Parallel Bible results for Acts 19:23-31

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Acts 19:23-31

KJV 23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. NIV 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. KJV 24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; NIV 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen. KJV 25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said , Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. 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. KJV 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: 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. KJV 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 . 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." KJV 28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out , saying , Great is Diana of the Ephesians. NIV 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" KJV 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. 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. KJV 30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. NIV 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. KJV 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. 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.