d These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth.
And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, e saying that f gods made with hands are not gods.
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the g great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship."
When they heard this they were enraged and were crying out, g "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen.
Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.
1 Corinthians 8:4
Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "an idol has no real existence," and that "there is no God but one.
And there you will serve gods of wood and stone...
2 Kings 19:18
And have cast their gods into the fire, for the...
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of hu...
Isaiah 44:10 - 20
Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is pro...
Jeremiah 10:3 - 6
For the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tr...
The rest of mankind, who were not killed by the...
They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called Great.
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.