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1 And it came to pass, that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper region, came to Ephesus; and finding 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 He said to them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? And they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Spirit. 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 to them, 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 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people, That they should believe on him who should come after him, that is, on Christ 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 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 spoke in languages, 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 all the men were about twelve. 7 There were about twelve men in all.
8 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading 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 divers were hardened, and believed not, but spoke evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one 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 who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, 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 So that from his body were brought to the sick, handkerchiefs, or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. 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 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them who had evil spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We 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, [and] chief of the priests, who did so. 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, 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 overcame 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 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. 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 And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.
19 Many also of them who 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. 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 God, and prevailed. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
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. 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 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season. 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 the same time there arose no small stir about that way. 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.
24 For a certain [man] named Demetrius, a silver-smith, who made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to the artificers; 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for 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: 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 Moreover, ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away many people, saying, that they are no gods which 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 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at naught; 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 worshipeth. 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 [these sayings], they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians. 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis 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 theater. 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 would have entered in to 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 of the chief of Asia, who were his friends, sent to him, desiring [him] that he would not adventure himself into the theater. 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 confused, and the greater part knew not why they had 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 drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defense to 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 knew 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 town-clerk had appeased the people, he said, [Ye] men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not that the city of the Ephesians is a worshiper of the great goddess 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 contradicted, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. 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 churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess. 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess.
38 Wherefore, if Demetrius and the artificers who are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead 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 inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly. 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly.
40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause by which we may give an 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.