giving out himself as an extraordinary great personage:

Twentieth Century New Testament

There was staying in the city a man named Simon, who had been practicing magic there and mystifying the Samaritan people, giving himself out to be some great Being.

Webster

But there was a certain man called Simon, who before in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Weymouth New Testament

Now for some time past there had been a man named Simon living there, who had been practising magic and astonishing the Samaritans, pretending that he was more than human.

Williams New Testament

There was a man named Simon in the city, who had kept the Samaritan people thrilled by practicing magic there and by claiming to be a great man.

World English Bible

But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who used to practice sorcery in the city, and amazed the people of Samaria, making himself out to be some great one,

Worrell New Testament

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;

Worsley New Testament

But there was before in the city a man named Simon practising magic and bewitching the people of Samaria, giving out that he was some great person.

Youngs Literal Translation

And a certain man, by name Simon, was before in the city using magic, and amazing the nation of Samaria, saying himself to be a certain great one,

Interlinear

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

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

man
ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man, husband, sir, fellow, not tr
Usage: 198

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

Σίμων 
Simon 
Usage: 65

προΰπάρχω 
Prouparcho 
Usage: 2

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the same city
πόλις 
Polis 
Usage: 132

μαγεύω 
Mageuo 
Usage: 1

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐξίστημι 
Existemi 
Usage: 17

the people
ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

of Samaria
Σαμάρεια 
Samareia 
Usage: 10

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

was
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

Context Readings

Philip Preaches In Samaria

8 And there was great joy in that city. 9 Now a certain man {named} Simon had been in the city practicing magic and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying he was someone great. 10 They were all paying attention to {him}, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called 'Great.'"



Cross References

Acts 5:36

For before these days, Theudas rose up saying he was somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined {him}. {He} was executed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.

Acts 13:6

And [when they] had crossed over the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain man, a magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name [was] Bar-Jesus,

Exodus 7:11

And Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did likewise with their secret arts.

Exodus 7:22

And the magicians of Egypt did likewise with their secret arts, and Pharaoh's heart was hard, and he did not listen to them, as Yahweh had spoken.

Exodus 8:18-19

And the magicians did so with their secret arts to bring out the gnats, but they were not able, and the gnats were on the humans and on the animals.

Exodus 9:11

And the magicians were not able to stand before Moses because of the skin sores, for the skin sores were on the magicians and on all [the] Egyptians.

Leviticus 20:6

As for the person who turns to the mediums and the soothsayers to prostitute after them, I will set my face against that person, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12

[There] shall not be found among you one who makes his son or his daughter go through the fire, [or] {one who practices divination}, [or] an interpreter of signs, or an augur, or sorcerer,

John 7:18

The one who speaks from himself seeks his own glory. But the one who seeks the glory of the one who sent him--this one is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Acts 8:11

And they were paying attention to him because for a long time he had astonished them with [his] magic.

Acts 16:16-18

And it happened that [as] we were going to the place of prayer, a certain female slave who had a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing a large profit to her owners [by] fortune-telling.

Acts 19:18-20

And many of those who had believed came, confessing and disclosing their practices,

2 Thessalonians 2:4

who opposes and who exalts himself over every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God.

2 Timothy 3:2

for people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, slanderers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

2 Timothy 3:5

maintaining a form of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid these [people].

2 Timothy 3:8-9

And {just as} Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these oppose the truth, people corrupted in mind, disqualified concerning the faith.

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,

Revelation 13:13-14

And he performs great signs, so that he even causes fire from heaven to come down to the earth before people.

Revelation 22:15

Outside [are] the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral people and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and who practices falsehood.

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