Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
This man who was seized by the Jews, and was going to be killed by them, having stood by with the soldiers, I rescued him, having learned that he is a Roman.
And when they heard this, having become full of wrath, they cried out, saying, The great Artemis of Ephesians.
And the whole city was moved, and there developed a running together of the people. And having taken Paul they dragged him out of the temple, and straightaway the doors were shut.
lest they tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Now consider this, ye who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver:
who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them, and break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
But if ye have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not boast, and do not lie against the truth.
From where are wars and fightings among you? Is it not from here: from your pleasures warring in your body-parts?
the chief captain commanded him be brought into the fort, having said to examine him by scourging, so that he might know for what reason they shouted against him this way.