Acts 19:1 And it came to pass, in Apollos' being in Corinth, Paul having gone through the upper parts, came to Ephesus, and having found certain disciples, Acts 19:2 he said unto them, 'The Holy Spirit did ye receivehaving believed?' and they said unto him, 'But we did not even hear whether there is any Holy Spirit;' Acts 19:3 and he said unto them, 'To what, then, were ye baptized?' and they said, 'To John's baptism.' Acts 19:4 And Paul said, 'John, indeed, did baptize with a baptism of reformation, saying to the people that in him who is coming after him they should believethat is, in the ChristJesus;' Acts 19:5 and they, having heard, were baptizedto the name of the Lord Jesus,
The Holy Ghost is given by Paul's hands.
Acts 19:6 and Paul having laid on them [his] hands, the Holy Spirit came upon them, they were speaking also with tongues, and prophesying, Acts 19:7 and all the men were, as it were, twelve. Acts 19:8 And having gone into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading the things concerning the reign of God,
The Jews blaspheme his doctrine, which is confirmed by miracles.
Acts 19:9 and when certain were hardened and were disbelieving, speaking evil of the way before the multitude, having departed from them, he did separate the disciples, every day reasoning in the school of a certain Tyrannus. Acts 19:10 And this happened for two years so that all those dwelling in Asia did hear the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks, Acts 19:11 mighty works alsonot commonwas God working through the hands of Paul, Acts 19:12 so that even unto the ailing were brought from his body handkerchiefs or aprons, and the sicknesses departed from them; the evil spirits also went forth from them.
The Jewish exorcists
Acts 19:13 And certain of the wandering exorcist Jews, took upon [them] to name over those having the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, 'We adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul doth preach;' Acts 19:14 and there were certainseven sons of Sceva, a Jew, a chief priestwho are doing this thing; Acts 19:15 and the evil spirit, answering, said, 'Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; and yewho are ye?'
are beaten by a devil.
Acts 19:16 And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaping upon them, and having overcome them, prevailed against them, so that naked and wounded they did flee out of that house, Acts 19:17 and this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who are dwelling at Ephesus, and fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified, Acts 19:18 many also of those who did believe were coming, confessing and declaring their acts,
Conjuring books are burnt.
Acts 19:19 and many of those who had practised the curious arts, having brought the books together, were burning [them] before all; and they reckoned together the prices of them, and found [it] five myriads of silverlings; Acts 19:20 so powerfully was the word of God increasing and prevailing.
Acts 19:21 And when these things were fulfilled, Paul purposed in the Spirit, having gone through Macedonia and Achaia, to go on to Jerusalem, saying'After my being there, it behoveth me also to see Rome;' Acts 19:22 and having sent to Macedonia two of those ministering to himTimotheus and Erastushe himself stayed a time in Asia. Acts 19:23 And there came, at that time, not a little stir about the way,
Demetrius, for love of gain, raiseth an uproar against Paul,
Acts 19:24 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, Acts 19:25 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; Acts 19:26 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; Acts 19:27 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.' Acts 19:28 And they having heard, and having become full of wrath, were crying out, saying, 'Great [is] the Artemis of the Ephesians!' Acts 19:29 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. Acts 19:30 And on Paul's purposing to enter in unto the populace, the disciples were not suffering him, Acts 19:31 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. Acts 19:32 Some indeed, therefore, were calling out one thing, and some another, for the assembly was confused, and the greater part did not know for what they were come together; Acts 19:33 and out of the multitude they put forward Alexanderthe Jews thrusting him forwardand Alexander having beckoned with the hand, wished to make defence to the populace, Acts 19:34 and having known that he is a Jew, one voice came out of all, for about two hours, crying, 'Great [is] the Artemis of the Ephesians!'
which is appeased by the town clerk.
Acts 19:35 And the public clerk having quieted the multitude, saith, 'Men, Ephesians, why, who is the man that doth not know that the city of the Ephesians is a devotee of the great goddess Artemis, and of that which fell down from Zeus? Acts 19:36 these things, then, not being to be gainsaid, it is necessary for you to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. Acts 19:37 'For ye brought these men, who are neither temple-robbers nor speaking evil of your goddess; Acts 19:38 if indeed, therefore, Demetrius and the artificers with him with any one have a matter, court [days] are held, and there are proconsuls; let them accuse one another. Acts 19:39 'And if ye seek after anything concerning other matters, in the legal assembly it shall be determined; Acts 19:40 for we are also in peril of being accused of insurrection in regard to this day, there being no occasion by which we shall be able to give an account of this concourse;' Acts 19:41 and these things having said, he dismissed the assembly.