Atos 19

1 It happened and in the the Apollos to be in Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper parts, to come to Ephesus. And having found some disciples,

2 he said to them: If a spirit holy you received having believed? They and said to him: But not even if a spirit holy is, we have heard.

3 He said and to them: Into what then were you dipped? They and said: Into the of John dipping.

4 Said and Paul: John dipped a dipping of reformation, to the people saying, into him coming after him that they should believe; that is, into the Jesus.

5 Having heard and they were dipped into the name of the Lord Jesus.

6 And having placed to them the Paul the hands, come the spirit the holy upon them, they spoke and with tongues and prophesied.

7 Were and the all men about twelve.

8 Having entered and into the synagogue, he spoke freely, for months three reasoning and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of the God.

9 When and some were hardened and disbelieved, speaking evil of the way in presence of the multitude, having departed from them, he separated the disciples, every day reasoning in the school of Tyrannus one.

10 This and was done for years two, so that all the dwellers the Asia to hear the word of the Lord, Jews both and Greeks.

11 Miracles and not the common ones did the through the hands of Paul;

12 so that even to those being sick to be brought from the skin of him napkins or aprons, and to be set free from them the diseases, the and spirits the evil to be cast out.

13 Took in hand and some from those going about Jews exorcists to name on those having the spirits the evil the name of the Lord Jesus, saying: I adjure you the Jesus, whom the Paul preaches.

14 Where and some sons of Sceva a Jew a high–priest seven, who this were doing.

15 Answering and the spirit the evil said: The Jesus I know, and the Paul I am acquainted with; you but who are?

16 and leaping on them the man, in whom was the spirit the evil, and having overcome them, prevailed against them, so that naked and having been wounded to have fled out of the house that.

17 This and became known to all Jews both and Greeks those dwelling the Ephesus; and fell a fear on all them, and was magnified the name of the Lord Jesus.

18 Many and of those having believed came confessing and declaring the deeds of them.

19 Many and of those the magical arts practising, having brought together the books, burned in presence of all; and they computed the prices of them, and found pieces of silver myriads five.

20 Thus according to power the word of the Lord grew and prevailed.

21 When and was fulfilled these things, was dipped the Paul in the spirit, having passed through the Macedonia and Achaia, to go into Jerusalem, saying: That after the to be come me there, it behooves me also Rome to see.

22 Having sent and into the Macedonia two of those ministering to him, Timothy and Erastus, he remained a time in the Asia.

23 It happened and during the season that a tumult not small concerning the way.

24 Demetrius for a certain by name, a silver–smith, making temples of silver of Diana, brought to the workmen gain not a little.

25 Whom having brought together, and those about the such like workmen, said: Men, you know, that out of this the work the wealth of us is;

26 and you see and you hear, that not only of Ephesus, but almost all the Asia the Paul this having persuaded misled large crowd, saying, that not are gods those by hands being made.

27 Not only and this in danger to us the craft into contempt to come; but also that the great goddess Diana temple into nothing to be despised, to be about and also to be destroyed the magnificence of her, which whole the Asia and the habitable worships.

28 Having heard and, and having become full of wrath, they cried out, saying: Great the Diana of Ephesians.

29 And was filled the city whole the confusion; they rushed and with one mind into the theatre, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus Macedonians, fellow–travelers of Paul.

30 The and Paul wishing to enter into the assembly of the people, not suffered him the disciples.

31 Some and even of the rulers of Asia being to him friends, having sent to him, besought not to venture himself into the theatre.

32 Some indeed therefore some thing cried; was for the assembly having been confused, and the greater not knew, for what purpose they were come together.

33 Out of and crowd they pushed forward Alexander, thrusting forward him the Jews; the and Alexander having waved the hand, wished to defend himself in the assembly of the people.

34 Knowing but that a Jew he is, voice came one from all, about for hours two crying: Great the Diana of Ephesians.

35 Having stilled and the scribe the crowd, he said: Men Ephesians, what for is man, who not knows the Ephesians city temple–keeper being of the great Diana and of that fallen from Jupiter?

36 Cannot be denied therefore being these things, necessary it is you having been quiet to be and nothing rashly to do.

37 You brought for the men these, neither temple–robbers, nor blasphemers of the goddess of you.

38 If indeed Demetrius and those with him workmen have against say a word, courts are held, and proconsuls are; let them accuse each other.

39 if but anything other things you inquire, in the lawful assembly it shall be settled.

40 Even for we are in danger to be accused of tumult concerning the day, not one cause being, about which we are able to give a reason far the gathering this.

41 And these having said he dismissed the assembly.