Acts 13:8-12

But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, 10 “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? 11 Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.”

Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12 When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

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One response to “Acts 13:8-12

  1. Paul confronted the man with the strength of the Spirit and with truth. In truth he revealed the man’s deceit and trickery and he spoke of the Lord moving His hand against him to blind him.

    It is ironic that Paul struck him in the way that God had struck Paul in order to call him into the light.

    This sign, and the truth of their message, drew the proconsul to Christ and revealed the Way to him.

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