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23 And the same time there arose no small stir about ithat way.10

24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines" for Diana, brought no small "gain unto the craftsmen ;

25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. 12

26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be "no gods, which are made with hands :

27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be "despised,"

10 the way of the Lord. Wi. " models of Diana's temple. Ne. 12 livelihood. Wh. 13 of no account. Pu.

h 1 Cor. xv. 32: If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus. 2 Cor. i. 8: We would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia. do. vi.9: As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed.

See on ver. 9. & Acts, xvi. 16, 19: A certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. When her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers.

"Rev. xviii. 11: And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more.

m Ps. cxv. 4: Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. Jer. x. 3: The customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workmen,

n ZEP. ii. 11: The Lord will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heatheu. See Isa. xliv. 10–20.

and her magnificence 14 should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of Pwrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and 'Aristarchus, inėn of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.15,

30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

31 And certain of the chief of Asia, 16 which were his friends, sent unto him, $desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.17

32 *Some therefore cried one thing, and some another : for the assembly was confused ; 18 and

14 her majesty. Rh. We. 15 common hall. Ma. Cr. Bi. 16 principal officers of Asia. Dod. We. !?press into the common hall. Ma. Cr. Bi. 18 out of order. Gen.

• 1 John, v. 19: And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. Rev. xiii. 8: And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

P Jer. 1. 38: A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.

9 Rom. xvi. 23: Gaius mine host, and of the whole Church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 1 Cor. i. 14: I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius.

Acts, xx. 4: There accompanied him into Asia Aristarchus and Secundus. do. xxvii. 2: Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. Cor. iv. 10: Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you. Phile. 24: Marcus, Aristarchus, my fellowlabourers.

* Acts, xxi. 12: And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

* Acts, xxi. 34: And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

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· 12 ·So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

A. D. 58. 13 9 Then 'certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, wtook upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

14 And there were seven sons of one Sceya, a Jew, and chief of the Priests, which did so. .

15 And the evil spirit answered and said, *Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus ; and fear fell

amost high, 1.65 ihese sayindima. God, say goi havery souda

u 2 Kings, iv. 29: Lay my staff on the face of the child. See on Acts, v. 15.

. Mat, xii. 27 : If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out?

w See on Luke, ix. 49.

* Mat. viii. 29: What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God ? Art thou come hither to torment us before the 'time?

.Acts, xvi. 17: The same [damsel possessed) followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.

2 LUKE, i. 65: And fear came on all that dwelt round about them : and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judæa. do. vii. 16: And there came a fear on all : and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. Acts, ii. 43 : And fear came upon every soul : and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. do. v. 5, 11: And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And great fear came upon all the Church, and upon as many as heard these things.

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on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

18 And many that believed came, and aconfessed, and showed' their deeds.

19 Many of them also which 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.9

20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

A. D. 59. 21 After these things were 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.

22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

? rehearsing. Pu. 8 charms, or sorcery. Hum. 9 shekels. Ham. :

a MAT. iii. 6: And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. Rom. x. 10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation

b See on Acts, vi. 7.

c Rom. xv. 25 : But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints, Gal. ii. 1 : Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.

d Acts, xx. 22.

e Acts, xviii. 21. do. xxiii. 11: As thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. do. xxviii. 16: When we came to Rome,-Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him. Rom. xv. 24, 28: Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you. I will come by you into Spain,

FACTS, xiii. 5: They had also John to their minister.

8 Rom. xvi. 23: Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you. 2 Tim. iv. 20 : Erastus abode at Corinth.

23 And the same time there arose no small stir about ithat way.10

24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines 11 for Diana, brought no small "gain unto the craftsmen ;

25 ? Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. 12

26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be "no gods, which are made with hands :

27 Şo that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, 13

10 the way of the Lord. Wi. " models of Diana's temple. Ne, 12 livelihood. Wh. 13 of no account. Pu.

.61 Cor. xv. 32: If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts' at Ephesus. 2 Cor. i. 8: We would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia. do. vi.9: As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed.

See on ver. 9. & Acts, xvi. 16, 19: A certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. When her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers.

"Rev. xviii. 11: And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more.

m Ps. cxv. 4: Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. JER, X. 3: The customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workmen,

n Zep. ii. 11: The Lord will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen. See Isa. xliv. 10–20..

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