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Travay 19Haitian Creole Version (HCV)

19 ¶ Antan Apolòs te lavil Korent, Pòl menm t'ap pase nan tout mòn peyi Lazi yo jouk li rive lavil Efèz. Li jwenn kèk disip nan lavil la.

Li mande yo: Eske nou te resevwa Sentespri lè nou te kwè? Yo reponn li: Yo pa t' janm di nou te gen yon Sentespri.

Lè sa a, Pòl mande yo: Ki batèm nou te resevwa? Yo reponn li: Batèm Jan an.

Pòl di yo: Jan te batize moun ki te asepte tounen vin jwenn Bondye, li t'ap di pèp Izrayèl la pou yo te kwè nan moun ki t'ap vini apre l' la, ki vle di Jezi.

Lè yo tande sa, yo mande pou resevwa batèm nan non Seyè Jezi.

Apre sa, Pòl mete men sou tèt yo, epi Sentespri desann sou yo. Yo pran pale nan lang lòt peyi, yo t'ap bay mesaj ki soti nan Bondye.

Te gen douz gason konsa antou.

¶ Pòl ale nan sinagòg la. Pandan twa mwa li t'ap pale la avèk gwo konviksyon. Li t'ap fè yo konnen tout bagay sou Gouvènman Bondye ki wa a, li t'ap chache pran tèt moun ki t'ap koute l' yo.

Men, anpil t'ap fè tèt di, yo te refize kwè: yo t'ap pase chemen Bondye a nan rizib devan tout asanble a. Lè Pòl wè sa, li wete kò l' nan mitan yo, li pran disip Kris yo avèk li. Chak jou li t'ap preche nan lekòl Tiranis la.

10 Pandan dezan, sa mache konsa. Se sak fè tout moun ki te rete nan pwovens Lazi a, jwif kou moun lòt nasyon yo, yo tout te tande pawòl Seyè a.

11 Bondye te sèvi ak Pòl pou l' te fè anpil gwo mirak.

12 Se konsa yo te konn pran mouchwa ak lòt rad ki te fwote ak kò l', yo pote yo bay moun malad. Lamenm malad yo te geri, epi tout move lespri yo te met deyò.

13 ¶ Te gen kèk jwif ki t'ap mache toupatou ap chase move lespri sou moun malad. Yo menm tou, yo t'ap seye chase move lespri yo nan non Jezi. Se konsa yo te konn di move lespri yo: Pa pouvwa Jezi Pòl ap fè konnen an, mwen ba ou lòd soti.

14 (Se te sèt pitit gason Seva, yon granprèt jwif, ki t'ap fè sa.)

15 Men move lespri a reponn yo: Mwen konnen Jezi, mwen konnen Pòl. Men nou menm, ki moun nou ye?

16 Lè sa a, nonm ki te gen move lespri sou li a fonse sou yo, li moutre li te gen plis fòs pase yo tout mete ansanm. Li malmennen yo sitèlman yo pran kouri soti nan kay la toutouni, tout kò yo an san.

17 Tout moun lavil Efèz, jwif kou moun lòt nasyon yo, te rive konn bagay sa a. Yo tout te pè, men yo te vin gen gwo respè pou non Seyè Jezi a.

18 Anpil nan moun ki te kwè yo vini, yo kanpe devan tout moun, yo t'ap avwe tou sa yo te fè, yo t'ap rekonèt sa an piblik.

19 Te gen anpil ladan yo ki te konn pratike maji, yo pote liv yo, yo boule yo devan tout moun. Dapre kalkil yo te fè, te gen liv pou desansenkantmil (250.000) goud antou.

20 Se konsa pawòl Bondye a t'ap gaye avèk pouvwa, li t'ap moutre fòs li.

21 ¶ Apre bagay sa yo fin pase, Pòl fè lide pase nan Masedwan ak Lakayi, apre sa pou li al Jerizalèm. Li t'ap di: Apre mwen soti la, se pou m' al wè lavil Wòm tou.

22 Lè sa a, li voye Timote ak Eras, de nan moun ki t'ap ede l' nan sèvis la, devan nan peyi Masedwan. Li menm li rete kèk tan ankò nan pwovens Lazi.

23 Se lè sa a yon gwo dezòd pete nan lavil Efèz poutèt chemen Bondye a.

24 Te gen yon òfèv yo te rele Demetriyis, ki te konn fè ti modèl kay yo te bati pou yon bondye fanm yo rele Atemis. Se an ajan li te fè yo. Travay sa a te rapòte ouvriye l' yo anpil.

