Acts 19:23-31 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
King James Version (KJV) New International Version (NIV)
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 silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain 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 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 much people, saying that they be 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 nought; 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 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 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 theatre. 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 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 of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not 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.