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Acts 18:21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 but taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again if God wills,” he set sail from Ephesus.

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Acts 18:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 But as he left, he promised, “I will come back if it is God’s will.” Then he set sail from Ephesus.

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Acts 18:24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

24 Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, [a]an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 18:24 Or a learned man
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Acts 18:24 New International Version (NIV)

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.

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Acts 19:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Paul at Ephesus

19 It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.

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Acts 19:1 New International Version (NIV)

Paul in Ephesus

19 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples

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Acts 19:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

17 This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived in Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified.

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Acts 19:17 New International Version (NIV)

17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.

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Acts 19:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of [a]Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that [b]gods made with hands are no gods at all.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 19:26 V 22, note 1
  2. Acts 19:26 Lit those
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Acts 19:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all.

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Acts 19:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

28 When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, “Great is [a]Artemis of the Ephesians!”

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 19:28 Lat Diana
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Acts 19:28 New International Version (NIV)

28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

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Acts 19:34-41 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

34 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 [a]Artemis of the Ephesians!” 35 After quieting the crowd, the town clerk *said, “Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great [b]Artemis and of the image which fell down from [c]heaven? 36 So, since these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and to do nothing rash. 37 For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of our goddess. 38 So then, if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a complaint against any man, the courts are in session and [d]proconsuls are available; let them bring charges against one another. 39 But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the [e]lawful [f]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.” 41 After saying this he dismissed the [g]assembly.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 19:34 Lat Diana
  2. Acts 19:35 Lat Diana
  3. Acts 19:35 Lit Zeus; Lat Jupiter
  4. Acts 19:38 Or provincial governors
  5. Acts 19:39 Or regular
  6. Acts 19:39 Gr ekklesia
  7. Acts 19:41 Gr ekklesia
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Acts 19:34-41 New International Version (NIV)

34 But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

35 The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Fellow Ephesians, doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven? 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to calm down and not do anything rash. 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. 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. 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. 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.” 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.

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Acts 20:16-38 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in [a]Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.

Farewell to Ephesus

17 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. 18 And when they had come to him, he said to them,

“You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in [b]Asia, how I was with you the whole time, 19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me [c]through the plots of the Jews; 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and [d]from house to house, 21 solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, bound by the [e]Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me. 24 But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

25 “And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face. 26 Therefore, I [f]testify to you this day that I am [g]innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God. 28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you [h]overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He [i]purchased [j]with His own blood. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes. 34 You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me. 35 In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

36 When he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 And [k]they began to weep aloud and [l]embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him, 38 [m]grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they were accompanying him to the ship.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 20:16 I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
  2. Acts 20:18 V 16, note 1
  3. Acts 20:19 Lit by
  4. Acts 20:20 Or in the various private homes
  5. Acts 20:22 Or in spirit
  6. Acts 20:26 Or call you to witness
  7. Acts 20:26 Lit pure from
  8. Acts 20:28 Or bishops
  9. Acts 20:28 Lit acquired
  10. Acts 20:28 Lit through
  11. Acts 20:37 Lit a considerable weeping of all occurred
  12. Acts 20:37 Lit threw themselves on Paul’s neck
  13. Acts 20:38 Lit suffering pain
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Acts 20:16-38 New International Version (NIV)

16 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.

17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church. 18 When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. 19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents. 20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. 21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

22 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

25 “Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again. 26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you. 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. 28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God,[a] which he bought with his own blood.[b] 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. 34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. 35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

36 When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. 37 They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him. 38 What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 20:28 Many manuscripts of the Lord
  2. Acts 20:28 Or with the blood of his own Son.
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Acts 21:29 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

29 For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple.

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Acts 21:29 New International Version (NIV)

29 (They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.)

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1 Corinthians 15:32 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

32 If [a]from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:32 Lit according to man
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1 Corinthians 15:32 New International Version (NIV)

32 If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised,

“Let us eat and drink,
    for tomorrow we die.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:32 Isaiah 22:13
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1 Corinthians 16:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost;

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1 Corinthians 16:8 New International Version (NIV)

But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,