Withstood them (anthistato autois). Imperfect middle of anthistēmi, to stand against (face to face). Dative case (autois). He persisted in his opposition and was unwilling to lose his great prize. There may have been a public discussion between Elymas and Saul.
To turn aside (diastrepsai). First aorist active infinitive of diastrephō, old verb to turn or twist in two, to distort, to pervert (cf. Mat 17:17; Luk 23:2).