Acts 19

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Acts 19 Text (WEB)
  1. It happened that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper country, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples.
  2. He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They said to him, "No, we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
  3. He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism."
  4. Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus."
  5. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
  6. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke with other languages and prophesied.
  7. They were about twelve men in all.
  8. He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God.
  9. But when some were hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
  10. This continued for two years, so that all those who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
  11. God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul,
  12. so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick, and the evil spirits went out.
  13. But some of the itinerant Jews, exorcists, took on themselves to invoke over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches."
  14. There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this.
  15. The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?"
  16. The man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
  17. This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived at Ephesus. Fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
  18. Many also of those who had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds.
  19. Many of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. They counted the price of them, and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.
  20. So the word of the Lord was growing and becoming mighty.
  21. Now after these things had ended, Paul determined in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."
  22. Having sent into Macedonia two of those who served him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
  23. About that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way.
  24. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen,
  25. whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, you know that by this business we have our wealth.
  26. You see and hear, that not at Ephesus alone, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are no gods, that are made with hands.
  27. Not only is there danger that this our trade come into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be counted as nothing, and her majesty destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worships."
  28. When they heard this they were filled with anger, and cried out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
  29. The whole city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel.
  30. When Paul wanted to enter in to the people, the disciples didn't allow him.
  31. Certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent to him and begged him not to venture into the theater.
  32. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another, for the assembly was in confusion. Most of them didn't know why they had come together.
  33. They brought Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. Alexander beckoned with his hand, and would have made a defense to the people.
  34. But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice for a time of about two hours cried out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
