Acts 19:24
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English Standard Version
For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen.

King James Bible
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

American Standard Version
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Diana, brought no little business unto the craftsmen;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver temples for Diana, brought no small gain to the craftsmen;

English Revised Version
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines of Diana, brought no little business unto the craftsmen;

Webster's Bible Translation
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silver-smith, who made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to the artificers;

Weymouth New Testament
There was a certain Demetrius, a silversmith, who made miniature silver sanctuaries of Diana, a business which brought great gain to the mechanics in his employ.

Acts 19:24 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Silversmith (ἀργυροκόπος)

Lit., a silver-beater.

Shrines

Small models of the temple of Diana, containing an image of the goddess. They were purchased by pilgrims to the temple, just as rosaries and images of the Virgin are bought by pilgrims to Lourdes, or bronze models of Trajan's column or of the Colonne Vendme by tourists to Rome or Paris.

Craftsmen (τεχνίταις)

In the next verse he mentions the workmen (ἐργάτας), the two words denoting, respectively, the artisans, who performed the more delicate work, and the laborers, who did the rougher work.

Acts 19:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shrines. [Naus,] temples, probably portable silver models of the temple of Diana, and small images of the goddess, somewhat like the Santa Casa purchased by pilgrims at Loretto.

Diana.

Acts 19:27,28,34,35 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nothing; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised...

brought.

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us...

Isaiah 56:11,12 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

Cross References
Acts 16:16
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

Acts 16:19
But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.

Acts 19:25
These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth.

Acts 19:38
If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen with him have a complaint against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against one another.

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