And there came, at that time, not a little stir about the way,
for a certain one, Demetrius by name, a worker in silver, making silver sanctuaries of Artemis, was bringing to the artificers gain not a little,
whom, having brought in a crowd together, and those who did work about such things, he said, `Men, ye know that by this work we have our wealth;
and ye see and hear, that not only at Ephesus, but almost in all Asia, this Paul, having persuaded, did turn away a great multitude, saying, that they are not gods who are made by hands;
and not only is this department in danger for us of coming into disregard, but also, that of the great goddess Artemis the temple is to be reckoned for nothing, and also her greatness is about to be brought down, whom all Asia and the world doth worship.'
And they having heard, and having become full of wrath, were crying out, saying, `Great [is] the Artemis of the Ephesians!'
and the whole city was filled with confusion, they rushed also with one accord into the theatre, having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, Paul's fellow-travellers.
And on Paul's purposing to enter in unto the populace, the disciples were not suffering him,
and certain also of the chief men of Asia, being his friends, having sent unto him, were entreating him not to venture himself into the theatre.