Acts 8:10
New International Version
and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, "This man is rightly called the Great Power of God."

New Living Translation
Everyone, from the least to the greatest, often spoke of him as “the Great One—the Power of God.”

English Standard Version
They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.”

Berean Study Bible
and all the people, from the least to the greatest, heeded his words and said, “This man is the divine power called the Great Power.”

Berean Literal Bible
to whom all were giving heed, from small to great, saying, "This one is the power of God that is called Great."

New American Standard Bible
and they all, from smallest to greatest, were giving attention to him, saying, "This man is what is called the Great Power of God."

King James Bible
To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

Christian Standard Bible
They all paid attention to him, from the least of them to the greatest, and they said, "This man is called the Great Power of God."

Contemporary English Version
Everyone, rich and poor, crowded around him. They said, "This man is the power of God called 'The Great Power.'"

Good News Translation
and everyone in the city, from all classes of society, paid close attention to him. "He is that power of God known as 'The Great Power,'" they said.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They all paid attention to him, from the least of them to the greatest, and they said, "This man is called the Great Power of God!"

International Standard Version
Everyone from the least to the greatest paid close attention to him, saying, "This is what we call the great power of God!"

NET Bible
All the people, from the least to the greatest, paid close attention to him, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called 'Great.'"

New Heart English Bible
to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is that power of God which is called Great."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were all praying to him, noble and common, and they were saying, “This is the great power of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone from children to adults paid attention to him. They said, "This man is the power of God, and that power is called great."

New American Standard 1977
and they all, from smallest to greatest, were giving attention to him, saying, “This man is what is called the Great Power of God.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This is the great virtue of God.

King James 2000 Bible
To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

American King James Version
To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

American Standard Version
to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is called Great.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom they all gave ear, from the least to the greatest, saying: This man is the power of God, which is called great.

Darby Bible Translation
To whom they had all given heed, from small to great, saying, This is the power of God which is called great.

English Revised Version
to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is called Great.

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

Weymouth New Testament
To him people of all classes paid attention, declaring, "This man is the Power of God, known as the great Power."

World English Bible
to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is that great power of God."

Young's Literal Translation
to whom they were all giving heed, from small unto great, saying, 'This one is the great power of God;'
Study Bible
Simon the Sorcerer
9Prior to that time, a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and astounded the people of Samaria. He claimed to be someone great, 10and all the people, from the least to the greatest, heeded his words and said, “This man is the divine power called the Great Power.” 11They paid close attention to him because he had astounded them for a long time with his sorcery.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 42:1
Then all the commanders of the forces, along with Johanan son of Kareah, Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest, approached

Acts 14:11
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices in the Lycaonian language: "The gods have come down to us in human form!"

Acts 28:6
The islanders were expecting him to swell up or suddenly drop dead. But after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.

Treasury of Scripture

To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

they.

2 Corinthians 11:19
For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

Ephesians 4:14
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

2 Peter 2:2
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

from.

Jeremiah 6:13
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10
Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

Jeremiah 31:34
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

the great power.

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.







Lexicon
[and] all [the people],
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the least
μικροῦ (mikrou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3398: Little, small. Including the comparative mikroteros apparently a primary word; small (figuratively) dignity).

to
ἕως (heōs)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2193: A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

the greatest,
μεγάλου (megalou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

heeded [ his words ]
προσεῖχον (proseichon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4337: From pros and echo; to hold the mind towards, i.e. Pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to.

[and] said,
λέγοντες (legontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“This [man]
Οὗτός (Houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

divine
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

power
δύναμις (dynamis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

called
καλουμένη (kaloumenē)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

[the] Great [Power].”
Μεγάλη (Megalē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.
(10) To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest.--The ready acceptance of the claims of the pretender, may, in part, be traced to the impression made by the presence of "the Christ, the Saviour of the world" (John 4:42). If One had come among them in whom they felt that there was a more than human greatness, why might there not be another manifestation of a like nature? The sorcerer appears as the earliest type of those who were to come with lying signs and wonders so as to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:24; 2Thessalonians 2:9).

This man is the great power of God.--The better MSS. give, "This is the Power of God that is called great." The word "Powers" was used by the Samaritans of the angels or hosts of God, and they probably recognised Simon as one of these and as of special pre-eminence.

Verse 10. - That power of God which is called Great for the great power of God, A.V. and T.R. That power of God, etc. The revised text inserts καλουμένη before μεγάλη. Origen says of Simon that his disciples, the Simoniaus, called him "The Power of God." ('Contra Cels.,' lib. 5:62, where see Delarue's note). According to Tertullian ('De Anima'), he gave himself out as the supreme Father, with other blasphemies. According to St. Jerome on Matthew 24:5, he speaks of himself in different writings as the Word of God, as the Paraclete, the Almighty, the Fullness of God. 8:5-13 As far as the gospel prevails, evil spirits are dislodged, particularly unclean spirits. All inclinations to the lusts of the flesh which war against the soul are such. Distempers are here named, the most difficult to be cured by the course of nature, and most expressive of the disease of sin. Pride, ambition, and desire after grandeur have always caused abundance of mischief, both to the world and to the church. The people said of Simon, This man is the great power of God. See how ignorant and thoughtless people mistake. But how strong is the power of Divine grace, by which they were brought to Christ, who is Truth itself! The people not only gave heed to what Philip said, but were fully convinced that it was of God, and not of men, and gave up themselves to be directed thereby. Even bad men, and those whose hearts still go after covetousness, may come before God as his people come, and for a time continue with them. And many wonder at the proofs of Divine truths, who never experience their power. The gospel preached may have a common operation upon a soul, where it never produced inward holiness. All are not savingly converted who profess to believe the gospel.
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