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Chapter 19


19:1 But (de) it caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) in (en) the (to) [time, AE] the (ton) Apollos (apollō) was to be (einai) in (en) Corinth (Korinthō), Paul (Paulon) was coming through (dielthonta) the (ta) upper (anōterika) parts (merē), to come down (katelthein) into (eis) Ephesus (Epheson) and (kai) to find (heurein) some (tinas) disciples (mathētas).


19:2 And (te) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) them (autous), "If (ei) you are ones having believed (pisteusantes), did you receive (elabete) holy (hagion) Spirit (pneuma)?" 


But (de) the (hoi) [disciples, v1, RE] enunciated (eipon) to (pros) him (auton), "BUT (all'), we  absolutely did not hear (oud’ ēkousamen) if (ei) there is (estin) holy (hagion) Spirit (pneuma)!"


19:3 And (te) he enunciated (eipen), "Therefore (oun), into (eis) what (ti) were you baptized (ebaptisthēte)?" 


But (de) the (hoi) [disciples, v1, RE] enunciated (eipan), "Into (eis) the (to) baptism (baptisma) of John (Iōannou)!"


19:4 But (de) Paul (Paulos) enunciated (eipen), "John (Iōannēs) baptized (ebaptise) [a] baptism (baptisma) of repentance (metanoias) for the (tō) people (laō);


saying (legōn) that (hina) they may believe (pisteusōsin) into (eis) the (ton) [baptism, RE] being caused to come (erchomenon) with (met’) [the passing, AE] of him (auton), that (tout’) is (estin), into (eis) the (ton) [baptism, RE] of Jesus (Iēsoun)." 


(See Mat. 3:11)


19:5 But (de) having heard (akousantes) they were baptized (ebaptisthēsan) into (eis) the (to) name (onoma) of the (tou) lord (Kuriou), Jesus (Iēsou).


(For what is the scriptural definition of the meaning of, “being baptized in the name of…”, compare Mat. 28:19; John 5:37-43, 10:25, 13:6-15; Acts 4:7, 9:17-18, 19:5, 22:16; Rom. 1:1-6; Eph. 5:26; Titus 3:5; Rev. 1:5)


19:6 And (kai) the (tou) Paul (Paulou) having put upon (epithentos) them (autois) the (tas) hands (cheiras), the (to) Spirit (pneuma), the (to) holy one (hagion), came (ēlthe) upon (ep’) them (autous);


and (te) they were speaking (elaloun) tongues (glōssais), and (kai) they were prophesying (eprophēteuon).


(For the normal and common practice of the church to speak in tongues to pray to God, see Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4-11, 10:46, 19:6; Rom. 8:26-27; 1 Cor. 12:3, 30, 13:1, 14:2-28, 39; Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:3; Jude 1:20)


19:7 But (de) all (pantes) the (hoi) males (andres) were being (ēsan) as if (hōsei) twelve (dōdeka).


19:8 But (de) he having entered in (eiselthōn) into (eis) the (tēn) synagogue (sunagōgēn), he was causing himself to speak boldly (eparrēsiazeto) over (epi) three (treis) moons (mēnas), causing himself to argue (dialegomenos) and (kai) being persuasive (peithōn) of the things (ta) about (peri) the (tēs) Kingdom932 (basileias) of the (tou) God (theou).


19:9 But (de) when (hōs) some (tines) were being hardened (esklērunonto) and (kai) were being disuaded (ēpeithoun), speaking maliciously (kakologountes) of the (tēn) way (hodon) in sight (enōpion) of the (tou) plethora (plēthous), having departed away (apostas) from (ap’) them (autōn) he segregated away (aphōrisen) the (tous) disciples (mathētas), causing himself to argue (dialegomenos) down (kath’) each day (hēmeran) in (en) the (tē) school (scholē) of Tyrannus (Turannou).


19:10 But (de) this (touto) caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) over (epi) [a time, AE] of two (duo) years (etē), so that (hōste) all (pantas) the ones (tous) homing down (katoikountas) the (tēn) Asia (Asian) [were] to hear (akousai) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) Lord (kuriou), both (te) Judeans (Ioudaious) and (kai) Hellenes (Hellēnas).


19:11 And (te) the (ho) God (theos), through (dia) the (tōn) hands (cheirōn) of Paul (Paulou), was doing (epoiei) inherently powered works (dunameis), absolutely not (ou) the ones (tas) [already, AE] having been attained (tuchousas)!


