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Acts 19

CEB 1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul took a route through the interior and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. NIV 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples CEB 2 He asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you came to believe?" They replied, "We've not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." NIV 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." CEB 3 Then he said, "What baptism did you receive, then?" They answered, "John's baptism." NIV 3 So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied. CEB 4 Paul explained, "John baptized with a baptism by which people showed they were changing their hearts and lives. It was a baptism that told people about the one who was coming after him. This is the one in whom they were to believe. This one is Jesus." NIV 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." CEB 5 After they listened to Paul, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. NIV 5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. CEB 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in other languages and prophesying. NIV 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. CEB 7 Altogether, there were about twelve people. NIV 7 There were about twelve men in all. CEB 8 Paul went to the synagogue and spoke confidently for the next three months. He interacted with those present and offered convincing arguments concerning the nature of God's kingdom. NIV 8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. CEB 9 Some people had closed their minds, though. They refused to believe and publicly slandered the Way. As a result, Paul left them, took the disciples with him, and continued his daily interactions in Tyrannus' lecture hall. NIV 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. CEB 10 This went on for two years, so that everyone living in the province of Asia—both Jews and Greeks—heard the Lord's word. NIV 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. CEB 11 God was doing unusual miracles through Paul. NIV 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, CEB 12 Even the small towels and aprons that had touched his skin were taken to the sick, and their diseases were cured and the evil spirits left them. NIV 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. CEB 13 There were some Jews who traveled around throwing out evil spirits. They tried to use the power of the name of the Lord Jesus against some people with evil spirits. They said, "In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you!" NIV 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." CEB 14 The seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. NIV 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. CEB 15 The evil spirit replied, "I know Jesus and I'm familiar with Paul, but who are you?" NIV 15 [One day] the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" CEB 16 The person who had an evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all with such force that they ran out of that house naked and wounded. NIV 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. CEB 17 This became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus. Everyone was seized with fear and they held the name of the Lord Jesus in the highest regard. NIV 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. CEB 18 Many of those who had come to believe came, confessing their past practices. NIV 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. CEB 19 This included a number of people who practiced sorcery. They collected their sorcery texts and burned them publicly. The value of those materials was calculated at more than someone might make if they worked for one hundred sixty-five years. NIV 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. CEB 20 In this way the Lord's word grew abundantly and strengthened powerfully. NIV 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. CEB 21 Once these things had come to an end, Paul, guided by the Spirit, decided to return to Jerusalem, taking a route that would carry him through the provinces of Macedonia and Achaia. He said, "After I have been there, I must visit Rome as well." NIV 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." CEB 22 He sent two of his assistants, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he remained awhile in the province of Asia. NIV 22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer. CEB 23 At that time a great disturbance erupted about the Way. NIV 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. CEB 24 There was a silversmith named Demetrius. He made silver models of Artemis' temple, and his business generated a lot of profit for the craftspeople. NIV 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen. CEB 25 He called a meeting with these craftspeople and others working in related trades and said, "Friends, you know that we make an easy living from this business. NIV 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. CEB 26 And you can see and hear that this Paul has convinced and misled a lot of people, not only in Ephesus but also throughout most of the province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands aren't really gods. NIV 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. CEB 27 This poses a danger not only by discrediting our trade but also by completely dishonoring the great goddess Artemis. The whole province of Asia—indeed, the entire civilized world—worships her, but her splendor will soon be extinguished." NIV 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." CEB 28 Once they heard this, they were beside themselves with anger and began to shout, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" NIV 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" CEB 29 The city was thrown into turmoil. They rushed as one into the theater. They seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from the province of Macedonia. NIV 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. CEB 30 Paul wanted to appear before the assembly, but the disciples wouldn't allow him. NIV 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. CEB 31 Even some officials of the province of Asia, who were Paul's friends, sent word to him, urging him not to risk going into the theater. NIV 31 Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater. CEB 32 Meanwhile, the assembly was in a state of confusion. Some shouted one thing, others shouted something else, and most of the crowd didn't know why they had gathered. NIV 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. CEB 33 The Jews sent Alexander to the front, and some of the crowd directed their words toward him. He gestured that he wanted to offer a defense before the assembly, NIV 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. CEB 34 but when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" This continued for about two hours. NIV 34 But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" CEB 35 The city manager brought order to the crowd and said, "People of Ephesus, doesn't everyone know that the city of Ephesus is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven? NIV 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? CEB 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you must calm down. Don't be reckless. NIV 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to be quiet and not do anything rash. CEB 37 The men you brought here have neither robbed the temple nor slandered our goddess. NIV 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. CEB 38 Therefore, if Demetrius and the craftspeople with him have a charge against anyone, the courts are in session and governors are available. They can press charges against each other there. NIV 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. CEB 39 Additional disputes can be resolved in a legal assembly. NIV 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. CEB 40 As for us, we are in danger of being charged with rioting today, since we can't justify this unruly gathering." NIV 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." CEB 41 After he said this, he dismissed the assembly. NIV 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.