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 being seized by the Jews, and about to be killed by them, I came upon them with some soldiers and rescued him: for I understand that he is a Roman.
Hearing this and being filled with rage, they cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
And the whole city was moved, and there was a concourse of the people: and they laid hold on Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the gates were shut.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
but if ye have bitter envy and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth;
Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence? even of your carnal appetites making war in your bodies?
the tribune commanded him to be brought into the castle, and ordered him to be put to the question by scourging; that he might know for what reason they so cried out against him.