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 was taken by the Jews, and was about to be put to death by them, when I came on them with the army and took him out of danger, having knowledge that he was a Roman.
And hearing this, they were very angry, crying out and saying, Great is Diana of Ephesus.
And all the town was moved, and the people came running together and put their hands on Paul, pulling him out of the Temple: and then the doors were shut.
So that he may not come rushing on my soul like a lion, wounding it, while there is no one to be my saviour.
Like meat they take the flesh of my people for their food, skinning them and crushing their bones, yes, cutting them up as if for the pot, like flesh inside the cooking-pot.
You have knowledge of this, dear brothers. But let every man be quick in hearing, slow in words, slow to get angry;
But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.
What is the cause of wars and fighting among you? is it not in your desires which are at war in your bodies?
The chief captain gave orders for him to be taken into the army building, saying that he would put him to the test by whipping, so that he might have knowledge of the reason why they were crying out so violently against him.
Be the saviour of those who are given up to death, and do not keep back help from those who are slipping to destruction.
So there was a division among the people because of him.
There was a division again among the Jews because of these words.