19 And it came to pass, that, while aApollos was at bCorinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to cEphesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard dwhether there be any Holy Ghost. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto eJohn’s baptism. 4 Then said Paul, fJohn verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that gthey should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard this, hthey were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had ilaid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they jspake with tongues, and kprophesied. 7 And all the men were about twelve. 8 And he went linto the synagogue, and mspake boldly for the space of three months, ndisputing and opersuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. 9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of pthat way before the multitude, he departed qfrom them, and separated the rdisciples, ndisputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. 10 And this continued by the space of stwo years; so that all they which dwelt in tAsia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. 11 And uGod wrought wspecial miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that xfrom his body were brought unto the sick yhandkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and zthe evil spirits went out of them.
13 * Then certain of the vagabond Jews, aexorcists, btook upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and cchief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house dnaked and wounded. 17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at eEphesus; and ffear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many that believed came, and gconfessed, and shewed their deeds. 19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand hpieces of silver. 20 So mightily igrew the word of God and prevailed.
21 * After these things were ended, Paul kpurposed in the spirit, lwhen he had passed through mnMacedonia and moAchaia, pto go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, qI must also see Rome. 22 So he sent into nMacedonia two of rthem that ministered unto him, sTimotheus and tErastus; but he himself stayed in uAsia for a season. 23 And the same time there arose wno small stir about xthat way. 24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought yno small gain unto the craftsmen; 25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. 26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at eEphesus, but almost throughout all uAsia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that zthey be no gods, which are made with hands: 27 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 ashould be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all hAsia and bthe world worshippeth. 28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. 29 And the whole city was filled with iconfusion: and having ccaught dGaius and eAristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s fcompanions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre. 30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the gdisciples suffered him not. 31 And certain of the chief of hAsia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre. 32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was iconfused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together. 33 And they kdrew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And lAlexander mbeckoned with the hand, and would have nmade his defence unto the people. 34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. 35 And when the townclerk had oappeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is * a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? 36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be oquiet, and to do nothing prashly. 37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither qrobbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess. 38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, * the law is open, and there are rdeputies: let them simplead one another. 39 But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a * lawful assembly. 40 For we are in danger to be scalled in question for this day’s uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse. 41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
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