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 Paul had been seized by the Jews, and they were on the point of killing him, when I came upon them with the troops and rescued him, for I had been informed that he was a Roman citizen.
After listening to this harangue, they became furiously angry and kept calling out, "Great is the Ephesian Diana!"
The excitement spread through the whole city, and the people rushed in crowds to the Temple, and there laid hold of Paul and began to drag him out; and the Temple gates were immediately closed.
You know this, my dearly-loved brethren. But let every one be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to be angry.
But if in your hearts you have bitter feelings of envy and rivalry, do not speak boastfully and falsely, in defiance of the truth.
What causes wars and contentions among you? Is it not the cravings which are ever at war within you for various pleasures?
the Tribune ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and be examined by flogging, in order to ascertain the reason why they thus cried out against him.