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Acts 8:10

    Acts 8:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is called Great.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To whom they all gave attention, from the smallest to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is named Great.

    Webster's Revision

    to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is called Great.

    World English Bible

    to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is that great power of God."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is called Great.

    Definitions for Acts 8:10

    Heed - To be careful to consider.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 8:10

    This man is the great power of God - That is, he is invested with it, and can command and use it. They certainly did not believe him to be God; but they thought him to be endued with a great supernatural power.

    There is a remarkable reading here in several MSS. which should not pass unnoticed. In ABCDE, several others, together with the Ethiopic, Armenian, later Syriac, Vulgate, Itala, Origen, and Irenaeus, the word καλουμενη is added before μεγαλη, and the passage reads thus, This person is that power of God which is Called the Great. This appears to be the true reading; but what the Samaritans meant by that power of God which they termed the Great, we know not. Simon endeavored to persuade the people that he was a very great personage, and he succeeded.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 8:10

    The great power of God - Probably this means only that they believed that he was "invested with" the power of God, not that they supposed he was really the Great God.
    Book: Acts