19:17 This became known to all who lived in Ephesus, 8 both Jews and Greeks; fear came over 9 them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was praised. 10
19:26 And you see and hear that this Paul has persuaded 11 and turned away 12 a large crowd, 13 not only in Ephesus 14 but in practically all of the province of Asia, 15 by saying 16 that gods made by hands are not gods at all. 17
1 tn Grk “It happened that while.” The introductory phrase ἐγένετο (egeneto, “it happened that”), common in Luke (69 times) and Acts (54 times), is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.
3 tn Or “interior.”
6 tn Grk “and found.” Because of the length of the Greek sentence and the sequencing with the following verse the conjunction καί (kai) has not been translated here. Instead a new English sentence is begun.
7 tn The word “there” is not in the Greek text but is implied.
10 tn Or “exalted.”
11 tn Grk “persuading.” The participle πείσας (peisa") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.
12 tn Or “misled.”
16 tn The participle λέγων (legwn) has been regarded as indicating instrumentality.
17 tn The words “at all” are not in the Greek text but are implied.
sn Gods made by hands are not gods at all. Paul preached against paganism’s idolatry. Here is a one-line summary of a speech like that in Acts 17:22-31.