Acts 19:1 And it came to pass, while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul, passing through the upper parts, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples; Acts 19:2 and he said unto themHoly Spirit, received ye, when ye believed? And they said unto himNay! not even whether there is Holy Spirit, did we hear. Acts 19:3 And he saidInto what, then, were ye immersed? And, they, saidUnto John's immersion. Acts 19:4 Then said PaulJohn, immersed with an immersion of repentance, unto the people, saying, that, on him who was coming after him, they should believe,that is, on Jesus. Acts 19:5 And, when they heard [this], they were immersed into the name of the Lord Jesus;
The Holy Ghost is given by Paul's hands.
Acts 19:6 and, Paul laying hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. Acts 19:7 And all the men were about twelve. Acts 19:8 And, entering into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the kingdom of God.
The Jews blaspheme his doctrine, which is confirmed by miracles.
Acts 19:9 But, when some were hardening themselves, and refusing to be persuaded, speaking evil of the Way before the throng, withdrawing from them, he separated the disciples; day by day, reasoning in the school of Tyrannus. Acts 19:10 And, this, took place for two years, so that, all who dwelt in Asia, heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks. Acts 19:11 Mighty works, also, not the ordinary, God was working through the hands of Paul; Acts 19:12 so that, even unto the sick, were being carried from his body, handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases were departing from them, and, the wicked spirits, were going out.
The Jewish exorcists
Acts 19:13 But certain also of the wandering Jews, exorcists, took in hand to be naming, over them that had the wicked spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus, sayingI adjure you, by Jesus whom Paul proclaimeth! Acts 19:14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, a High-priest, who, this thing, were doing. Acts 19:15 But the wicked spirit. Answering, said unto themJesus, [indeed], I am getting to know, and, Paul, I well-know,but who are, ye?
are beaten by a devil.
Acts 19:16 And the man in whom was the wicked spirit, springing upon them, mastering them both, prevailed against them, so that, naked and wounded, fled they out of that house. Acts 19:17 And, this, became known to allboth Jews and Greekswho were dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified. Acts 19:18 Many also of them who had believed, were coming, making open confession, and renouncing their practices.
Conjuring books are burnt.
Acts 19:19 And, a good many of them who had practised the curious arts, bringing together the books, were burning them before all; and they reckoned up the prices of them, and found them fifty thousand pieces of silver. Acts 19:20 Thus, with might, the Lord's word, was growing and prevailing.
Acts 19:21 Now, when these things were fulfilled, Paul purposed in his spirit, going through Macedonia and Achaia, to be journeying unto Jerusalem, sayingAfter I have been there, Rome also, must I see! Acts 19:22 And, sending off into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself, held on awhile in Asia. Acts 19:23 And there arose during that season no small disturbance concerning the Way.
Demetrius, for love of gain, raiseth an uproar against Paul,
Acts 19:24 For, one Demetrius by name, a silversmith, making [silver] shrines, of Diana, used to bring unto the craftsmen no little business; Acts 19:25 gathering whom together, and them who in such things wrought, he saidMen! ye well know that, by this business, we have our prosperity; Acts 19:26 and ye perceive and hear that, not only in Ephesus, but well-nigh in all Asia, this Paul, hath persuaded and turned away a considerable multitude, saying that they are, no gods, which, with hands, are made. Acts 19:27 And, not only is there danger that this our heritage into ill-repute may come, but even that the temple, of the great Goddess Diana, for nothing, may be counted; also that, even on the point of being pulled down, may be Her Majesty, whom, all Asia and the habitable world, do worship. Acts 19:28 Now, hearing this, and becoming full of wrath, they began crying aloud, sayingGreat, is Diana of the Ephesians! Acts 19:29 And the city was filled with the confusion; they rushed also with one accord into the theatre, carrying off with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, fellow-travellers of Paul. Acts 19:30 But, Paul, being minded to enter in among the populace, the disciples would not suffer him. Acts 19:31 Moreover, certain of the Asiarchs also, being his friends, sending unto him, were beseeching him not to adventure himself into the theatre. Acts 19:32 Others, indeed, were crying out something else; for the assembly had become confused, and, the greater part, knew not for what cause they had come together. Acts 19:33 Howbeit, out of the multitude, they bare aloft one Alexander, the Jews thrusting him forward; Alexander, however, waving his hand, was wishing to make his defense unto the populace. Acts 19:34 But, recognizing that he was a Jew, one voice arose from all for about two hours, as they cried aloudGreat, is Diana of the Ephesians!
which is appeased by the town clerk.
Acts 19:35 Howbeit the town-clerk, having calmed the multitude, saithEphesians! why, who is there of mankind that doth not acknowledge the city of Ephesians to be temple-keeper of the Great Diana, and of the [image] that fell from Jupiter? Acts 19:36 As these things, then, cannot be denied, it is needful that ye be calmed at once, and, nothing rash, be doing. Acts 19:37 For ye have brought these men, neither as temple-robbers, nor as defaming our goddess. Acts 19:38 If then, Demetrius, and the craftsmen with him, have against anyone an accusation, courts, are being held, and there are, proconsuls: let them accuse one another! Acts 19:39 But, if after, something further, ye are seeking, in the regular assembly shall it be settled. Acts 19:40 For we are, even in danger of being accused of riot, concerning this day, no cause at all, existing, by reference to which we shall be able to give a reason for this concourse. Acts 19:41 And, these things, having said, he dismissed the assembly.