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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Acts Chapter 19

Acts 19:2

act 19:2


Not as in A.V, "since ye believed," but as in R.V. And margin reference, "Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed?" Paul was evidently impressed by the absence of spirituality and power in these so-called disciples. Their answer brought out the fact that they were Jewish proselytes, disciples of John the Baptist, looking backward to an accomplished redemption. (Rom 8:9); (Co1 6:19); (Eph 1:13).

Acts 19:16

act 19:16


The sons of Sceva sought to imitate a power to which they were strangers, only to their own confusion. This striking witness from another side caused fear to fall on all.


(Luk 11:21); (Luk 11:22); (Jo1 4:4).

Acts 19:21

act 19:21


That is, in his own mind.

(See Scofield) - (Act 20:22).

Acts 19:23

act 19:23

about the way

Concerning the Way, that is, Christ. (Joh 14:6).

Acts 19:27

act 19:27


(Greek, "oikoumenē", means "inhabited earth").

(See Scofield) - (Luk 2:1).

Acts 19:28

act 19:28


Greek "Artemis". Not anciently of the Greek pantheon, but an Eastern goddess.

Compare (See Scofield) - (Jdg 2:13).

But "Diana of the Ephesians" was rather a particular image of Artemis, reputed to have fallen from heaven; (Act 19:35).

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