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

 
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23 About that time there arose no little stir concerning the Way. 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.
24 For a man named Deme'trius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Ar'temis, brought no little business to the craftsmen. 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen.
25 These he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Men, you know that from 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 you see and hear that not only at Ephesus but almost throughout all Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable company of people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods. 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 there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Ar'temis may count for nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship." 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 they heard this they were enraged, and cried out, "Great is Ar'temis of the Ephesians!" 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
29 So the city was filled with the confusion; and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Ga'ius and Aristar'chus, Macedo'nians who were 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 Paul wished to go in among the crowd, but the disciples would not let him; 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him.
31 some of the A'si-archs also, who were friends of his, sent to him and begged him not to venture 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.