New American Standard Bible
When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
King James Bible
And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
Darby Bible Translation
And having heard this, and being filled with rage, they cried out, saying, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.
World English Bible
When they heard this they were filled with anger, and cried out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
Young's Literal Translation
And they having heard, and having become full of wrath, were crying out, saying, 'Great is the Artemis of the Ephesians!'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Were full of wrath - Were greatly enraged - probably at the prospect of losing their gains.
Great is Diana ... - The term "great" was often applied by the Greeks to Diana. Thus, in Xenophon (Ephes. i.), he says, "I adjure you by your own goddess, the great (τὴν μεγάλην tēn megalēn) Diana of the Ephesians." The design of this clamor was doubtless to produce a persecution against Paul, and thus to secure a continuance of their employment. Often, when people have no arguments, they raise a clamor; when their employments are in danger of being ruined, they are filled with rage. We may learn, also, that when people's pecuniary interests are affected, they often show great zeal for religion, and expect by clamor in behalf of some doctrine to maintain their own interest, and to secure their own gains.
LibraryThe Fight with Wild Beasts at Ephesus
'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. 23. And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. 24. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto …
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Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen;
But when they recognized that he was a Jew, a single outcry arose from them all as they shouted for about two hours, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
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