  35. When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus?
  36. Seeing then that these things can't be denied, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash.
  37. For you have brought these men here, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of your goddess.
  38. If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a matter against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them press charges against one another.
  39. But if you seek anything about other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.
  40. For indeed we are in danger of being accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause. Concerning it, we wouldn't be able to give an account of this commotion."
  41. When he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
Acts 19 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויהי בהיות אפולוס בקורנתוס ויעבר פולוס במדינות העליונת וירד אל אפסוס וימצא שם תלמידים׃
  2. ויאמר אליהם הקבלתם את רוח הקדש אחרי אשר האמנתם ויאמרו אליו אף לא שמענו כי ישנו רוח הקדש׃
  3. ויאמר אליהם על מה אפוא הטבלתם ויאמרו על טבילת יוחנן׃
  4. ויאמר פולוס יוחנן הטביל בטבילת התשובה ואמר אל העם כי האמן יאמינו באשר יבוא אחריו והוא המשיח ישוע׃
  5. ויהי כשמעם זאת ויבאו להטבל בשם ישוע האדון׃
  6. ויסמך פולוס את ידיו עליהם ויבא עליהם רוח הקדש וימללו בלשנות ויתנבאו׃
  7. ויהיו כלם כשנים עשר איש׃
  8. ויבא אל בית הכנסת ויקרא שם בבטחון לבב וידבר עמם כשלשה חדשים ויט את לבם אל דברי מלכות האלהים׃
  9. אך מקצתם הקשו את לבבם ולא האמינו וידברו סרה על הדרך הזה לפני הקהל ויסר מהם ויבדל מתוכם את התלמידים וידבר אתם יום יום בבית המדרש של טורנוס׃
  10. וכן היתה כשנתים ימים עד כי שמעו כל ישבי אסיא גם יהודים גם יונים את דבר ישוע האדון׃
  11. וגבורות גדלות עשה האלהים על ידי פולוס׃
  12. עד כי גם הניחו סודרים וחגרת מעל עור בשרו על החולים ויסורו מהם תחלאיהם וגם הרוחות הרעות יצאו׃
  13. ואנשים מן היהודים הסבבים ומלחשים הואילו להזכיר את שם ישוע האדון על אחוזי הרוחות הרעות לאמר משביע אני אתכם בישוע אשר פולוס קרא אותו׃
  14. והעשים ככה היו שבעת בני סקוה אחד מגדולי כהני היהודים׃
  15. ויען הרוח ויאמר את ישוע אני מכיר ואת פולוס אני ידע ומי אתם׃
  16. ויקפץ עליהם בעל הרוח הרעה ויגבר עליהם ויכבשם עד כי נסו מן הבית ההוא עירמים ופצועים׃
  17. ויודע הדבר לכל היהודים והיונים ישבי אפסוס ויפל פחד על כלם ויגדל שם האדון ישוע׃
  18. ורבים מן המאמינים באו ויתודו ויודיעו את אשר עשו׃
  19. ורבים אשר עשקו במעשי כשפים הביאו את ספריהם וישרפום לעיני כל ויחשבו את ערכם וימצאהו חמשת רבבות דינרים׃
  20. ודבר יהוה גבר מאד וילך הלך וחזק׃
  21. ויהי ככלות הדברים האלה יעץ פולוס ברוחו לעבר בתוך מקדוניא ואכיא וללכת ירושלים ויאמר אחרי היותי שמה ראה אראה גם את רומי׃
  22. וישלח שנים מן המשרתים אתו את טימותיוס ואת ארסטוס אל מקדוניא והוא התמהמה עוד ימים באסיא׃
  23. ותהי בעת ההיא מהומה לא קטנה על אדות דרך יהוה׃
  24. כי צורף כסף אחד דמטריוס שמו עשה היכלות כסף של ארטמיס המציא לחרשים משכרת לא מעט׃
  25. ויקהל אתם ואת שאר העסקים במלאכה ההיא ויאמר אנשים אתם ידעים כי מן המלאכה הזאת עשינו כבוד׃
  26. ואתם ראים ושמעים אשר לא באפסוס לבדה כי גם כמעט באסיא כלה זה פולוס פתה והדיח המון עם רב לאמר לא אלהים אלה הנעשים בידים׃
  27. ועתה עוד מעט ולא לבד חלקנו זה יהיה לבוז כי אם גם היכל ארטמיס המלכת הגדולה יחשב לאין ותכלה תפארתה אשר כל אסיא וכל ישבי תבל מכבדים אותה׃
  28. ויהי כשמעם את דבריו וימלאו חמה ויצעקו לאמר גדולה ארטמיס של האפסיים׃
  29. ותמלא כל העיר מבוכה ויסערו כלם יחדו אל התאטרון ויחטפו אתם את גיוס ואת ארסטרכוס אנשים מקדונים וחברי פולוס במסעיו׃
  30. ויאל פולוס לבוא אל תוך העם ולא הניחו לו התלמידים׃
  31. וגם מקצת ראשי אסיא אשר היו אהביו שלחו אליו ויזהירו אתו אשר לא ימלאהו לבו לבוא אל התאטרון׃
  32. ויצעקו שם אלה בכה ואלה בכה כי מבוכה גדולה היתה בקהל ורבם לא ידעו על מה זה נאספו׃
