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Acts 19 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:1 - While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:2 - “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:3 - “Then what baptism did you experience?” he asked. And they replied, “The baptism of John.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:4 - Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:5 - As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:6 - Then when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in other tongues[fn] and prophesied.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:7 - There were about twelve men in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:8 - Then Paul went to the synagogue and preached boldly for the next three months, arguing persuasively about the Kingdom of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:9 - But some became stubborn, rejecting his message and publicly speaking against the Way. So Paul left the synagogue and took the believers with him. Then he held daily discussions at the lecture hall of Tyrannus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:10 - This went on for the next two years, so that people throughout the province of Asia—both Jews and Greeks—heard the word of the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:11 - God gave Paul the power to perform unusual miracles.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:12 - When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:13 - A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:14 - Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:15 - But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:16 - Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:17 - The story of what happened spread quickly all through Ephesus, to Jews and Greeks alike. A solemn fear descended on the city, and the name of the Lord Jesus was greatly honored.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:18 - Many who became believers confessed their sinful practices.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:19 - A number of them who had been practicing sorcery brought their incantation books and burned them at a public bonfire. The value of the books was several million dollars.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:20 - So the message about the Lord spread widely and had a powerful effect.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:21 - Afterward Paul felt compelled by the Spirit[fn] to go over to Macedonia and Achaia before going to Jerusalem. “And after that,” he said, “I must go on to Rome!”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:22 - He sent his two assistants, Timothy and Erastus, ahead to Macedonia while he stayed awhile longer in the province of Asia.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:23 - About that time, serious trouble developed in Ephesus concerning the Way.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:24 - It began with Demetrius, a silversmith who had a large business manufacturing silver shrines of the Greek goddess Artemis.[fn] He kept many craftsmen busy.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:25 - He called them together, along with others employed in similar trades, and addressed them as follows: “Gentlemen, you know that our wealth comes from this business.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:26 - But as you have seen and heard, this man Paul has persuaded many people that handmade gods aren’t really gods at all. And he’s done this not only here in Ephesus but throughout the entire province!

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:27 - Of course, I’m not just talking about the loss of public respect for our business. I’m also concerned that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will lose its influence and that Artemis—this magnificent goddess worshiped throughout the province of Asia and all around the world—will be robbed of her great prestige!”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:28 - At this their anger boiled, and they began shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:29 - Soon the whole city was filled with confusion. Everyone rushed to the amphitheater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, who were Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:30 - Paul wanted to go in, too, but the believers wouldn’t let him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:31 - Some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, also sent a message to him, begging him not to risk his life by entering the amphitheater.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:32 - Inside, the people were all shouting, some one thing and some another. Everything was in confusion. In fact, most of them didn’t even know why they were there.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:33 - The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander forward and told him to explain the situation. He motioned for silence and tried to speak.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:34 - But when the crowd realized he was a Jew, they started shouting again and kept it up for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians! Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:35 - At last the mayor was able to quiet them down enough to speak. “Citizens of Ephesus,” he said. “Everyone knows that Ephesus is the official guardian of the temple of the great Artemis, whose image fell down to us from heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:36 - Since this is an undeniable fact, you should stay calm and not do anything rash.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:37 - You have brought these men here, but they have stolen nothing from the temple and have not spoken against our goddess.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:38 - “If Demetrius and the craftsmen have a case against them, the courts are in session and the officials can hear the case at once. Let them make formal charges.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:39 - And if there are complaints about other matters, they can be settled in a legal assembly.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:40 - I am afraid we are in danger of being charged with rioting by the Roman government, since there is no cause for all this commotion. And if Rome demands an explanation, we won’t know what to say.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:41 - [fn]Then he dismissed them, and they dispersed.
NLT Footnotes
Greek disciples; also in 19:9, 30.
Or in other languages.
Greek 50,000 pieces of silver, each of which was the equivalent of a day’s wage.
Or decided in his spirit.
Artemis is otherwise known as Diana.
Some translations include verse 41 as part of verse 40.

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Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the New Living Translation website.

 
 
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