English Standard Version
He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
King James Bible
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
American Standard Version
Howbeit he shook off the creature into the fire, and took no harm.
And he indeed shaking off the beast into the fire, suffered no harm.
English Revised Version
Howbeit he shook off the beast into the fire, and took no harm.
Webster's Bible Translation
And he shook off the animal into the fire, and felt no harm.
Weymouth New Testament
He, however, shook the reptile off into the fire and was unhurt.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The beast (τὸ θηρίον)
Luke uses the word in the same way as the medical writers, who employed it to denote venomous serpents, and particularly the viper; so much so that an antidote, made chiefly from the flesh of vipers, was termed θηριακή. A curious bit of etymological history attaches to this latter word. From it came the Latin theriaca, of which our treacle (molasses) is a corruption. Treacle, therefore, is originally a preparation of viper's flesh, and was used later of any antidote. Thus Coverdale's translation of Jeremiah 8:22 has, "There is no more treacle in Gilead." Gurnall ("Christian in Complete Armor") says: "The saints' experiences help them to a sovereign treacle made of the scorpion's own flesh (which they through Christ have slain), and that hath a virtue above all other to expel the venom of Satan's temptations from the heart." So Jeremy Taylor' "We kill the viper and make treacle of him."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."
They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.
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