  33. וימשכו מתוך ההמון את אלכסנדר והיהודים דחו אתו עד צאתו וינף אלכסנדר את ידו ויבקש להצטדק לפני העם׃
  34. והמה כהכירם כי הוא יהודי נשאו כלם קול ויצעקו כשתי שעות לאמר גדולה ארטמיס של האפסיים׃
  35. ויהס סופר העיר את העם ויאמר אנשי אפסוס מי הוא האיש אשר לא ידע כי העיר אפסוס סכנת היא להיכל של ארטמיס המלכת הגדולה ולצלמה היורד מן השמים׃
  36. ויען אשר אין לכחש בדברים האלה ראוי לכם להיות שקטים ולא לעשות דבר נמהר׃
  37. כי הבאתם את האנשים האלה אשר אינם גזלי מקדש גם אינם מגדפי מלכתכם׃
  38. לכן אם לדמטריוס ולחרשים אשר אתו דבר ריב עם איש הנה לנו ימי בית דין ושרי המדינה ויביאו אליהם את ריבם׃
  39. ואם תבקשו דבר אחר שפוט ישפט בקהל כפי החק׃
  40. כי הלא בסכנה אנחנו להתחיב במרד בעבור היום הזה ודבר אין לנו לתת דין וחשבון על הרגשה הזאת׃
  41. ויהי כאשר כלה לדבר כדברים האלה וישלח את הקהל׃
Acts 19 Text (Greek)
  1. εγενετο δε εν τω τον απολλω ειναι εν κορινθω παυλον διελθοντα τα ανωτερικα μερη εις εφεσον και ευρειν τινας μαθητας
  2. ειπεν τε προς αυτους ει πνευμα αγιον ελαβετε πιστευσαντες οι δε προς αυτον αλλ ουδ ει πνευμα αγιον εστιν ηκουσαμεν
  3. ειπεν τε εις τι ουν εβαπτισθητε οι δε ειπαν εις το ιωαννου βαπτισμα
  4. ειπεν δε παυλος ιωαννης εβαπτισεν βαπτισμα μετανοιας τω λαω λεγων εις τον ερχομενον μετ αυτον ινα πιστευσωσιν τουτ εστιν εις τον ιησουν
  5. ακουσαντες δε εβαπτισθησαν εις το ονομα του κυριου ιησου
  6. και επιθεντος αυτοις του παυλου χειρας ηλθεν το πνευμα το αγιον επ αυτους ελαλουν τε γλωσσαις και επροφητευον
  7. ησαν δε οι παντες ανδρες ωσει δωδεκα
  8. εισελθων δε εις την συναγωγην επαρρησιαζετο επι μηνας τρεις διαλεγομενος και πειθων περι της βασιλειας του θεου
  9. ως δε τινες εσκληρυνοντο και ηπειθουν κακολογουντες την οδον ενωπιον του πληθους αποστας απ αυτων αφωρισεν τους μαθητας καθ ημεραν διαλεγομενος εν τη σχολη τυραννου
  10. τουτο δε εγενετο επι ετη δυο ωστε παντας τους κατοικουντας την ασιαν ακουσαι τον λογον του κυριου ιουδαιους τε και ελληνας
  11. δυναμεις τε ου τας τυχουσας ο θεος εποιει δια των χειρων παυλου
  12. ωστε και επι τους ασθενουντας αποφερεσθαι απο του χρωτος αυτου σουδαρια η σιμικινθια και απαλλασσεσθαι απ αυτων τας νοσους τα τε πνευματα τα πονηρα εκπορευεσθαι
  13. επεχειρησαν δε τινες και των περιερχομενων ιουδαιων εξορκιστων ονομαζειν επι τους εχοντας τα πνευματα τα πονηρα το ονομα του κυριου ιησου λεγοντες ορκιζω υμας τον ιησουν ον παυλος κηρυσσει
  14. ησαν δε τινος σκευα ιουδαιου αρχιερεως επτα υιοι τουτο ποιουντες
  15. αποκριθεν δε το πνευμα το πονηρον ειπεν αυτοις τον ιησουν γινωσκω και τον παυλον επισταμαι υμεις δε τινες εστε
  16. και εφαλομενος ο ανθρωπος επ αυτους εν ω ην το πνευμα το πονηρον κατακυριευσας αμφοτερων ισχυσεν κατ αυτων ωστε γυμνους και τετραυματισμενους εκφυγειν εκ του οικου εκεινου
  17. τουτο δε εγενετο γνωστον πασιν ιουδαιοις τε και ελλησιν τοις κατοικουσιν την εφεσον και επεπεσεν φοβος επι παντας αυτους και εμεγαλυνετο το ονομα του κυριου ιησου
  18. πολλοι τε των πεπιστευκοτων ηρχοντο εξομολογουμενοι και αναγγελλοντες τας πραξεις αυτων
  19. ικανοι δε των τα περιεργα πραξαντων συνενεγκαντες τας βιβλους κατεκαιον ενωπιον παντων και συνεψηφισαν τας τιμας αυτων και ευρον αργυριου μυριαδας πεντε
  20. ουτως κατα κρατος του κυριου ο λογος ηυξανεν και ισχυεν
  21. ως δε επληρωθη ταυτα εθετο ο παυλος εν τω πνευματι διελθων την μακεδονιαν και αχαιαν πορευεσθαι εις ιεροσολυμα ειπων οτι μετα το γενεσθαι με εκει δει με και ρωμην ιδειν
  22. αποστειλας δε εις την μακεδονιαν δυο των διακονουντων αυτω τιμοθεον και εραστον αυτος επεσχεν χρονον εις την ασιαν
  23. εγενετο δε κατα τον καιρον εκεινον ταραχος ουκ ολιγος περι της οδου
  24. δημητριος γαρ τις ονοματι αργυροκοπος ποιων ναους αρτεμιδος παρειχετο τοις τεχνιταις ουκ ολιγην εργασιαν
