Acts 19:39
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New International Version
If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly.

New Living Translation
And if there are complaints about other matters, they can be settled in a legal assembly.

English Standard Version
But if you seek anything further, it shall be settled in the regular assembly.

New American Standard Bible
"But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the lawful assembly.

King James Bible
But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you want something else, it must be decided in a legal assembly.

International Standard Version
But if you want anything else, it must be settled in the regular assembly,

NET Bible
But if you want anything in addition, it will have to be settled in a legal assembly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if you seek anything other than what is granted by the law, the assembly will be dismissed.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you want anything else, you must settle the matter in a legal assembly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

King James 2000 Bible
But if you inquire anything concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

American King James Version
But if you inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

American Standard Version
But if ye seek anything about other matters, it shall be settled in the regular assembly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if you inquire after any other matter, it may be decided in a lawful assembly.

Darby Bible Translation
But if ye inquire anything concerning other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.

English Revised Version
But if ye seek anything about other matters, it shall be settled in the regular assembly.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

Weymouth New Testament
But if you desire anything further, it will have to be settled in the regular assembly.

World English Bible
But if you seek anything about other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.

Young's Literal Translation
'And if ye seek after anything concerning other matters, in the legal assembly it shall be determined;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:32-41 The Jews came forward in this tumult. Those who are thus careful to distinguish themselves from the servants of Christ now, and are afraid of being taken for them, shall have their doom accordingly in the great day. One, having authority, at length stilled the noise. It is a very good rule at all times, both in private and public affairs, not to be hasty and rash in our motions, but to take time to consider; and always to keep our passions under check. We ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly; to do nothing in haste, of which we may repent at leisure. The regular methods of the law ought always to stop popular tumults, and in well-governed nations will do so. Most people stand in awe of men's judgments more than of the judgement of God. How well it were if we would thus quiet our disorderly appetites and passions, by considering the account we must shortly give to the Judge of heaven and earth! And see how the overruling providence of God keeps the public peace, by an unaccountable power over the spirits of men. Thus the world is kept in some order, and men are held back from devouring each other. We can scarcely look around but we see men act like Demetrius and the workmen. It is as safe to contend with wild beasts as with men enraged by party zeal and disappointed covetousness, who think that all arguments are answered, when they have shown that they grow rich by the practices which are opposed. Whatever side in religious disputes, or whatever name this spirit assumes, it is worldly, and should be discountenanced by all who regard truth and piety. And let us not be dismayed; the Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters; he can still the rage of the people.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 39. - Seek for inquire, A.V.; about for concerning, A.V.; settled for determined, A.V.; the regular for a lawful, A.V. If ye seek, etc (ἐπιζητεῖτε). Ἐπιζητεῖν means either "to make inquiry" or" to desire earnestly." The verb in the next clause, ἐπιλυθήσεται, it shall be "settled," or "solved," favors the first sense: "If you wish to inquire further into the spread of Paul's doctrine, and the best way of dealing with it, the question should be decided in an assembly of the δῆμος, legally convened." For περὶἑτέρων, about other matters, some manuscripts read περαιτέρω, further. The regular assembly. That summoned by a magistrate in the constitutional way. The Greek cities under the Roman government preserved their rights and liberties, and the privilege of popular assemblies. The town clerk, therefore, gave them their choice of either having the case tried before the proconsuls or having it laid before the ecclesia of the demos, if they wished it to be gone into on wider and deeper grounds.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But if ye inquire anything concerning other matters,.... Than what belongs to the craft and business of Demetrius, and the artificers:

it shall be determined in a lawful assembly; that is, called together according to law, and who have a right to hear, try, and judge causes, which such a confused lawless assembly as this in the theatre had not.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

39. if ye inquire—"have any question."

concerning other matters—of a public nature.

Acts 19:39 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Riot in Ephesus
38"So then, if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a complaint against any man, the courts are in session and proconsuls are available; let them bring charges against one another. 39"But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the lawful assembly. 40"For indeed we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today's events, since there is no real cause for it, and in this connection we will be unable to account for this disorderly gathering."…
Cross References
Acts 19:38
If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. They can press charges.

Acts 19:40
As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of what happened today. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it."
Treasury of Scripture

But if you inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

lawful. or, ordinary.

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