19:12 And so (hōste) over (epi) [the sake, AE] of the ones (tous) being disabled (asthenountas) also (kai), sweat cloths (soudaria) or (ē) aprons (simikinthia) [were] to be brought away (apopheresthai) from (apo) the (tou) skin (chrōtos) of him (autou), and (kai) the (tas) sicknesses (nosous) were caused to be changed away (apallassesthai) from (ap’) them (autōn);


and (te) the (ta) spirits (pneumata), the (ta) evil ones (ponēra), were caused to go out (exerchesthai).


19:13 But (de) some (tines) of the ones (tōn) causing themselves to go around (perierchomenōn) also (kai), Judean (Ioudaiōn) exorcists (exorkistōn), took upon hand (epecheirēsan) to name (onomazein) the (to) name (onoma) of the (tou) lord (kuriou), Jesus (Iēsou), over (epi) [the sake, AE] of the ones (tous) holding (echontas) the (ta) spirits (pneumata), the (ta) evil ones (ponēra), saying (legontes), “I invoke [an] oath (horkizō) [over, AE] you (humas) of the (ton) Jesus (Iēsoun), whom (hon) Paul (Paulos) preaches (kērussei).”


19:14 But (de) there were being san) seven (hepta) sons (huioi) of [a] certain (tinos) Sceva (Skeua), [a] Judean (Ioudaiou) chief sacrificial priests (archiereōs), doing (poiountes) this (touto).


19:15 But (de) the (to) spirit (pneuma), the (to) evil one (ponēron) having been caused to make [a] decision (apokrithen), it enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Truly (men), the (ton) Jesus (Iēsoun) I know (ginōskō)!


And (kai) of the (ton) Paul (Paulon), I can cause myself to put it together (epistamai).


But (de) who (tines) are (este) you (humeis)?"


19:16 And (kai) the (ho) mortal (anthrōpos) in (en) whom (hō) was being n) the (to) spirit (pneuma), the (to) evil one (ponēron), he having caused himself to jump (ephalomenos) upon (ep’) them (autous), he having lorded it down (katakurieusas) all around (amphoterōn),  he was strong (ischusen) down against (kat’) them (autōn), so as (hōste) naked ones (gumnous), and (kai) ones having been traumatized (tetraumatis), had to flee (ekphugein) out (ek) of the (tou) house (oikou) of that one (ekeinou).


19:17 But (de) this (touto) caused itself to become (egeneto) something known (gnōston) to all (pasin) Judeans (Ioudaiois), and (te) to Hellenes (Hellēsin) also (kai), the ones (tois) homing down (katoikousin) the (tēn) Ephesus (Epheson).


And (kai) fear (phobos) fell (epepesen) upon (epi) all (pantes) of them (autous).


And (kai) the (to) name (onoma) of the (tou) lord (kuriou), Jesus (Iēsou), was being made great (emegaluneto).


19:18 And (te) many (polloi) of the ones (tōn) having believed (pepisteukotōn) were causing themselves to come (ērchonto), ones causing themselves to confess out (exomologoumenoi), and (kai) ones reporting up (anaggellontes) the (tas) practices (praxeis) of them (autōn).


19:19 But (de) [a] suitable number (hikanoi) of the ones (tōn) having habitually practiced (praxantōn) the (ta) conjurings (perierga), they having brought in together (sunenenkantes) the (tas) scrolls (bibulous) [of them, AE], they were burning [the scrolls, RE] down (katekaion) in sight (enōpion) of all (pantōn).


And (kai) they counted together in pebbles (sunepsēphisan) the (tas) values (timas) of them (autōn), and (kai) they found (heuron) [them, RE] [to be] five (pente) ten thousands (muriadas) [pieces, AE] of silver (arguriou).


19:20 Thusly (houtōs), down on account (kata) of [the] power (kratos) of the (tou) Lord (kuriou) the (ho) Word (logos) was growing (ēuxanen), and (kai) it was being strong (ischuen)!


