“And certaine of the chiefe of Asia, which were his friends, sent vnto him, desiring him that he would not aduenture himselfe into the Theatre.”
King James Version (KJV)
28. And when they heard these sayings, they were ful of wrath, & cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. 29. And the whole citie was filled with confusion, and hauing caught Gaius and Aristarchus men of Macedonia Pauls companions in trauaile, they rushed with one accord into the Theatre. 30. And when Paul would haue entred in vnto the people, the disciples suffered him not. 31. And certaine of the chiefe of Asia, which were his friends, sent vnto him, desiring him that he would not aduenture himselfe into the Theatre. 32. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused, and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together. 33. And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Iewes putting him forward. And Alexander beckened with the hand, and would haue made his defence vnto the people. 34. But when they knew that he was a Iewe, all with one voyce about the space of two houres cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.