Parallel Bible results for Acts 19:23-41

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Acts 19:23-41

CSB 23 During that time there was a major disturbance about the Way. NIV 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. CSB 24 For a person named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines of Artemis, provided a great deal of business for the craftsmen. NIV 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen. CSB 25 When he had assembled them, as well as the workers engaged in this type of business, he said: "Men, you know that our prosperity is derived 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. CSB 26 You both see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost the whole province of Asia, this man Paul has persuaded and misled a considerable number of people by saying that gods made by hand are not 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. CSB 27 So not only do we run a risk that our business may be discredited, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be despised and her magnificence come to the verge of ruin-the very one whom the whole province of Asia and the world adore." 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." CSB 28 When they had heard this, they were filled with rage and began to cry out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" NIV 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" CSB 29 So the city was filled with confusion; and they rushed all together into the amphitheater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul's traveling companions. 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. CSB 30 Though Paul wanted to go in before the people, the disciples did not let him. NIV 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. CSB 31 Even some of the provincial officials of Asia, who were his friends, sent word to him, pleading with him not to take a chance by going into the amphitheater. 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. CSB 32 Meanwhile, some were shouting one thing and some another, because the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know 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. CSB 33 Then some of the crowd gave Alexander advice when the Jews pushed him to the front. So motioning with his hand, Alexander wanted to make his defense 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. CSB 34 But when they recognized that he was a Jew, a united cry went up from all of them for about two hours: "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" 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!" CSB 35 However, when the city clerk had calmed the crowd down, he said, "Men of Ephesus! What man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is the temple guardian of the great Artemis, and of the image that 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? CSB 36 Therefore, since these things are undeniable, you must keep calm and not do anything rash. NIV 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to be quiet and not do anything rash. CSB 37 For you have brought these men here who are not temple robbers or blasphemers of our goddess. NIV 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. CSB 38 So if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a case against anyone, the courts are in session, and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against 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. CSB 39 But if you want something else, it must be decided in a legal assembly. NIV 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. CSB 40 In fact, we run a risk of being charged with rioting for what happened today, since there is no justification that we can give as a reason for this disorderly 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." CSB 41 After saying this, he dismissed the assembly. NIV 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.