13 Then some of the traveling Jewish exorcists also attempted
to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying,
“I implore you and solemnly command you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches!”
14 Seven sons of one [named] Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
15 But the evil spirit retorted, “I know and recognize and acknowledge Jesus,
and I know about Paul, but as for you, who are you?”
16 Then the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued
[a]all of them and overpowered them, so that they ran out of that house
[in terror, stripped] 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 magnified and exalted.
18 Many of those who had become believers were coming,
confessing and disclosing their [former sinful] practices.
19 And many of those who had practiced magical arts collected their books
and [throwing book after book on the pile] began burning them in front of everyone.
They calculated their value and found it to be [b]50,000 pieces of silver.
20 So the word of the Lord [concerning eternal salvation through faith
in Christ] was growing greatly and prevailing.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”