New American Standard Bible
And the evil spirit answered and said to them, "I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"
King James Bible
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
Darby Bible Translation
But the wicked spirit answering said to them, Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; but ye, who are ye?
World English Bible
The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?"
Young's Literal Translation
and the evil spirit, answering, said, 'Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; and ye -- who are ye?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Jesus I know - His power to cast out devils I know. Compare Matthew 8:29.
Paul I know - Paul's power to cast out devils, Acts . Acts 19:12.
But who are ye? - What power have you over evil spirits? By what right do you attempt to expel them? The meaning is, "You belong neither to Jesus nor Paul, and you have no right or authority to at tempt to work miracles in the name of either."
LibraryThe Fight with Wild Beasts at Ephesus
'After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. 22. So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season. 23. And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. 24. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Paul's Journeys Acts 13:1-38:31
The Spirit and Power of Elias.
Baptism unto Repentance
Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
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