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18.md 1016B

Connecting Statement:

This ends the story about the Jewish exorcists. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/writing-endofstory)

brought their books

“collected their books.” The word “books” refers to scrolls on which magical incantations and formulas were written.

in the sight of everyone

“in front of everyone”

the value of them

“the value of the books” or “the value of the scrolls”

fifty thousand

“50,000” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-numbers)

pieces of silver

A “piece of silver” was the approximate daily wage for a common laborer. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-bmoney)

So the word of the Lord spread very widely in powerful ways

“So because of these powerful deeds, more and more people heard the message about the Lord Jesus” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-synecdoche)

translationWords

  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/believer
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/confess
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/evil
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/magic