Acts 19:14
New International Version
Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

New Living Translation
Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this.

English Standard Version
Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this.

Berean Study Bible
Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

Berean Literal Bible
And seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, were doing this.

King James Bible
And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

New King James Version
Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.

New American Standard Bible
Now there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this.

NASB 1995
Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

NASB 1977
And seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

Amplified Bible
Seven sons of one [named] Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

Christian Standard Bible
Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, were doing this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

American Standard Version
And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest, who did this.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were seven sons of a man who was a Jew, a Chief Priest, whose name was Sqewa, who were doing this,

Contemporary English Version
Seven sons of a high priest named Sceva were doing this,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were certain men, seven sons of Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest, that did this.

English Revised Version
And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest, which did this.

Good News Translation
Seven brothers, who were the sons of a Jewish High Priest named Sceva, were doing this.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

International Standard Version
Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this.

Literal Standard Version
and there were certain—seven sons of Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest—who are doing this thing;

NET Bible
(Now seven sons of a man named Sceva, a Jewish high priest, were doing this.)

New Heart English Bible
There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this.

Weymouth New Testament
There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew of high-priestly family, who were doing this.

World English Bible
There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this.

Young's Literal Translation
and there were certain -- seven sons of Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest -- who are doing this thing;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sons of Sceva
13Now there were some itinerant Jewish exorcists who tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those with evil spirits. They would say, “I bind you by Jesus, whom Paul proclaims.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15Eventually, one of the evil spirits answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”…

Cross References
Acts 19:13
Now there were some itinerant Jewish exorcists who tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those with evil spirits. They would say, "I bind you by Jesus, whom Paul proclaims."

Acts 19:15
Eventually, one of the evil spirits answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"


Treasury of Scripture

And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.









(14) Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests.--Better, a Jewish chief priest. The word might mean that he was at the head of one of the twenty-four courses into which the priests of the Temple were divided. (See Notes on Matthew 21:15; Luke 3:2.) It is hardly probable, however, that one in that position would have taken to this disreputable calling, and it seems more likely that the title itself was part of the imposture. He called himself a chief priest, and as such St. Luke, or Tyrannus, described him. The scene is brought vividly before us. The seven exorcists, relying partly, we may believe, in the mystical virtue of their number, stand face to face with a demoniac, frenzied and strong like the Gadarene of Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:3-4.

Verse 14. - A chief priest for and chief of the priests, A.V.; this for so, A.V. A chief priest (ἀρχιερεύς); not, of course, in the sense of high priest, but in that wider sense of the word which comprised the chiefs of the twenty-four courses and the members of the Sanhedrim and all who had ever been high priests or who were of the kindred of the high priest (see Matthew 2:4; Matthew 16:21; Matthew 21:15; 23:45, etc.; Luke 9:22; Luke 19:47, etc.; Acts 4:23; Acts 5:24; Acts 9:14, 21, etc.). It is probable that the Eleazar mentioned in the preceding note was a priest, both from his name and because Josephus calls him one of his ὁμοφύλων, which may mean "fellow-tribesmen." The name Sceca occurs nowhere else, nor is its meaning or etymology at all certain. Some identify it with the Latin Scaera (Horace, 'Ep.,' 1. 17:1), "left-handed," l.q. Scaevola; or the Greek Scenes, a proper name in Appian. Simonis gives it an Aramean etymology.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Seven
ἑπτὰ (hepta)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2033: Seven. A primary number; seven.

sons
υἱοὶ (huioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Sceva,
Σκευᾶ (Skeua)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4630: Sceva, an inhabitant of Ephesus. Apparently of Latin origin; left-handed; Scevas, an Israelite.

a Jewish
Ἰουδαίου (Ioudaiou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

chief priest,
ἀρχιερέως (archiereōs)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

were
ἦσαν (ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

doing
ποιοῦντες (poiountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

this.
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.


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