And having sent into 1Macedoniatwo of 2those who ministered to him, 3Timothy and 4Erastus, he himselfstayed in a5Asia for a while.
23About that time there occurrednosmalldisturbanceconcerning6the Way.
For a mannamedDemetrius, a silversmith, who madesilvershrines of bArtemis, 7was bringingnolittlecbusiness to the craftsmen ;
25these he gatheredtogether with the workmen of similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that our prosperityddepends upon thisbusiness.
"You see and hear that not only in 8Ephesus, but in almostall of e9Asia, thisPaul has persuaded and turnedaway a considerablenumber of people, saying that f10gods made with hands are nogods at all.
"Not only is there danger that thistrade of oursfall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the greatgoddessgArtemis be regarded as worthless and that she whomall of h11Asia and 12the iworldworship will even be dethroned from her magnificence."
When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, "Great is jArtemis of the 13Ephesians !"
The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushedkwith oneaccord into the theater, draggingalong14Gaius and 15Aristarchus, Paul'straveling16companions from 17Macedonia.
And when Paulwanted to go into the lassembly, 18the disciples would not let him.
31Alsosome of the mAsiarchs who were friends of his sent to him and repeatedly urged him not to nventure into the theater.
3219Sothen, some were shoutingone thing and someanother, for the oassembly was in confusion and the majority did not knowpfor whatreason they had cometogether.