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Chapter 19


Update:  2024.05.12


Acts 19:1 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:2 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!"


Acts 19:3 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!"


Acts 19:4 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) Paul (Paulos) enunciated (eipen), "John (Iōannēs) baptized (ebaptise) [in, AE] [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)


Acts 19:5 (LIT/UBS4) 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)


Acts 19:6 (LIT/UBS4) 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)


Acts 19:7 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) all (pantes) the (hoi) males (andres) were being (ēsan) as if (hōsei) twelve (dōdeka).


Acts 19:8 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:9 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:10 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:11 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:12 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:13 (LIT/UBS4) 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).”


Acts 19:14 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:15 (LIT/UBS4) 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)?"


Acts 19:16 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:17 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:18 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:19 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:20 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:21 (LIT/UBS4) 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).”


Acts 19:22 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:23 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:24 (LIT/UBS4) 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);


Acts 19:25 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:26 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:27 (LIT/UBS4) 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 (outhen) [resource of work, v25, RE];


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)!”


Acts 19:28 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!”


Acts 19:29 (LIT/UBS4) 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).


Acts 19:30 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:31 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:32 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:33 (LIT/UBS4) 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].


Acts 19:34 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!”


Acts 19:35 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!?


Acts 19:36 (LIT/UBS4) 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) [practice, RE].


Acts 19:37 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:38 (LIT/UBS4) 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 accuse (enkaleitōsan) one another (allēlois) [there, AE]!


Acts 19:39 (LIT/UBS4) 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)!


Acts 19:40 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) we are endangered (kinduneuomen) also (kai) to be accused (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) [of us, AE] not one (mēdenos) cause (aitiou) [for the insurrection, RE]!”


Acts 19:41 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) having enunciated (eipōn) these things (tauta), he sent away (apelusen) the (tēn) assembly (ekklēsian).