25 Yon jou, li sanble tout ouvriye l' yo ansanm ak tout lòt moun ki te konn fè menm travay sa a tou. Li di yo: Mesye, nou konnen se travay sa a ki fè nou viv.

26 Men, nou wè ak je nou, nou tande ak zòrèy nou sa nonm yo rele Pòl la ap fè. L'ap mache di bondye moun fè ak men se pa bondye yo ye menm. Se konsa, li resi rive pran tèt anpil moun, pa isit nan lavil Efèz la ase, men nan tout pwovens Lazi a.

27 Talè konsa, metye nou an pral pote move non. Men, sa ki pi rèd ankò, kay Atemis, gwo bondye fanm lan, pral pèdi repitasyon li. Lè sa a menm, gwo bondye moun ap adore nan tout pwovens Lazi ak toupatou sou latè a pral pase pou anyen.

28 Lè yo tande sa, foul moun yo vin ankòlè anpil, yo pran rele: Atemis moun Efèz yo, se gwo nègès!

29 Dezòd la gaye nan tout lavil la. Moun yo pase men yo, yo pran Gayis ak Aristak, de moun Masedwan ki te ansanm ak Pòl nan vwayaj li a, yo kouri an foul, y' al nan teyat la.

30 Pòl te vle ale li menm tou devan pèp la, men disip yo te di l' non.

31 Te gen de twa chèf nan peyi Lazi a ki te zanmi l', yo voye bò kote l', yo mande l' pou l' pa parèt tèt li nan teyat la.

32 Pandan tout tan sa a, te gen gwo bouyay nan asanble a. Yon pòsyon moun t'ap rele yon bagay, yon lòt pòsyon menm t'ap rele yon lòt bagay. Pifò ladan yo pa t' konnen ojis poukisa yo te sanble.

33 Kèk moun nan foul la esplike bagay la bay Aleksann, yon nonm jwif yo te mete alatèt yo. Aleksann fè siy ak men li, li te vle pale pou l' pran defans jwif yo devan pèp la.

34 Men, lè yo rekonnèt se jwif li ye, yo tout pran rele ansanm menm bagay la pandan dezèdetan: Atemis moun Efèz yo, se gwo nègès.

35 Bout pou bout, sekretè lakomin lan te resi fè foul la sispann rele, li di yo konsa: Moun Efèz, koute! Tout moun konnen lavil Efèz se li menm k'ap veye sou kay Atemis, gwo nègès, ansanm ak estati li a ki te tonbe sot nan syèl la.

36 Pesonn pa ka di se pa vre. Se sa ki fè, se pou n' mete tèt nou an plas pou n' pa fè anyen san nou pa kalkile byen.

37 Bon. Mesye sa yo nou mennen isit la, se pa vòlò yo vòlò nan tanp yo, ni se pa pale yo pale mal sou Atemis, bondye fanm nou an.

38 Si Demetriyis ak ouvriye l' yo gen yon kont yo vle regle ak yon moun, gen jou pou tribinal la travay, epi gen chèf pou sa tou: se la pou y' al pote plent.

39 Apre sa, si nou gen lòt reklamasyon nou vle fè, n'a regle sa yon lè tout sitwayen yo va reyini dapre lalwa.

40 Avèk sa ki pase jòdi a, yo kapab al pote plent pou nou, yo kapab al di n'ap fè revolisyon. Pa gen okenn rezon pou tout dezòd sa a. Nou p'ap kapab bay okenn esplikasyon pou sa.

41 Lè li fin di sa, li voye tout moun lakay yo.

Acts 19New 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 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when[a] you believed?”

They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”

“John’s baptism,” they replied.

Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues[b] and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.

Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 10 This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.

11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.

13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

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. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.[c] 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

21 After all this had happened, Paul decided[d] to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. “After I have been there,” he said, “I must visit Rome also.” 22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.

The Riot in Ephesus

23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. 25 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. 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. 27 There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”

28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” 29 Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia, and all of them rushed into the theater together. 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him. 31 Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater.

32 The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there. 33 The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander to the front, and they shouted instructions to him. He motioned for silence in order to make a defense before the people. 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 19:2 Or after
  2. Acts 19:6 Or other languages
  3. Acts 19:19 A drachma was a silver coin worth about a day’s wages.
  4. Acts 19:21 Or decided in the Spirit
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