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Acts 19

NIRV 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road to Ephesus. When he arrived, he found some believers there. NIV 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples NIRV 2 He asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?" "No," they answered. "We haven't even heard 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.” NIRV 3 So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied. NIV 3 So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. NIRV 4 Paul said, "John baptized people, calling them to turn away from their sins. He told them to believe in the one who was coming after him. Jesus is that one." 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.” NIRV 5 After hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. NIV 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. NIRV 6 Paul placed his hands on them. Then the Holy Spirit came on them. They spoke in languages they had not known before. They also prophesied. NIV 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. NIRV 7 There were about 12 of them in all. NIV 7 There were about twelve men in all. NIRV 8 Paul entered the synagogue. There he spoke boldly for three months. He tried to talk the people into accepting his teaching about God's kingdom. NIV 8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. NIRV 9 But some of them wouldn't listen. They refused to believe. In public they said evil things about the Way of Jesus. So Paul left them. He took the believers with him. Each day he talked with people in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 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. NIRV 10 This went on for two years. So all the Jews and Greeks who lived in Asia Minor heard the word of the Lord. 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. NIRV 11 God did amazing miracles through Paul. NIV 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, NIRV 12 Even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to those who were sick. When this happened, their sicknesses were healed and 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. NIRV 13 Some Jews went around driving out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus to set free those who were controlled by demons. They said, "In Jesus' name I command you to come out. He is the Jesus that Paul is preaching about." 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 the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” NIRV 14 Seven sons of Sceva were doing this. Sceva was a Jewish chief priest. NIV 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. NIRV 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, "I know Jesus. And I know about Paul. But who are you?" NIV 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” NIRV 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on Sceva's sons. He overpowered them all. He gave them a terrible beating. They ran out of the house naked and bleeding. 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. NIRV 17 The Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus heard about this. They were all overcome with fear. They held the name of the Lord Jesus in high honor. 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. NIRV 18 Many who believed now came and openly admitted the evil they had done. NIV 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. NIRV 19 A number of those who had practiced evil magic brought their scrolls together. They set them on fire out in the open. They added up the value of the scrolls. They found that it would take more than two lifetimes to earn what the scrolls were worth. 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. NIRV 20 The word of the Lord spread everywhere. It became more and more powerful. NIV 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. NIRV 21 After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem. He went through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been to Jerusalem," he said, "I must visit Rome also." 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.” NIRV 22 He sent Timothy and Erastus, two of his helpers, to Macedonia. But he stayed a little longer in Asia Minor. NIV 22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer. NIRV 23 At that time many people became very upset about the Way of Jesus. NIV 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. NIRV 24 There was a man named Demetrius who made things out of silver. He made silver models of the temple of the goddess Artemis. He brought in a lot of business for the other skilled workers. NIV 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. NIRV 25 One day he called them together. He also called others who were in the same kind of business. "Men," he said, "you know that we make good money from our work. NIV 25 He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business. NIRV 26 You have seen and heard what this fellow Paul is doing. He has talked to large numbers of people here in Ephesus. Almost everywhere in Asia Minor he has led people away from our gods. He says that the gods we make are not gods at all. 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 gods made by human hands are no gods at all. NIRV 27 Our work is in danger of losing its good name. People's faith in the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be weakened. Now she is worshiped through all of Asia Minor and the whole world. But soon she will be robbed of her greatness." 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.” NIRV 28 When they heard this, they became very angry. They began shouting, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" NIV 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” NIRV 29 Soon people were making trouble in the whole city. They all rushed into the theater. They dragged Gaius and Aristarchus along with them. These two men had come with Paul from Macedonia. NIV 29 Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia, and all of them rushed into the theater together. NIRV 30 Paul wanted to appear in front of the crowd. But the believers wouldn't let him. NIV 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. NIRV 31 Some of the officials in Asia Minor were friends of Paul. They sent him a message, begging him not to go into the theater. 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. NIRV 32 The crowd didn't know what was going on. Some were shouting one thing and some another. Most of the people didn't even know why they were there. 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. NIRV 33 The Jews pushed Alexander to the front. Some of the crowd tried to tell him what to say. But he motioned for them to be quiet. He wanted to speak up for himself in front of the people. NIV 33 The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander to the front, and they shouted instructions to him. He motioned for silence in order to make a defense before the people. NIRV 34 But then they realized that he was a Jew. So they all shouted the same thing for about two hours. "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" they yelled. 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!” NIRV 35 The city clerk quieted the crowd down. "Men of Ephesus!" he said. "The whole world knows that the city of Ephesus guards the temple of the great Artemis. They know that Ephesus guards her statue, which fell from heaven. NIV 35 The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Fellow Ephesians, 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? NIRV 36 These facts can't be questioned. So calm down. Don't do anything foolish. NIV 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to calm down and not do anything rash. NIRV 37 "These men haven't robbed any temples. They haven't said evil things against our goddess. But you have brought them here anyhow. NIV 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. NIRV 38 Demetrius and the other skilled workers may feel they have been wronged by someone. Let them bring charges. The courts are open. We have our governors. 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. NIRV 39 Is there anything else you want to bring up? Settle it in a court of law. NIV 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. NIRV 40 As it is, today we are in danger of being charged with causing all this trouble. But there is no reason for it. We wouldn't be able to explain what has happened." NIV 40 As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of what happened today. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it.” NIRV 41 After he said this, he sent the people away. NIV 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.

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