THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Acts (Author Luke)

19:1And it came to pass, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper districts, came to Ephesus, and finding certain disciples,

19:2he said to them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye had believed? And they said to him, We did not even hear if the Holy Spirit was come.

19:3And he said, To what then were ye baptised? And they said, To the baptism of John.

19:4And Paul said, John indeed baptised with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on him that was coming after him, that is, on Jesus.

19:5And when they heard that, they were baptised to the name of the Lord Jesus.

19:6And Paul having laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

19:7And all the men were about twelve.

19:8And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly during three months, reasoning and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

19:9But when some were hardened and disbelieved, speaking evil of the way before the multitude, he left them and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.

19:10And this took place for two years, so that all that inhabited Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

19:11And God wrought no ordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,

19:12so that even napkins or aprons were brought from his body and put upon the sick, and the diseases left them, and the wicked spirits went out.

19:13And certain of the Jewish exorcists also, who went about, took in hand to call upon those who had wicked spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, I adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preaches.

19:14And there were certain men, seven sons of Sceva, Jewish high priest, who were doing this.

19:15But the wicked spirit answering said to them, Jesus I know, and Paul I am acquainted with; but *ye*, who are ye?

19:16And the man in whom the wicked spirit was leaped upon them, and having mastered both, prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

19:17And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who inhabited Ephesus, and fear fell upon all of them, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

19:18And many of those that believed came confessing and declaring their deeds.

19:19And many of those that practised curious arts brought their books of charms and burnt them before all. And they reckoned up the prices of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

19:20Thus with might the word of the Lord increased and prevailed.

19:21And when these things were fulfilled, Paul purposed in his spirit to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, After I have been there I must see Rome also.

19:22And having sent into Macedonia two of those ministering to him, Timotheus and Erastus, he remained himself awhile in Asia.

19:23And there took place at that time no small disturbance about the way.

19:24For a certain man by name Demetrius, a silver-beater, making silver temples of Artemis, brought no small gain to the artisans;

19:25whom having brought together, and those who wrought in such things, he said, Men, ye know that our well-living arises from this work,

19:26and ye see and hear that this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great crowd, not only of Ephesus, but almost of all Asia, saying that they are no gods which are made with hands.

19:27Now not only there is danger for us that our business come into discredit, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be counted for nothing, and that her greatness should be destroyed whom the whole of Asia and the world reveres.

19:28And having heard this, and being filled with rage, they cried out, saying, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.

19:29And the whole city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord to the theatre, having seized and carried off with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, fellow-travellers of Paul.

19:30But Paul intending to go in to the people, the disciples suffered him not;

19:31and some of the Asiarchs also, who were his friends, sent to him and urged him not to throw himself into the theatre.

19:32Different persons therefore cried out some different thing; for the assembly was tumultuous, and the most did not know for what cause they had come together.

19:33But from among the crowd they put forward Alexander, the Jews pushing him forward. And Alexander, beckoning with his hand, would have made a defence to the people.

19:34But, recognising that he was a Jew, there was one cry from all, shouting for about two hours, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.

19:35And the townclerk, having quieted the crowd, said, Ephesians, what man is there then who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of Artemis the great, and of the image which fell down from heaven?

19:36These things therefore being undeniable, it is necessary that ye should be calm and do nothing headlong.

19:37For ye have brought these men, who are neither temple-plunderers, nor speak injuriously of your goddess.

19:38If therefore Demetrius and the artisans who are with him have a matter against any one, the courts are being held, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another.

19:39But if ye inquire anything concerning other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.

19:40For also we are in danger to be put in accusation for sedition for this affair of to-day, no cause existing in reference to which we shall be able to give a reason for this concourse.

19:41And having said these things, he dismissed the assembly.

20:1But after the tumult had ceased, Paul having called the disciples to him and embraced them, went away to go to Macedonia.

20:2And having passed through those parts, and having exhorted them with much discourse, he came to Greece.

20:3And having spent three months there, a treacherous plot against him having been set on foot by the Jews, as he was going to sail to Syria, the resolution was adopted of returning through Macedonia.

20:4And there accompanied him as far as Asia, Sopater son of Pyrrhus, a Berean; and of Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus, and Gaius and Timotheus of Derbe, and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

20:5These going before waited for us in Troas;

20:6but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and we came to them to Troas in five days, where we spent seven days.

20:7And the first day of the week, we being assembled to break bread, Paul discoursed to them, about to depart on the morrow. And he prolonged the discourse till midnight.

20:8And there were many lights in the upper room where we were assembled.

20:9And a certain youth, by name Eutychus, sitting at the window-opening, overpowered by deep sleep, while Paul discoursed very much at length, having been overpowered by the sleep, fell from the third story down to the bottom, and was taken up dead.

20:10But Paul descending fell upon him, and enfolding him in his arms, said, Be not troubled, for his life is in him.

20:11And having gone up, and having broken the bread, and eaten, and having long spoken until daybreak, so he went away.

20:12And they brought away the boy alive, and were no little comforted.

20:13And we, having gone before on board ship, sailed off to Assos, going to take in Paul there; for so he had directed, he himself being about to go on foot.

20:14And when he met with us at Assos, having taken him on board, we came to Mitylene;

20:15and having sailed thence, on the morrow arrived opposite Chios, and the next day put in at Samos; and having stayed at Trogyllium, the next day we came to Miletus:

20:16for Paul thought it desirable to sail by Ephesus, so that he might not be made to spend time in Asia; for he hastened, if it was possible for him, to be the day of Pentecost at Jerusalem.

20:17But from Miletus having sent to Ephesus, he called over to him the elders of the assembly.

20:18And when they were come to him, he said to them, *Ye* know how I was with you all the time from the first day that I arrived in Asia,

20:19serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

20:20how I held back nothing of what is profitable, so as not to announce it to you, and to teach you publicly and in every house,

20:21testifying to both Jews and Greeks repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.

20:22And now, behold, bound in my spirit *I* go to Jerusalem, not knowing what things shall happen to me in it;

20:23only that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations await me.

20:24But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.

20:25And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

20:26Wherefore I witness to you this day, that I am clean from the blood of all,

20:27for I have not shrunk from announcing to you all the counsel of God.

20:28Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.

20:29For *I* know this, that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;

20:30and from among your own selves shall rise up men speaking perverted things to draw away the disciples after them.

20:31Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one of you with tears.

20:32And now I commit you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and give to you an inheritance among all the sanctified.

20:33I have coveted the silver or gold or clothing of no one.

20:34Yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my wants, and to those who were with me.

20:35I have shewed you all things, that thus labouring we ought to come in aid of the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

20:36And having said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

20:37And they all wept sore; and falling upon the neck of Paul they ardently kissed him,

20:38specially pained by the word which he had said, that they would no more see his face. And they went down with him to the ship.



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