19:21 But (de) as (hōs) these things (tauta) were fulfilled (eplērōthē), the (ho) Paul (Paulos) placed himself (etheto) in (en) the (tō) Spirit (pneumati), having come through (dielthōn) the (tēn) Macedonia (Makedonian) and (kai) Achaia (Achaian), to make himself go (poreuesthai) into (eis) Jerusalem (Hierosoluma), having enunciated (eipōn) that (hoti), “With (meta) [the passing, AE] of the (to) [time, AE] for me (me) to cause myself to become (genesthai) there (ekei), it is required (dei) for me (me) to see (idein) Rome (Rhōmēn) also (kai).”


19:22 But (de) he having sent (aposteilas) two (duo) of the ones (tōn) ministering (diakonountōn) to him (autō), Timothy (Timotheon) and (kai) Erastus (Eraston), into (eis) the (tēn) Macedonia (Makedonian), he (autos) lingered over (epeschen) into (eis) the (tēn) Asia (Asian) for [a] time (chronon).


19:23 But (de) there caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) down through (kata) the (ton) time (kairon) of that (ekeinon) absolutely no (ouk) little (oligos) trouble (tarachos) about (peri) the (tēs) way (hodou).


19:24 Because (gar) [there was, AE] [a] certain one (tis) by name (onomati) of Demetrius (Dēmētrios), [a] silversmith (argurokopos), making (poiōn) silver (argurous) dwelling places (naous) of Artemis (Artemidos), causing himself to hold alongside (pareicheto) absolutely no (ouk) little (oligēn) work (ergasian) for the (tois) technicians (technitais);


19:25 whom (hous) having come together with (sunathroisas) the (tous) workers (ergatas) also (kai) about (peri) the things (ta) like these (toiauta), he enunciated (eipen), “Males (andres), you can cause yourselves to put [it, AE] together (epistasthe) that (hoti) out (ek) of this (tautēs), the (tēs) work (ergasias), is (estin) the (hē) resource (euporia) for us (hēmin).


19:26 And (kai) that (hoti) absolutely not (ou) only (monon) of Ephesus (Ephesou), BUT (alla), of almost (schedon) all (pasēs) of the (tēs) Asia (Asias), you observe (theōriete) and (kai) you hear (akouete) the (ho) Paul (Paulos)!


This one (houtos) stood together with (metestēsen) [a] suitable (hikanon) crowd (ochlon), he having persuaded (peisas) [it, AE], saying (legōn) that (hoti) there are absolutely no (ouk eisin) gods (theoi), the ones (hoi) being caused to come to pass (ginomenoi) through (dia) [the work, v25, RE] of hands (cheirōn)!


19:27 But (de) absolutely not (ou) only (monon) this (touto) is endangered (kinduneuei) for us (hēmin), the (to) part (meros) [of the work, v25, RE] to come (elthein) into (eis) disrepute (apelegmon), BUT (alla), the (to) sacred place (hieron) also (kai) of the (tēs) great (megalēs) goddess (theas) Artemis (Artemidos) is to be counted (logisthēnai) into (eis) [being] absolutely not one thing (outhen);


and (te) the (tēs) greatness (megaleiotētos) also (kai) of her (autēs) [is] about (mellein) to be seized down (kathaireisthai), which (hēn) the (hē) whole (holē) Asia (Asia) and (kai) the (hē) inhabited land (oikoumenē) causes itself to revere (sebetai)!”


19:28 But (de) they having heard (akousantes), and (kai) they having caused themselves to become (genomenoi) full (plēreis) of passion (thumou), they were crying out (ekrazon) saying (legontes), “[A] great one (megalē) [is] the (hē) Artemis (Artemis) of [the] Ephesians (Ephesiōn)!”


19:29 And (kai) the (hē) city (polis) was filled (eplēsthē) of the (tēs) [workers, v25, RE] poured together with (sunchuseōs) [Demetrius, v24, RE]!


And (te) like-passioned (homothumadon) they bolted (hōrmēsan) into (eis) the (to) theater (theatron), they together having snatched (sunarpasantes) Gaius (Gaion) and (kai) Aristarchus (Aristarchon), Macedonians (Makedonas), ones together with them out of the company (sunekdēmous) of Paul (Paulou).


19:30 But (de) of Paul (Paulou) wishing (boulomenou) to enter in (eiselthein) into (eis) the (ton) company (dēmon) [of Demetrius, v24, RE], the (hoi) disciples (mathētai) were absolutely not allowing (ouk eiōn) him (auton)!


