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Acts 19

WNT 1 During the stay of Apollos in Corinth, Paul, after passing through the inland districts, came to Ephesus, where he found a few disciples. NIV 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples WNT 2 "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you first believed?" he asked them. "No," they replied, "we did not even hear 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." WNT 3 "Into what then were you baptized?" he asked. "Into John's baptism," they replied. NIV 3 So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied. WNT 4 "John," he said, "administered a baptism of repentance, bidding the people believe on One who was to come after him; namely, on 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." WNT 5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus; NIV 5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. WNT 6 and when Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak in tongues and to prophesy. NIV 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. WNT 7 They numbered in all about twelve men. NIV 7 There were about twelve men in all. WNT 8 Afterwards he went into the synagogue. There for three months he continued to preach fearlessly, explaining in words which carried conviction the truths which concern the Kingdom of God. NIV 8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. WNT 9 But some grew obstinate in unbelief and spoke evil of the new faith before all the congregation. So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples, held discussions daily in Tyrannus's 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. WNT 10 This went on for two years, so that all the inhabitants of the province of Asia, Jews as well as Greeks, heard the Lord's Message. 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. WNT 11 God also brought about extraordinary miracles through Paul's instrumentality. NIV 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, WNT 12 Towels or aprons, for instance, which Paul had handled used to be carried to the sick, and they recovered from their ailments, or 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. WNT 13 But there were also some wandering Jewish exorcists who undertook to invoke the name of Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, "I command you by that Jesus whom Paul preaches." 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." WNT 14 There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew of high-priestly family, who were doing this. NIV 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. WNT 15 "Jesus I know," the evil spirit answered, "and Paul I have heard of, 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?" WNT 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was sprang on two of them, over-mastered them both, and treated them with such violence, that they fled from the house stripped of their clothes 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. WNT 17 All the people of Ephesus, Jews as well as Greeks, came to know of this. There was widespread terror, and they began to hold the name of the Lord Jesus in high honour. 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. WNT 18 Many also of those who believed came confessing without reserve what their conduct had been, NIV 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. WNT 19 and not a few of those who had practised magical arts brought their books together and burnt them in the presence of all. The total value was reckoned and found to be 50,000 silver coins. 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. WNT 20 Thus mightily did the Lord's Message spread and triumph! NIV 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. WNT 21 When matters had reached this point, Paul decided in his own mind to travel through Macedonia and Greece, and go to Jerusalem. "After that," he said, "I must also see Rome." 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." WNT 22 But he sent two of his assistants, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he himself remained for a while in Roman 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. WNT 23 Now just at that time there arose no small commotion about the new faith. NIV 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. WNT 24 There was a certain Demetrius, a silversmith, who made miniature silver sanctuaries of Diana, a business which brought great gain to the mechanics in his employ. NIV 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen. WNT 25 He called his workmen together, and others who were engaged in similar trades, and said to them, "You men well know that our prosperity depends on this business of ours; 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. WNT 26 and you see and hear that, not in Ephesus only but throughout almost the whole province of Asia, this fellow Paul has led away a vast number of people by inducing them to believe that they are not gods at all that are made by men's hands. 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. WNT 27 There is danger, therefore, not only that this our trade will become of no account, but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana will fall into utter disrepute, and that before long she will be actually deposed from her majestic rank--she who is now worshipped by the whole province of Asia; nay, by the whole world." 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." WNT 28 After listening to this harangue, they became furiously angry and kept calling out, "Great is the Ephesian Diana!" NIV 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" WNT 29 The riot and uproar spread through the whole city, till at last with one accord they rushed into the Theatre, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, two Macedonians who were fellow travellers with Paul. 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. WNT 30 Then Paul would have liked to go in and address the people, but the disciples would not let him do so. NIV 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. WNT 31 A few of the public officials, too, who were friendly to him, sent repeated messages entreating him not to venture into the Theatre. 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. WNT 32 The people, meanwhile, kept shouting, some one thing and some another; for the assembly was all uproar and confusion, and the greater part had no idea why they had come together. 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. WNT 33 Then some of the people crowded round Alexander, whom the Jews had pushed forward; and Alexander, motioning with his hand to get silence, was prepared to make a defence to the people. 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. WNT 34 No sooner, however, did they see that he was a Jew, than there arose from them all one roar of shouting, lasting about two hours. "Great is the Ephesian Diana," they said. 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!" WNT 35 At length the Recorder quieted them down. "Men of Ephesus," he said, "who is there of all mankind that needs to be told that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Diana and of the image which fell down from Zeus? 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? WNT 36 These facts, then, being unquestioned, it becomes you to maintain your self-control and not act recklessly. NIV 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to be quiet and not do anything rash. WNT 37 For you have brought these men here, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of our goddess. NIV 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. WNT 38 If, however, Demetrius and the mechanics who support his contention have a grievance against any one, there are Assize-days and there are Proconsuls: let the persons interested accuse one another. 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. WNT 39 But if you desire anything further, it will have to be settled in the regular assembly. NIV 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. WNT 40 For in connexion with to-day's proceedings there is danger of our being charged with attempted insurrection, there having been no real reason for this riot; nor shall we be able to justify the behaviour of this disorderly mob." 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." WNT 41 With these words he dismissed the assembly. NIV 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.