  25. ους συναθροισας και τους περι τα τοιαυτα εργατας ειπεν ανδρες επιστασθε οτι εκ ταυτης της εργασιας η ευπορια ημιν εστιν
  26. και θεωρειτε και ακουετε οτι ου μονον εφεσου αλλα σχεδον πασης της ασιας ο παυλος ουτος πεισας μετεστησεν ικανον οχλον λεγων οτι ουκ εισιν θεοι οι δια χειρων γινομενοι
  27. ου μονον δε τουτο κινδυνευει ημιν το μερος εις απελεγμον ελθειν αλλα και το της μεγαλης θεας αρτεμιδος ιερον εις ουθεν λογισθηναι μελλειν τε και καθαιρεισθαι της μεγαλειοτητος αυτης ην ολη ασια και οικουμενη σεβεται
  28. ακουσαντες δε και γενομενοι πληρεις θυμου εκραζον λεγοντες μεγαλη η αρτεμις εφεσιων
  29. και επλησθη η πολις της συγχυσεως ωρμησαν τε ομοθυμαδον εις το θεατρον συναρπασαντες γαιον και αρισταρχον μακεδονας συνεκδημους παυλου
  30. παυλου δε βουλομενου εισελθειν εις τον δημον ουκ ειων αυτον οι μαθηται
  31. τινες δε και των ασιαρχων οντες αυτω φιλοι πεμψαντες προς αυτον παρεκαλουν μη δουναι εαυτον εις το θεατρον
  32. αλλοι μεν ουν αλλο τι εκραζον ην γαρ η εκκλησια συγκεχυμενη και οι πλειους ουκ ηδεισαν τινος ενεκα συνεληλυθεισαν
  33. εκ δε του οχλου συνεβιβασαν αλεξανδρον προβαλοντων αυτον των ιουδαιων ο δε αλεξανδρος κατασεισας την χειρα ηθελεν απολογεισθαι τω δημω
  34. επιγνοντες δε οτι ιουδαιος εστιν φωνη εγενετο μια εκ παντων επι ωρας δυο κραζοντων μεγαλη η αρτεμις εφεσιων
  35. καταστειλας δε φησιν ανδρες εφεσιοι τις γαρ εστιν ανθρωπων ος ου γινωσκει την εφεσιων πολιν νεωκορον ουσαν της μεγαλης αρτεμιδος και του διοπετους
  36. αναντιρρητων ουν οντων τουτων δεον εστιν υμας κατεσταλμενους υπαρχειν και μηδεν προπετες πρασσειν
  37. ηγαγετε γαρ τους ανδρας τουτους ουτε ιεροσυλους ουτε βλασφημουντας την θεον ημων
  38. ει μεν ουν δημητριος και οι συν αυτω τεχνιται εχουσιν προς τινα λογον αγοραιοι αγονται και ανθυπατοι εισιν εγκαλειτωσαν αλληλοις
  39. ει δε τι περαιτερω επιζητειτε εν τη εννομω εκκλησια επιλυθησεται
  40. και γαρ κινδυνευομεν εγκαλεισθαι στασεως περι της σημερον μηδενος αιτιου υπαρχοντος περι ου δυνησομεθα αποδουναι λογον περι της συστροφης ταυτης
  41. και ταυτα ειπων απελυσεν την εκκλησιαν
Acts 19 Text (Latin)
  1. Factum est autem cum Apollo esset Corinthi, ut Paulus peragratis superioribus partibus veniret Ephesum, et inveniret quosdam discipulos :
  2. dixitque ad eos : Si Spiritum Sanctum accepistis credentes ? At illi dixerunt ad eum : Sed neque si Spiritus Sanctus est, audivimus.
  3. Ille vero ait : In quo ergo baptizati estis ? Qui dixerunt : In Joannis baptismate.
  4. Dixit autem Paulus : Joannes baptizavit baptismo pœnitentiæ populum, dicens : In eum qui venturus esset post ipsum, ut crederent, hoc est, in Jesum.
  5. His auditis, baptizati sunt in nomine Domini Jesu.
  6. Et cum imposuisset illis manus Paulus, venit Spiritus Sanctus super eos, et loquebantur linguis, et prophetabant.
  7. Erant autem omnes viri fere duodecim.
  8. Introgressus autem synagogam, cum fiducia loquebatur per tres menses, disputans, et suadens de regno Dei.
  9. Cum autem quidam indurarentur, et non crederent, maledicentes viam Domini coram multitudine, discedens ab eis, segregavit discipulos, quotidie disputans in schola tyranni cujusdam.
  10. Hoc autem factum est per biennium, ita ut omnes qui habitabant in Asia, audirent verbum Domini, Judæi atque gentiles.
  11. Virtutesque non quaslibet faciebat Deus per manum Pauli :
  12. ita ut etiam super languidos deferrentur a corpore ejus sudaria, et semicinctia, et recedebant ab eis languores, et spiritus nequam egrediebantur.
  13. Tentaverunt autem quidam et de circumeuntibus Judæis exorcistis, invocare super eos qui habebant spiritus malos, nomen Domini Jesu, dicentes : Adjuro vos per Jesum, quem Paulus prædicat.
