Acts 19:25
New International Version
He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: "You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.

New Living Translation
He called them together, along with others employed in similar trades, and addressed them as follows: "Gentlemen, you know that our wealth comes from this business.

English Standard Version
These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth.

Berean Study Bible
Demetrius assembled the craftsmen, along with the workmen in related trades. “Men,” he said, “you know that this business is our source of prosperity.

Berean Literal Bible
whom having brought together along with the workmen in such things, he said, "Men, you know that from this business is our wealth.

New American Standard Bible
these he gathered together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business.

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

Christian Standard Bible
When he had assembled them, as well as the workers engaged in this type of business, he said: "Men, you know that our prosperity is derived from this business.

Contemporary English Version
Demetrius brought together everyone who was in the same business and said: Friends, you know we make a good living at this.

Good News Translation
So he called them all together with others whose work was like theirs and said to them, "Men, you know that our prosperity comes from this work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he had assembled them, as well as the workers engaged in this type of business, he said: "Men, you know that our prosperity is derived from this business.

International Standard Version
He called a meeting of these men and others who were engaged in similar trades and said, "Men, you well know that we get a good income from this business.

NET Bible
He gathered these together, along with the workmen in similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that our prosperity comes from this business.

New Heart English Bible
whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, you know that by this business we have our wealth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This man gathered all members of his craft together and those who worked with them, and he said to them, “Men, you know that all of our profit is from this work.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He called a meeting of his workers and others who did similar work. Demetrius said, "Men, you know that we're earning a good income from this business,

New American Standard 1977
these he gathered together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business.

Jubilee Bible 2000
whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation and said, Sirs, ye know that by this gain we have our wealth.

King James 2000 Bible
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, you know that by this craft we have our wealth.

American King James Version
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, you know that by this craft we have our wealth.

American Standard Version
whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this business we have our wealth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom he calling together, with the workmen of like occupation, said: Sirs, you know that our gain is by this trade;

Darby Bible Translation
whom having brought together, and those who wrought in such things, he said, Men, ye know that our well-living arises from this work,

English Revised Version
whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this business we have our wealth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth:

Weymouth New Testament
He called his workmen together, and others who were engaged in similar trades, and said to them, "You men well know that our prosperity depends on this business of ours;

World English Bible
whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, you know that by this business we have our wealth.

Young's Literal Translation
whom, having brought in a crowd together, and those who did work about such things, he said, 'Men, ye know that by this work we have our wealth;
Study Bible
The Riot in Ephesus
24It began with a silversmith named Demetrius, who had brought much business to the craftsmen making silver shrines of Artemis. 25Demetrius assembled the craftsmen, along with the workmen in related trades. “Men,” he said, “you know that this business is our source of prosperity. 26And as you see and hear, not only in Ephesus, but in nearly the whole province of Asia, Paul has persuaded a great number of people to turn away. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all.…
Cross References
Acts 16:19
When the girl's owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the marketplace.

Acts 19:24
It began with a silversmith named Demetrius, who had brought much business to the craftsmen making silver shrines of Artemis.

Acts 19:26
And as you see and hear, not only in Ephesus, but in nearly the whole province of Asia, Paul has persuaded a great number of people to turn away. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all.

Treasury of Scripture

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

ye know.

Acts 16:19
And 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,

Hosea 4:8
They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Hosea 12:7,8
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress…







Lexicon
[Demetrius] assembled [the craftsmen],
συναθροίσας (synathroisas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4867: To gather together, assemble. From sun and athroizo; to convene.

along with
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

workmen
ἐργάτας (ergatas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2040: A field-laborer; then: a laborer, workman in general. From ergon; a toiler; figuratively, a teacher.

in
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

related
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

trades.
τοιαῦτα (toiauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

“Men,”
Ἄνδρες (Andres)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

he said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“you know
ἐπίστασθε (epistasthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1987: To know, know of, understand. Apparently a middle voice of ephistemi; to put the mind upon, i.e. Comprehend, or be acquainted with.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

this
ταύτης (tautēs)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

business
ἐργασίας (ergasias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2039: From ergates; occupation; by implication, profit, pains.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

our
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

[source of]
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prosperity.
εὐπορία (euporia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2142: Wealth, gain, plenty. From the same as euporeo; pecuniary resources.
(25) The workmen of like occupation.--The "craftsmen" of the previous verse represent the higher class of what we call skilled labour. Here we have the unskilled labourers whom they employed. The former were, in a sense, artists, these were artisans.

Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.--Literally, Men, the word used being different from that in Acts 16:30. The word for "craft" is the same as that translated "gain" in Acts 16:19, where see Note. The opening words of Demetrius bring before us, with an almost naive simplicity, the element of vested interests which has at all times played so prominent a part in the resistance to religious and political reforms, and entered largely into the persecutions against which the early preachers of the gospel had to contend. Every city had its temples and priests, its flamens, its oracles or sanctuaries. Sacrifices and feasts created a market for industry which would otherwise have been wanting. In its later development, the Christian Church, employing the services of art, encouraging pilgrimages, organising conventual and collegiate institutions, created a market of another kind, and thus gave rise to new vested interests, which in their turn were obstacles to the work of reformation. At first, however, the absence of the aesthetic element in the aims and life of the Church seemed to threaten those who were occupied in such arts with an entire loss of livelihood, and roused them to a fierce antagonism.

Verse 25. - Gathered for called, A.V.; bust. ness for craft, A.V., but "craft" is the better rendering. Workmen; ἐργάται, different from the τεχνῖται skilled laborers or artisans. Demetrius called together all who were in any way interested in the shrine trade. His true reason came out first. 19:21-31 Persons who came from afar to pay their devotions at the temple of Ephesus, bought little silver shrines, or models of the temple, to carry home with them. See how craftsmen make advantage to themselves of people's superstition, and serve their worldly ends by it. Men are jealous for that by which they get their wealth; and many set themselves against the gospel of Christ, because it calls men from all unlawful crafts, however much wealth is to be gotten by them. There are persons who will stickle for what is most grossly absurd, unreasonable, and false; as this, that those are gods which are made with hands, if it has but worldly interest on its side. The whole city was full of confusion, the common and natural effect of zeal for false religion. Zeal for the honour of Christ, and love to the brethren, encourage zealous believers to venture into danger. Friends will often be raised up among those who are strangers to true religion, but have observed the honest and consistent behaviour of Christians.
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