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Acts 19 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Paul in Ephesus

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Now it happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:2 - He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “On the contrary, we have not even heard if there is a Holy Spirit.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:3 - And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:4 - Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:5 - When they heard this, they were baptized [fn]in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:6 - And when Paul had laid hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:7 - There were about twelve men in all.
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And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, having discussions and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:9 - But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of [fn]the Way before the [fn]people, he withdrew from them and took the disciples away with him, and had discussions daily in the school of Tyrannus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:10 - This took place for two years, so that all who lived in [fn]Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

Miracles at Ephesus

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God was performing extraordinary [fn]miracles by the hands of Paul,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:12 - so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:13 - But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to [fn]use the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, “I order you in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:14 - Now there were seven sons of [fn]Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:15 - But the evil spirit responded and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know of Paul, but who are you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:16 - And the man in whom was the evil spirit, pounced on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:17 - This became known to all who lived in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:18 - Also many of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:19 - And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they added up the prices of [fn]the books and found it to be fifty thousand [fn]pieces of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:20 - So [fn]the word of the Lord was growing and prevailing mightily.
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Now after these things were finished, Paul resolved in [fn]the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:22 - And after he sent into Macedonia two of those who assisted him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in [fn]Asia for a while.
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About that time [fn]a major disturbance occurred in regard to [fn]the Way.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:24 - For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines of [fn]Artemis, was bringing [fn]considerable [fn]business to the craftsmen;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:25 - he gathered these men together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that our prosperity [fn]depends upon this business.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:26 - “You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of [fn]Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that [fn]gods made by hands are not gods at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:27 - “Not only is there danger that this trade of ours will fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess [fn]Artemis will be regarded as worthless, and that she whom all of [fn]Asia and the [fn]world worship will even be dethroned from her magnificence.”
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When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began shouting, saying, “Great is [fn]Artemis of the Ephesians!”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:29 - The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s Macedonian traveling companions.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:30 - And when Paul wanted to go into the assembly, the disciples would not let him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:31 - Also some of the [fn]Asiarchs who were friends of his sent word to him and repeatedly urged him not to [fn]venture into the theater.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:32 - So then, some were shouting one thing and some another, for the [fn]assembly was in confusion and the majority did not know [fn]for what reason they had come together.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:33 - Some of the crowd [fn]concluded it was Alexander, since the Jews had put him forward; and having motioned with his hand, Alexander was intending to make a defense to the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:34 - But when they recognized that he was a Jew, a single outcry arose from them all as they shouted for about two hours, “Great is [fn]Artemis of the Ephesians!”
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After quieting the crowd, the town clerk *said, “Men of Ephesus, what person is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great [fn]Artemis and of the image which fell down from [fn]the sky?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:36 - “So, since these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and to do nothing rash.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:37 - “For you have brought these men here who are neither temple robbers nor blasphemers of our goddess.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:38 - “So then, if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a complaint against anyone, the courts are in session and [fn]proconsuls are available; have them bring charges against one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:39 - “But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the [fn]lawful [fn]assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:40 - “For indeed, we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today’s events, since there is no real reason for it, and in this connection we will be unable to account for this disorderly gathering.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:41 - After saying this he dismissed the [fn]assembly.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit into
See John 14:6
Lit multitude
I.e., west coast province of Asia Minor
Or works of power
I.e., as an incantation
Lit some Sceva
Lit them
Prob. Greek drachmas; a drachma was a day’s wages for a laborer
Or according to the power of the Lord the word was growing
Or his spirit
I.e., west coast province of Asia Minor
Lit no small
See John 14:6
Lat Diana
Lit no little
Or profit
Lit is from
See note v 22
Lit those
Lat Diana
See note v 22
Lit the inhabited earth
Lat Diana
I.e., political or religious officials of the province of Asia
Lit give himself
Gr ekklesia
Or on whose account
Or advised Alexander
Lat Diana
Lat Diana
Lit Zeus; Lat Jupiter
Or provincial governors
Or regular
Gr ekklesia
Gr ekklesia
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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