New American Standard Bible
"But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the lawful assembly.
King James Bible
But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.
Darby Bible Translation
But if ye inquire anything concerning other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.
World English Bible
But if you seek anything about other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.
Young's Literal Translation
'And if ye seek after anything concerning other matters, in the legal assembly it shall be determined;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But if we inquire - If you seek to determine any other matters than that pertaining to the alleged wrong which Demetrius has suffered in his business.
Other matters - Anything respecting public affairs; anything pertaining to the government and the worship of Diana.
In a lawful assembly - In an assembly convened, not by tumult and riot, but in conformity to law. This was a tumultuous assemblage, and it was proper in the public officer to demand that they should disperse; and that, if there were any public grievances to be remedied, it should be done in an assembly properly convened. It may be remarked here that the original word rendered assembly is what is usually in the New Testament rendered church - ἐκκλησία ekklēsia. It is properly rendered by the word "assembly" - not denoting here "a mixed or tumultuous assemblage, but one called out, or convened in the legal manner." The proper meaning of the word is "what is called out." "The church, the Christian assembly ἐκκλησία ekklēsia of the faithful," is made up of those who are called out from the world.
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"So then, if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a complaint against any man, the courts are in session and proconsuls are available; let them bring charges against one another.
"For indeed we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today's events, since there is no real cause for it, and in this connection we will be unable to account for this disorderly gathering."
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