Acts 19:18

18 Also many of those who were now believers came, 1confessing and divulging 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:

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 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all 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 the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled.
18 Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing 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 continued to increase and prevail mightily.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 3:6; Mark 1:5; Romans 14:11; James 5:16
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