Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
On the Sabbath we went outside the gates, to the bank of the river where we supposed there was a praying place, and we sat down and talked with the women who gathered there.
She did this for a number of days, until Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit in her, "In the name of Jesus Christ I order you to come out of her!" And it came out instantly.
There was a man named Simon in the town, who had been amazing the Samaritan people by practicing magic there, and who made great pretensions.
idolatry, sorcery, enmity, quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party-spirit,
2 Timothy 3:8
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, these people in turn oppose the truth; they are men of depraved minds and counterfeit faith.
A silversmith named Demetrius was making large profits for his workmen by the manufacture of silver shrines of Artemis.
1 Timothy 6:10
For love of money is the root of all the evils, and in their eagerness to get rich, some men wander away from the faith and pierce themselves to the heart with many a pang.
2 Peter 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with pretended arguments. From of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not slumbered.
The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one will buy their cargoes any more??12 cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet, all kinds of citron wood, all kinds of objects of ivory and costly wood, bronze, iron, and marble,