Parallel Bible results for Acts 19:18-41

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Acts 19:18-41

GW 18 Many believers openly admitted their involvement with magical spells and told all the details. NIV 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. GW 19 Many of those who were involved in the occult gathered their books and burned them in front of everyone. They added up the cost of these books and found that they were worth 50,000 silver coins. 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. GW 20 In this powerful way the word of the Lord was spreading and gaining strength. NIV 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. GW 21 After all these things had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem by traveling through Macedonia and Greece. He said, "After I have been there, I must see Rome." 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.” GW 22 So he sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed longer in the province of Asia. NIV 22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer. GW 23 During that time a serious disturbance concerning the way [of Christ] broke out in the city of Ephesus. NIV 23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. GW 24 Demetrius, a silversmith, was in the business of making silver models of the temple of Artemis. His business brought a huge profit for the men who worked for him. NIV 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. GW 25 He called a meeting of his workers and others who did similar work. Demetrius said, "Men, you know that we're earning a good income from this business, 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. GW 26 and you see and hear what this man Paul has done. He has won over a large crowd that follows him not only in Ephesus but also throughout the province of Asia. He tells people that gods made by humans 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 gods made by human hands are no gods at all. GW 27 There's a danger that people will discredit our line of work, and there's a danger that people will think that the temple of the great goddess Artemis is nothing. Then she whom all Asia and the rest of the world worship will be robbed of her glory." 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.” GW 28 When Demetrius' workers and the others heard this, they became furious and began shouting, "Artemis of the Ephesians is great!" NIV 28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” GW 29 The confusion spread throughout the city, and the people had one thought in mind as they rushed into the theater. They grabbed Gaius and Aristarchus, the Macedonians who traveled with Paul, and they dragged the two men into the theater with them. 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. GW 30 Paul wanted to go into the crowd, but his disciples wouldn't let him. NIV 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. GW 31 Even some officials who were from the province of Asia and who were Paul's friends sent messengers to urge him not to risk going 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. GW 32 Some people shouted one thing while others shouted something else. The crowd was confused. Most of the people didn't even 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. GW 33 Some people concluded that Alexander was the cause, so the Jews pushed him to the front. Alexander motioned with his hand to quiet the people because he wanted to defend himself in front of them. 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. GW 34 But when they recognized that Alexander was a Jew, everyone started to shout in unison, "Artemis of the Ephesians is great!" They kept doing this for about two hours. 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!” GW 35 The city clerk finally quieted the crowd. Then he said, "Citizens of Ephesus, everyone knows that this city of the Ephesians is the keeper of the temple of the great Artemis. Everyone knows that Ephesus is the keeper of the statue that fell down from Zeus. 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? GW 36 No one can deny this. So you have to be quiet and not do anything foolish. NIV 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to calm down and not do anything rash. GW 37 The men you brought here don't rob temples or insult our goddess. NIV 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. GW 38 If Demetrius and the men who work for him have a legal complaint against anyone, we have special days and officials to hold court. That's where they should bring charges against each other. 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. GW 39 If you want anything else, you must settle the matter in a legal assembly. NIV 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. GW 40 At this moment we run the risk of being accused of rioting today for no reason. We won't be able to explain this mob." 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.” GW 41 After saying this, he dismissed the assembly. NIV 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.

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