19:31 But (de) some (tines) of the (tōn) first ones756 of Asia (Asiarchōn) also (kai), they being (ontes) friends (philoi) to him (autō), they having sent (pempsantes) to (pros) him (auton), they were accosting (parekaloun) [him, RE] not (mē) to give (dounai) himself (heauton) [to the workers, v25, RE) in (eis) the (to) theater (theatron)!


19:32 Therefore (oun), truly (men), others (alloi) were crying out (ekrazon) another (allo) thing (ti)!


Because (gar) the (hē) assembly (ekklēsia) was being (ēn) one having been poured in together with4797 (sunkechumenē) [the company of Demetrius, v24, 30, RE], and (kai) the (hoi) majority (pleious) had absolutely not seen (ouk ēdeisan) for what (tinos) account (heneka) they had come together (sunelēlutheisan)!


19:33 But (de) out (ek) of the (tou) crowd (ochlou) [the Demetrius, v24, RE] made to come together (sunebibasan) [the assembly, v32, RE] threw forth (probalontōn) Alexander (Alexandron), he (auton) [being] of the (tōn) Judeans (Ioudaiōn).


But (de) the (ho) Alexander (Alexandros) having waved down (kataseisas) the (tēn) hand (cheira), he was desiring (ēthelen) to explain himself (apologeisthai) to the (tō) company (dēmō) [of Demetrius, v24, 30, RE].


19:34 But (de) [the company, v33, RE] having experientially known (epignontes) that (hoti) he is (estin) [a] Judean (Ioudaios), [the crowd, v33, RE] caused itself to become (egeneto) one (mia) voice (phōnē) out (ek) of all (pantōn), over (epi) as (hōs) of two (duo) hours (hōras), crying (krazontōn) “A great one (megalē) [is] the (hē) Artemis (Artemis) of [the] Ephesians (Ephesiōn)!”


19:35 But (de) the (ho) secretary (grammateus) having settled down (katasteilas) the (ton) crowd (ochlon), he shed light (phēsin), “Males (andres), Ephesians (Ephesioi), because (gar), who (tis) of mortals (anthrōpōn) is (estin) one who (hos) absolutely does not know (ou ginōskei) [the] city (polin) of the (tēn) Ephesians (Ephesiōn) is being (ousan) [the] keeper of the dwelling place (neōkoron) of the (tēs) great (megalēs) Artemis (Artemidos), and (kai) of the (tou) thing fallen from Dis2203 (diopetous)!?


19:36 Therefore (oun), these things (toutōn) being (ontōn) unable to be spoken against (anantirrētōn), it is (estin) required (deon) for you (humas), having been settled down (katestalmenous), to be under control (huparchein), and (kai) to practice (prassein) not one (mēden) headlong (propetes) [thing, AE]!


19:37 Because (gar) the (tous) males (andras) you led gagete) [here, AE], these ones (toutous), [are] absolutely not (oute) robbers of sacred places (hierosulous), and absolutely not (oute) ones blaspheming (blasphēmountas) the (tēn) god (theon) of us (hēmōn)!


19:38 Therefore (oun), truly (men), if (ei) Demetrius (Dēmētrios) and (kai) the (hoi) technicians (technitai) together with (sun) him (autō) have (echousi) [a] word (logon) toward (pros) anyone (tina), markets (agoraioi) are led (agontai), and (kai) there are (eisin) proconsuls (anthupatoi).


 Let them call one another into question (enkaleitōsan allēlois) [there, AE]!


19:39 But (de) if (ei) you search (epizēteite) for something (ti) about another request (peraiterō), it shall be looked over (epiluthēsetai) in (en) the (tē) assembly (ekklēsia) in law (ennomō)!


19:40 Because (gar) we are endangered (kinduneuomen) also (kai) to be called into question (enkaleisthai) about (peri) [an] insurrection (staseōs), of the one (tēs) today (sēmeron);


about (peri) which (hou) shall we absolutely not inherently power ourselves (ou dunēsometha) to give away (apodounai) [a] word (logon) about (peri) the (tēs) conspiracy (sustrophēs) of this (tautēs), there being under control (huparchontos) [to us, AE] not one (mēdenos) cause (aitiou)!”


19:41 And (kai) having enunciated (eipōn) these things (tauta), he sent away (apelusen) the (tēn) assembly (ekklēsian).