ACTS 19:24



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“For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;”

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Acts 19:24 Translation & Meaning

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For γάρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
a certain τις Some or any person or object certain
man (No Greek definition. English implied.)
named ὀνόματι A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) named
Demetrius, Δημήτριος Demetrius, the name of an Ephesian and of a Christian Demetrius
a silversmith, ἀργυροκόπος A beater (i.e., worker) of silver silversmith
which made ποιῶν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) made
silver ἀργυροῦς Made of silver silver
shrines ναοὺς A fane, shrine, temple shrines
for Diana, Ἀρτέμιδος Prompt; Artemis, the name of a Grecian goddess borrowed by the Asiatics for one of their deities Diana
brought παρείχετο To hold near, i.e., present, afford, exhibit, furnish occasion brought
no οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
small ὀλίγην Puny (in extent, degree, number, duration or value); especially neuter (adverbially) somewhat small
gain ἐργασίαν Occupation; by implication, profit, pains gain
unto τεχνίταις An artisan; figuratively, a founder (Creator) unto
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
craftsmen; τεχνίταις An artisan; figuratively, a founder (Creator) craftsmen

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  • 22  So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

  • 23  And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.

  • 24  For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

  • 25  Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

  • 26  Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:


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