Acts 19:11-20 (English Standard Version)

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The Sons of Sceva

11 And 1God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 2so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and 3the evil spirits came out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish 4exorcists 5undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, 6"I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims." 14 Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. 15 But the evil spirit answered them, 7"Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?" 16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered alla of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and 8the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. 18 Also many of those who were now believers came, 9confessing and divulging their practices. 19 And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord 10continued to increase and prevail mightily.
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