  14. Erant autem quidam Judæi Scevæ principis sacerdotum septem filii, qui hoc faciebant.
  15. Respondens autem spiritus nequam dixit eis : Jesum novi, et Paulum scio : vos autem qui estis ?
  16. Et insiliens in eos homo, in quo erat dæmonium pessimum, et dominatus amborum, invaluit contra eos, ita ut nudi et vulnerati effugerent de domo illa.
  17. Hoc autem notum factum est omnibus Judæis, atque gentilibus, qui habitabant Ephesi : et cecidit timor super omnes illos, et magnificabatur nomen Domini Jesu.
  18. Multique credentium veniebant, confitentes et annuntiantes actus suos.
  19. Multi autem ex eis, qui fuerant curiosa sectati, contulerunt libros, et combusserunt coram omnibus : et computatis pretiis illorum, invenerunt pecuniam denariorum quinquaginta millium.
  20. Ita fortiter crescebat verbum Dei, et confirmabatur.
  21. His autem expletis, proposuit Paulus in Spiritu, transita Macedonia et Achaia, ire Jerosolymam, dicens : Quoniam postquam fuero ibi, oportet me et Romam videre.
  22. Mittens autem in Macedoniam duos ex ministrantibus sibi, Timotheum et Erastum, ipse remansit ad tempus in Asia.
  23. Facta est autem illo tempore turbatio non minima de via Domini.
  24. Demetrius enim quidam nomine, argentarius, faciens ædes argenteas Dianæ, præstabat artificibus non modicum quæstum :
  25. quos convocans, et eos qui hujusmodi erant opifices, dixit : Viri, scitis quia de hoc artificio est nobis acquisitio :
  26. et videtis, et auditis quia non solum Ephesi, sed pene totius Asiæ, Paulus hic suadens avertit multam turbam, dicens : Quoniam non sunt dii, qui manibus fiunt.
  27. Non solum autem hæc periclitabitur nobis pars in redargutionem venire, sed et magnæ Dianæ templum in nihilum reputabitur, sed et destrui incipiet majestas ejus, quam tota Asia, et orbis colit.
  28. His auditis, repleti sunt ira, et exclamaverunt dicentes : Magna Diana Ephesiorum.
  29. Et impleta est civitas confusione, et impetum fecerunt uno animo in theatrum, rapto Gajo, et Aristarcho Macedonibus, comitibus Pauli.
  30. Paulo autem volente intrare in populum, non permiserunt discipuli.
  31. Quidam autem et de Asiæ principibus, qui erant amici ejus, miserunt ad eum rogantes ne se daret in theatrum :
  32. alii autem aliud clamabant. Erat enim ecclesia confusa : et plures nesciebant qua ex causa convenissent.
  33. De turba autem detraxerunt Alexandrum, propellentibus eum Judæis. Alexander autem manu silentio postulato, volebat reddere rationem populo.
  34. Quem ut cognoverunt Judæum esse, vox facta una est omnium, quasi per horas duas clamantium : Magna Diana Ephesiorum.
  35. Et cum sedasset scriba turbas, dixit : Viri Ephesii, quis enim est hominum, qui nesciat Ephesiorum civitatem cultricem esse magnæ Dianæ, Jovisque prolis ?
  36. Cum ergo his contradici non possit, oportet vos sedatos esse, et nihil temere agere.
  37. Adduxistis enim homines istos, neque sacrilegos, neque blasphemantes deam vestram.
  38. Quod si Demetrius, et qui cum eo sunt artifices, habent adversus aliquem causam, conventus forenses aguntur, et proconsules sunt, accusent invicem.
  39. Si quid autem alterius rei quæritis, in legitima ecclesia poterit absolvi.
  40. Nam et periclitamur argui seditionis hodiernæ : cum nullus obnoxius sit de quo possimus reddere rationem concursus istius. Et cum hæc dixisset, dimisit ecclesiam.
  41. Nam et periclitamur argui seditionis hodiernæ : cum nullus obnoxius sit de quo possimus reddere rationem concursus istius. Et cum hæc dixisset, dimisit ecclesiam.
Acts 19 Text (KJV)
  1. And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
  2. He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
  3. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
  4. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
  5. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
  6. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
  7. And all the men were about twelve.
  8. And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
  9. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
  10. And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
  11. And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
  12. So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
  13. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
  14. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
  15. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
  16. And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
  17. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
  18. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
  19. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
  20. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
  21. After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.
  22. So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.
  23. And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.
  24. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
  25. Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
  26. Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
  27. So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
  28. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
  29. And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.
  30. And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.
  31. And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.
  32. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.
  33. And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.
  34. But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
  35. And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
  36. Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
  37. For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
  38. Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.
  39. But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.
  40. For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.
  41. And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
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