New American Standard Bible
"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.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
If therefore Demetrius and the artisans who are with him have a matter against any one, the courts are being held, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another.
World English Bible
If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a matter against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them press charges against one another.
Young's Literal Translation
if indeed, therefore, Demetrius and the artificers with him with any one have a matter, court days are held, and there are proconsuls; let them accuse one another.
Acts 19:38 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Have a matter against any man - Have a complaint of injury; if injustice has been done them by anyone.
The law is open - See the margin. Ἀγόραιοι Agoraioi ἄγονται agontai, that is, ἡμέραι hēmerai. There are court-days; days which are open, or appointed for judicial trials, where such matters can be determined in a proper manner. Perhaps the courts were then held, and the matter might be immediately determined.
And there are deputies - Roman proconsuls. See the notes on Acts 13:7. The cause might be brought before them with the certainty that it would be heard and decided. The Syriac reads this in the singular number "Lo, the proconsul is in the city."
Let them implead one another - Let them accuse each other in the court. The laws are equal, and impartial justice will be done.
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Paul's Journeys Acts 13:1-38:31
The Spirit and Power of Elias.
Baptism unto Repentance
who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.
Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.
For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen;
"But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the lawful assembly.
Jump to PreviousArtificers Artisans Cause Charges Complaint Contention Court Courts Craftsmen Demetrius Deputies Fellow Grievance Held However Judges Law Matter Mechanics Open Persons Press Protest Session Support Wherefore Workmen
Jump to NextArtificers Artisans Cause Charges Complaint Contention Court Courts Craftsmen Demetrius Deputies Fellow Grievance Held However Judges Law Matter Mechanics Open Persons Press Protest Session Support Wherefore Workmen
LinksActs 19:38 NIV
Acts 19:38 NLT
Acts 19:38 ESV
Acts 19:38 NASB
Acts 19:38 KJV
Acts 19:38 Bible Apps
Acts 19:38 Biblia Paralela
Acts 19:38 Chinese Bible
Acts 19:38 French Bible
Acts 19:38 German Bible
Acts 19:38 Commentaries