About that time no little disturbance broke out concerning the Way.
A man named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the artisans.
These he gathered together, with the workers of the same trade, and said, "Men, you know that we get our wealth from this business.
You also see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost the whole of Asia this Paul has persuaded and drawn away a considerable number of people by saying that gods made with hands are not gods.
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be scorned, and she will be deprived of her majesty that brought all Asia and the world to worship her."