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This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace. (Acts 16:18-19)


Relate: In the story we read in Acts 16, the New Living Translation says the slave girl had a spirit that enabled her to tell the future. The NIV reads 16:16 similarly and the NASB translates: “a slave-girl having a spirit of divination…” The KJV and NKJV switch that around. They tell of a “slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination”. She didn’t have the spirit, the spirit had her. Either way, a more literal translation, rather than “spirit of divination” would be…

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