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1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper country came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples: 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples
2 and he said unto them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed? And they [said] unto him, Nay, we did not so much as hear whether the Holy Spirit was [given]. 2 and asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They answered, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
3 And he said, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism. 3 So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied.
4 And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people that they should believe on him that should come after him, that is, on Jesus. 4 Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus."
5 And when they heard this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
7 And they were in all about twelve men. 7 There were about twelve men in all.
8 And he entered into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, reasoning and persuading [as to] the things concerning the kingdom of God. 8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about 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. 9 But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.
10 And this continued for the space of two years; so that all they that dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks. 10 This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.
11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul,
12 insomuch that unto the sick were carried away from his body handkerchiefs or aprons, and the evil spirits went out. 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
13 But certain also of the strolling Jews, exorcists, took upon them to name over them that had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out."
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest, who did this. 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said unto them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye? 15 [One day] the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and mastered both of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
17 And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, that dwelt at Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.
18 Many also of them that had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.
19 And not a few of them that practised magical arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all; and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.
20 So mightily grew the word of the Lord and prevailed. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
21 Now 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. 21 After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must visit Rome also."
22 And having sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while. 22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.
23 And about that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way. 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.
24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Diana, brought no little business unto the craftsmen; 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen.
25 whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this business we have our wealth. 25 He called them together, along with the workmen in related trades, and said: "Men, you know we receive a good income from this business.
26 And 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 are no gods, that are made with hands: 26 And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all.
27 and not only is there danger that this our trade come into disrepute; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana be made of no account, and that she should even be deposed from her magnificence whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. 27 There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty."
28 And when they heard this they were filled with wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesus. 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
29 And the city was filled with the confusion: and they rushed with one accord into the theatre, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel. 29 Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia, and rushed as one man into the theater.
30 And when Paul was minded to enter in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him.
31 And certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent unto him and besought him not to adventure himself into the theatre. 31 Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater.
32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was in confusion; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together. 32 The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there.
33 And they brought Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made a defense unto the people. 33 The Jews pushed Alexander to the front, and some of the crowd shouted instructions to him. He motioned for silence in order to make a defense before the people.
34 But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. 34 But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
35 And when the townclerk had quieted the multitude, he saith, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of the great Diana, and of the [image] which fell down from Jupiter? 35 The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: "Men of Ephesus, doesn't all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?
36 Seeing then that these things cannot be gainsaid, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash. 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to be quiet and not do anything rash.
37 For ye have brought [hither] these men, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of our goddess. 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess.
38 If therefore Demetrius, and the craftsmen that are with him, have a matter against any man, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another. 38 If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. They can press charges.
39 But if ye seek anything about other matters, it shall be settled in the regular assembly. 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly.
40 For indeed we are in danger to be accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause [for it]: and as touching it we shall not be able to give account of this concourse. 40 As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of today's events. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it."
41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly. 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.