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elymas

elymas in the Bible

magician or sorcerer, the Arabic name of the Jew Bar-jesus, who withstood Paul and Barnabas in Cyprus. He was miraculously struck with blindness (Acts 13:11).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • But elymas the sorcerer withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • elymas the sorcerer, was struck blind for a season by St. Paul, for his frauds and wickedness.

    Medica Sacra Richard Mead
  • But elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

  • But elymas the sorcerer, (for so his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

    Biblical Extracts Robert Cooper
  • In the Excecation of elymas, composition and expression owe little of their roundness and evidence to chiaroscuro.

  • But elymas the magician (for so his name is interpreted) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

  • Paul cursed elymas, the sorcerer, with blindness, and the same curse was sealed and confirmed upon him immediately.

    Spencer's Letters Orson Spencer
  • elymas the sorcerer stretches both hands forward in the same direction, which gives perfectly the expression intended.

    Sir Joshua Reynolds' Discourses Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • But no sooner did Paul's departure take place, than elymas, from being the second, became again the first.

    Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham

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