(19:1-6) Paul introduces the Corinthians to the Holy Ghost and immediately they begin to
speak in tongues and prophesy.
(19:1-2) "Paul ... said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And
they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost."
(19:5) "They were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus."
In whose name is baptism to be performed?
(19:6) "When Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied."
(19:9) "The school of one Tyrannus"
"The school of Tyrannus" is the only school mentioned in the Bible.
(19:10) "By the space of two years ... all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus."
After only two years of preaching, everyone in Asia had heard the word of the Lord!
(19:12) "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." Sick people were cured by touching the
handkerchief or apron of Paul. "And the evil spirits went out of them."
What the Bible says about medical science
(19:13-16) Jewish exorcists were so impressed by Paul's ability to cast out evil spirits that
they decided to give it a try, saying to a evil spirit in a possessed person, "We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches." But the evil spirit
said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who the heck are you?" Then the possessed person jumped on the Jewish
exorcists, and stripped off all their clothes.
(19:13) "The vagabond Jews, exorcists, took 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."
(19:15) "The evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?"
(19:16) "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."
(19:19-20) The first Christian book burning occurs when
Paul's converts at Ephesus burn 50,000 silver pieces' worth of books. (A silver
piece was worth about a day's wage.)
(19:19) "Many of them ... 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."
(19:20) "So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed."
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having
passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain
He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And
they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy
And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said,
Unto John's baptism.
Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance,
saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come
after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
When they heard this, they
were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them;
and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
And all the men were about twelve.
And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three
months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that
way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the
disciples, disputing daily in the
school of one Tyrannus.
And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt
in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
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.
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took 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.
And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests,
which did so.
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
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.
And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus;
and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
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.
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
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.||
So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus
and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.||
And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.||
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver
shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;||
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said,
Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.||
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:||
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, and her
magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.||
And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out,
saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.||
And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and
Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with
one accord into the theatre.||
And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples
suffered him not.||
And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him,
desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.||
Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was
confused: and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.||
And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him
forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his
defence unto the people.||
But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours
cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.||
(19:34) "All with one voice about the space of two hours cried out,
Great is Diana of the Ephesians."|
A great multitude cry out "all with one voice" for two hours saying, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians."
And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of
Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the
Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which
fell down from Jupiter?
Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be
quiet, and to do nothing rashly.||
For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of
churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.||
Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a
matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them
implead one another.||
But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be
determined in a lawful assembly.||
For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there
being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.||
And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.