New Living Translation
"If Demetrius and the craftsmen have a case against them, the courts are in session and the officials can hear the case at once. Let them make formal charges.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:38 There are proconsuls - One in every province. There was one at Ephesus.
LibraryThe Pastoral Epistles.
Comp. § 33, pp. 327-329. Contents. The three Pastoral Epistles, two to Timothy and one to Titus, form a group by themselves, and represent the last stage of the apostle's life and labors, with his parting counsels to his beloved disciples and fellow-workers. They show us the transition of the apostolic church from primitive simplicity to a more definite system of doctrine and form of government. This is just what we might expect from the probable time of their composition after the first Roman …
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I
Whether Baptism May be Reiterated?
Days of Toil and Trial
He had attached himself to the governor, Sergius Paulus, who was an intelligent man. The governor invited Barnabas and Saul to visit him, for he wanted to hear the word of God.
But Elymas, the sorcerer (as his name means in Greek), interfered and urged the governor to pay no attention to what Barnabas and Saul said. He was trying to keep the governor from believing.
When the governor saw what had happened, he became a believer, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.
It began with Demetrius, a silversmith who had a large business manufacturing silver shrines of the Greek goddess Artemis. He kept many craftsmen busy.
And if there are complaints about other matters, they can be settled in a legal 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