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Acts 19 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it befell [Forsooth it was done], when Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul when he had gone the higher coasts, he came to Ephesus [came to Ephesus], and found some of the 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 to them, Whether ye that believe have received the Holy Ghost? And they said to him, But neither have we heard, if the Holy Ghost is. [And he said to them, If ye have received the Holy Ghost believing? And they said to him, But neither we have heard, if the Holy Ghost is.] 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, Therefore in what thing be ye baptized? And they said, In the baptism of John. 3 So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied.
4 And Paul said, John baptized the people in the baptism of penance, and taught, that they should believe in him that was to coming after him, that is, in Jesus. [Forsooth Paul said, John baptized in baptism of penance the people, saying, that they should believe into him that was to come after him, that is, into 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 these things, they were baptized in 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 on them his hands, the Holy Ghost came into them [the Holy Ghost came on them], and they spake with 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 were almost twelve men. 7 There were about twelve men in all.
8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake with trust three months, disputing and treating of the kingdom of God [disputing and softly moving of 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 harded, and believed not, and cursed the way of the Lord before the multitude, he went away from them, and separated the disciples, and disputed in the school of a mighty man each day. [+Soothly when some were endured, or made hard, and believed not, cursing the way of the Lord before the multitude, he went away from them, and parted the disciples, each day disputing in the school of some tyrant, or strong man.] 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 This was done by two years, so that all that dwelled in Asia heard the word of the Lord, Jews and heathen men. 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 did works of power not small by the hand of Paul, [God did virtues not little by the hand of Paul,] 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul,
12 so that on sick men the napkins [the sudaria, or girdles], were borne from his body, and sicknesses departed from them, and wicked 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 also some of the Jewish exorcists went about, and assayed to call the name of the Lord Jesus Christ on them that had evil spirits, and said [+Forsooth and some of the Jewish exorcists, or conjurers, going about, attempted to in-call the name of the Lord Jesus Christ on them that had evil spirits, saying], I conjure 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 [some] seven sons of a Jew, Sceva, a prince of priests, that did this thing. 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
15 But the evil spirit answered, and said to them, I know Jesus, and I know Paul; but who be 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 which was the worst devil, leaped on them, and had victory on both [and having lordship of both], and was strong against them, that they naked and wounded fled away from that house. 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 thing was made known to all the Jews and heathen men, that dwelled at Ephesus; and dread fell down on them all, and they magnified the name of the Lord Jesus. 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 men believed, and came [And many of them believing came], acknowledging and telling their deeds. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.
19 And many of them that followed curious things, brought together books, and burned them before all men; and when the prices of those were acounted [and the prices of them acounted], they found money of fifty thousand pence; 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 strongly the word of God waxed, and was confirmed. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
21 And when these things were filled [Soothly these things fulfilled], Paul purposed in spirit, after that Macedonia was passed and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, and said, For after that I shall be there, it behooveth me also to see Rome [saying, For after that I shall be there, it behooveth me to see also 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 he sent into Macedonia two men, that ministered to him, Timothy, and Erastus, and he dwelled [he dwelt] for a time in Asia. 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 a great troubling was made in that day, of the way of the Lord. [Therefore there was made in that day a troubling not least, in the way of the Lord.] 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.
24 For a man, Demetrius by name, a worker in silver, made silver houses to Diana, and gave to craftsmen much winning; [+Forsooth some man, Demetrius by name, an argentary, making silveren houses to Diana, that is, a false goddess, gave to craftsmen not little winning;] 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen.
25 which he called together [and] them that were such manner workmen [whom he called together, and them that were such manner workmen], and said, Men, ye know that of this craft winning is to us; 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 this Paul counseleth and turneth away much people, not only of Ephesus, but almost of all Asia, and said, that they be not gods, that be made with hands. [+and ye see and hear, that not only of Ephesus, but almost of all Asia, this Paul counseleth and turneth away much company, saying, that they be not gods, that be made by 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 this part shall be in peril to us, to come into reproof, but also the temple of the great Diana shall be acounted into nought [shall be counted into nought]; yea, and the majesty of her shall begin to be destroyed [but and the majesty of her shall be destroyed], 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 When these things were heard, they were filled with ire, and cried, and said, Great is the Diana of the Ephesians. [These things heard, they be full-filled with ire, and cried, saying, Great the Diana of Ephesians.] 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
29 And the city was filled with confusion, and they made an assault with one will into the theatre [the theatre, or common beholding place], and took Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, fellows of Paul. 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 into the people, the disciples suffered not. 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him.
31 And also some of the princes of Asia, that were his friends, sent to him, and prayed [praying], that he should not give 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 And other men cried other thing [Soothly other men cried other things]; for the church was confused, and many knew not for what cause 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 But of the people they drew away one Alexander, while Jews putted him forth [Soothly of the company they withdrew some man Alexander, Jews putting him]. And Alexander asked with his hand silence, and would yield a reason 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 And as they knew that he was a Jew, one voice of all men was made, crying as by twain hours [crying as by two hours], Great is Diana of 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 scribe, that is, a town clerk, had ceased the people, he said, Men of Ephesus, what man is he, that knoweth not, that the city of Ephesians is the worshipper of the great Diana, and of the child of 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 Therefore when it may not be gainsaid to these things, it behooveth you to be ceased [Therefore when it may not be against-said to these things, it behooveth you to be ceased, or assuaged], and to do nothing follily; 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to be quiet and not do anything rash.
37 for ye have brought these men, neither sacrilegers, neither blaspheming your goddess. 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess.
38 That if Demetrius, and the workmen that be with him, have cause against any man, there be courts, and dooms, and judges; accuse they each other. [That if Demetrius, and the workmen that be with him, have cause against any man, coming together of dooms be done, and proconsuls, or justices, be; accuse they them together.] 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 If ye seek aught of any other thing, it may be absolved in the lawful church. [If ye seek aught of any other thing, it may be assoiled in the lawful church.] 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly.
40 For why we be in peril to be reproved of this day's dissension, since no man is guilty, of whom we be able to yield reason of this running together. [For why and we be in peril to be reproved of this day's sedition, or dissension, since no man is guilty, of whom we may yield reason of this running together.] 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 said this thing, he let the people go. [And when he had said this thing, he left, or delivered, the church.] 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.