You are aware of the fact that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.
This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
Not only is there danger that this trade of ours fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be regarded as worthless and that she whom all of Asia and the world worship will even be dethroned from her magnificence.”
Also some of the Asiarchs who were friends of his sent to him and repeatedly urged him not to venture into the theater.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.