Acts 19:19

Overview - Acts 19
The Holy Ghost is given by Paul's hands.
The Jews blaspheme his doctrine, which is confirmed by miracles.
13 The Jewish exorcists,
16 are beaten by the devil.
19 Conjuring books are burnt.
21 Demetrius, for love of gain, raises an uproar against Paul;
35 which is appeased by the townclerk.
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Acts 19:19  (King James Version)
Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
 


used
8:9-11 Acts 13:6 Acts 13:8 Exodus 7:11 Exodus 7:22 ; Deuteronomy 18:10-12 ; 1 Samuel 28:7-9 ; 1 Chronicles 10:13
2 Chronicles 33:6 ; Isaiah 8:19 ; Isaiah 47:12 Isaiah 47:13 Daniel 2:2

curious
[Periergos ,] curious, that is, magical arts, in which sense the word is used in the Greek writers. The study of magic was prosecuted with such zeal at Ephesus, that [Ephesios gramma ,] the Ephesian letters, certain charms, or words used in incantation, became much celebrated in antiquity.

and burned
Genesis 35:4 ; Exodus 32:20 ; Deuteronomy 7:25 Deuteronomy 7:26 ; Isaiah 2:20 Isaiah 2:21 ; 30:22 Matthew 5:29 Matthew 5:30
Luke 14:33 ; Hebrews 10:34

fifty
Probably Attic drachms; which at 7
d. each, would amount to 1,562
10s. or at, 9d. each, to 1,875.
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