8 And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, having discussions and persuading themabout the kingdom of God.9 But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of [a]the Way before the [b]people, he withdrew from them and took the disciples away with him, and had discussions daily in the school of Tyrannus.10 This took place for two years, so that all who lived in [c]Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
Miracles at Ephesus
11 God was performing extraordinary [d]miracles by the hands of Paul,12 so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.13 But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to [e]use the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, “I order you in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches!”14 Now there were seven sons of [f]Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this.15 But the evil spirit responded and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know of Paul, but who are you?”16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit, pounced on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.17 This became known to all who lived in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified.18 Also many of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.19 And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they added up the prices of [g]the books and found it to be fifty thousand [h]pieces of silver.20 So [i]the word of the Lord was growing and prevailing mightily.
21 Now after these things were finished, Paul resolved in [j]the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.”22 And after he sent into Macedonia two of those who assisted him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in [k]Asia for a while.
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