Acts 19:20

20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

Acts 19:20 in Other Translations

20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
20 So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.
20 So the message about the Lord spread widely and had a powerful effect.
20 In such ways it became evident that the Word of the Master was now sovereign and prevailed in Ephesus.
20 In this way the Lord's message flourished and prevailed.

Acts 19:20 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 19:20

So mightily grew the word of God, and prevailed.
] Over conjuring books, conjurers themselves, yea, even the devils; the power of God going along with it, many were converted; which is meant by the increase of it, and were delivered from the power of darkness, out of the hands of Satan, and translated into the kingdom of Christ. Beza's ancient copy reads, the "faith" of God; and the Syriac version, "faith in God".

Acts 19:20 In-Context

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.
21 After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. “After I have been there,” he said, “I must visit Rome also.”
22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Acts 13:48
  • 2. Acts 6:7; Acts 12:24
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