19:1 And it came to pass, that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper region, came to Ephesus; and finding some disciples, Acts
19:2 He said to them, Have you* received the Holy Spirit since you* believed? And they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Spirit. Acts
19:3 And he said to them, Into what then were you* baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism. Acts
19:4 Then Paul said, John truly baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people that they should believe in him who should come after him, that is, in the Messiah YASHUWAH. Acts
19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized into the name of the Master YASHUWAH. Acts
19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke in languages, and prophesied. Acts
19:7 And they were about twelve men in all.
19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of Elohim. Acts
19:9 But when some were hardened, and did not believe, but spoke evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one, Tyrannus. Acts
19:10 And this continued for the space of two years; so that all those who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Master YASHUWAH, both Jews and Greeks.
19:11 And Elohim worked special miracles by the hands of Paul: Acts
19:12 So that handkerchiefs, or aprons, were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Acts
19:13 Then some of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon themselves to call over those who had evil spirits, the name of the Master YASHUWAH, saying, We adjure you* by YASHUWAH whom Paul preaches. Acts
19:14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva a Jew, and chief of the priests, who did so. Acts
19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, YASHUWAH I know, and Paul I know; but who are you*? Acts
19:16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them, overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Acts
19:17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus: and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Master YASHUWAH was magnified. Acts
19:18 And many who believed came, confessed, and showed their deeds. Acts
19:19 Many of those who also used curious arts, brought their books together, and burned them before all men; and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. Acts
19:20 So the word of Elohim mightily grew, and prevailed.
19:21 After these things had ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia, and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. Acts
19:22 So he sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.
19:23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. Acts
19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silver-smith, who made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to the artificers; Acts
19:25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, you* know that by this craft we have our wealth: Acts
19:26 Moreover, you* see and hear, that not at Ephesus alone, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are no elohims which are made with hands. Acts
19:27 So that not only this craft of ours is in danger to be set at nothing; but also that the temple of the great female elohim Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia, and the world worshipeth.
19:28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Diana of the Ephesians is great. Acts
19:29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theater. Acts
19:30 And when Paul would have entered in to the people, the disciples did not allow him. Acts
19:31 And some of the chief of Asia, who were his friends, sent to him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theater. Acts
19:32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused, and the greater part did not know why they had come together. Acts
19:33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defense to the people. Acts
19:34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Diana of the Ephesians is great. Acts
19:35 And when the town-clerk had appeased the people, he said, Men of Ephesus, what man is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is a worshiper of the great female elohim Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? Acts
19:36 Seeing then that these things cannot be contradicted, you* ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. Acts
19:37 For you* have brought these men here, who are neither robbers of assemblies, nor yet blasphemers of your* female elohim. Acts
19:38 Therefore, if Demetrius and the artificers who are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another. Acts
19:39 But if you* inquire anything concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly. Acts
19:40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, since there is no cause by which we may give an account of this concourse. Acts
19:41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.