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Acts 19

Acts 19:1 And it came to passe, yt whyle Apollo was at Corinth, Paul passed through the vpper coastes, and came to Ephesus, and founde certaine disciples, Acts 19:2 And sayde vnto them: Haue ye receaued the holy ghost sence ye beleued? And they saide vnto hym: We haue not hearde whether there be any holy ghost or no. Acts 19:3 And he sayde vnto them: Unto what then were ye baptized? And they sayde: vnto Iohns baptisme. Acts 19:4 Then sayde Paul: Iohn veryly baptized with the baptisme of repentaunce, saying vnto the people, that they should beleue on hym which shoulde come after hym, that is, on Christe Iesus. Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lorde Iesu.

The Holy Ghost is given by Paul's hands.

Acts 19:6 And whe Paul had layde his handes vpon them, the holy ghost came on the, and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Acts 19:7 And all the men were about twelue. Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldlye for the space of three monethes, disputyng & perswadyng those thynges that appertayne to the kyngdome of God.

The Jews blaspheme his doctrine, which is confirmed by miracles.

Acts 19:9 But when diuers waxed harde hearted, and beleued not, but spake euyll of the way [of the Lorde] and that before the multitude, he departed from them, & seperated ye disciples. And he disputed dayly in the scoole of one called Tyrannus. Acts 19:10 And this continued by the space of two yeres, so that all they whiche dwelt in Asia, hearde the worde of the Lord Iesu, both Iewes and Grekes. Acts 19:11 And God wrought speciall miracles by the handes of Paul. Acts 19:12 So that from his body, were brought vnto the sicke, napkins, and partlettes, and the diseases departed from them, & the euyll spirites went out of them.

The Jewish exorcists

Acts 19:13 Then certaine of the vagabounde Iewes, exorcistes, toke vpon them to call ouer them which had euyll spirites, the name of the Lorde Iesus, saying: We adiure you by Iesus, whom Paul preacheth. Acts 19:14 And there were seuen sonnes of one Sceua a Iewe, and chiefe of ye priestes, which dyd so. Acts 19:15 And the euyll spirite aunswered, and sayde, Iesus I knowe, and Paul I knowe: but who are ye?

are beaten by a devil.

Acts 19:16 And the man in whom the euyll spirite was, ran on them, & ouercame the, & preuayled agaynst them, so that they fled out of that house naked & wouded. Acts 19:17 And this was knowen to all ye Iewes & Grekes also which dwelt at Ephesus, and feare came on them all, & the name of the Lorde Iesus was magnified. Acts 19:18 And many that beleued, came & confessed, and shewed their workes.

Conjuring books are burnt.

Acts 19:19 Many also of the whiche vsed curious craftes, brought their bookes, & burned them before all men, and they counted the price of them, & founde it fiftie thousande peeces of syluer. Acts 19:20 So myghtyly grew the word of God, and preuayled.

Acts 19:21 After these thinges were ended, Paul purposed in the spirite, when he had passed ouer Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Hierusalem, saying: After I haue ben there, I must also see Rome. Acts 19:22 So sent he into Macedonia two of them that ministred vnto hym, Timotheus and Erastus, but he hym selfe remayned in Asia for a season. Acts 19:23 And the same time there arose no litle a do about that way.

Demetrius, for love of gain, raiseth an uproar against Paul,

Acts 19:24 For a certaine man, named Demetrius, a syluer smyth, which made shrines for Diana, was not a litle beneficiall vnto the craftes men. Acts 19:25 Whom he called together, with the workemen of like occupation, and sayde: Sirs, ye knowe that by this craft we haue aduauntage. Acts 19:26 Moreouer, ye see and heare, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath perswaded and turned away much people, saying that they be not gods which are made with handes. Acts 19:27 So that not only this our craft commeth into peryll to be set at naught, but also that the temple of ye great goddesse Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the worlde worshippeth. Acts 19:28 And when they hearde these sayinges, they were full of wrath, and cryed out, saying: great is Diana of ye Ephesians. Acts 19:29 And all the citie was on a rore, & they russhed into the common hall with one assent, and caught Gaius & Aristarcus, men of Macedonia, Paules companions. Acts 19:30 When Paule woulde haue entred in vnto ye people, the disciples suffred hym not. Acts 19:31 But certaine of ye chiefe of Asia, which were his friendes, sent vnto hym, desiryng hym that he would not preasse into the common hall. Acts 19:32 Some therfore cryed one thyng, and some another, and the assemblie was all out of quiet, and the more part knew not wherfore they were come together. Acts 19:33 And they drewe Alexander out of the multitude, the Iewes thrustyng hym forwardes. And Alexander beckened with the hande, and would haue geuen the people an aunswere. Acts 19:34 But when they knewe that he was a Iewe, there arose a shoute almost for the space of two houres, of all men, crying: great is Diana of the Ephesians.

which is appeased by the town clerk.

Acts 19:35 And when the towne clarke had pacified the people, he sayde: Ye men of Ephesus, what man is it that knoweth not how that the citie of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddesse Diana, and of the [image] whiche came downe from Iupiter? Acts 19:36 Seing then that these thinges can not be spoken against, ye ought to be contet, and to do nothyng rasshely. Acts 19:37 For ye haue brought hyther these men, which are neither robbers of Churches nor yet despisers of your goddesse. Acts 19:38 Wherfore, yf Demetrius & the craftes men which are with hym, haue a matter agaynst any man, the lawe is open, and there are deputies, let them accuse one another. Acts 19:39 But yf ye inquire any thyng concernyng other matters, it shalbe determined in a lawfull assemblie. Acts 19:40 For we are in ieopardie to be accused of this dayes vprore, forasmuch as there is no cause, wherby we may geue a reckenyng of this concourse of people. Acts 19:41 And when he had thus spoken, he let the assemblie depart.

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