Acts 19:18

18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done.

Acts 19:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
ESV
18 Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.
NLT
18 Many who became believers confessed their sinful practices.
MSG
18 Many of those who thus believed came out of the closet and made a clean break with their secret sorceries.
CSB
18 And many who had become believers came confessing and disclosing their practices,

Acts 19:18 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 19:18

And many that believed
In Jesus Christ, whose name was spoken of with great respect, and which spread fear in every person:

came;
to the apostle:

and confessed;
their sins; and acknowledged what a wicked life they had led:

and showed their deeds;
their former evil deeds, which they had been guilty of; one copy reads, "their sins"; see ( Matthew 3:6 ) .

Acts 19:18 In-Context

16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.
18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done.
19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.
20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.