(3) The Ministry and Its Fruits --
The Lord's Word Growing and Prevailing
8 And he 1entered into the 2asynagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and bpersuading them in the things concerning the 3ckingdom of God.
9 But when some were hardened and would not be persuaded, aspeaking evil of the 1bWay before the multitude, he withdrew from them and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of 2Tyrannus.
10 And this took place for atwo years, so that all those dwelling in bAsia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and cGreeks.
11 And God did 1works of power of no ordinary kind through the ahands of Paul,
12 So that even handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his 1abody to the sick, and their diseases left them, and the evil 2spirits bwent out.
13 But some of the Jewish aexorcists who also went about took it upon themselves to name over those who had evil spirits the bname of the Lord Jesus, saying, I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.
14 And there were seven sons of a certain Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said to them, Jesus I know of, and with Paul I am acquainted; but who are you?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped upon them, subdued both of them, and overpowered them, so that they escaped out of that house naked and wounded.
17 And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, dwelling in Ephesus; and afear fell upon them all, and the bname of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
18 And many of those who had believed came, 1aconfessing and making known their 2practices.
19 And a considerable number of those who practiced magic brought their books together and 1burned them before all; and they counted up the price of them and found it to be fifty thousand 2pieces of silver.
20 1Thus, the word of the Lord agrew mightily and prevailed.