And the same time there arose no small stir about the way.
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen,
whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation and said, Sirs, ye know that by this gain we have our wealth.
Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands
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 worship.
And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
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.
And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.
And certain of the chief persons of Asia, who were his friends, sent unto him, asking him that he not present himself in the theatre.