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Acts 19:23-31 (Lexham English Bible)

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23 Now there happened at that time no little disturbance concerning the Way. 24 For someone {named}a Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver replicas of the temple of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen. 25 {These}b he gathered together, and the workers occupied with such things, [and]c said, "Men, you know that from this business {we get our prosperity},d 26 and you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asiae this man Paul has persuaded [and]f turned away a large crowd [by]g saying that the [gods] made by hands are not gods. 27 So not only is there a danger this line of business of ours [will] come into disrepute, but also the temple of the great goddess Artemis [will] be regarded as nothing--and [she] is about to be brought down even from her grandeur, [she] whom the whole [of] Asiah and the [entire] world worship!" 28 And [when they]i heard [this]j and became full of rage, they began to shout,k saying, "Great [is] Artemis of the Ephesians!" 29 And the city was filled with the tumult, and with one purpose they rushed into the theater, seizing Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians [who were] traveling companions of Paul. 30 But [when]l Paul wanted to enter into the popular assembly, the disciples would not let him. 31 And even some of the Asiarchsm who were his friends sent [word]n to him [and]o were urging [him]p not to risk himself [by going] into the theater.
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