New International Version
The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there.
King James Bible
Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.
Darby Bible Translation
Different persons therefore cried out some different thing; for the assembly was tumultuous, and the most did not know for what cause they had come together.
World English Bible
Some therefore cried one thing, and some another, for the assembly was in confusion. Most of them didn't know why they had come together.
Young's Literal Translation
Some indeed, therefore, were calling out one thing, and some another, for the assembly was confused, and the greater part did not know for what they were come together;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Some - cried one thing, and some another - This is an admirable description of a tumultuous mob, gathered together without law or reason; getting their passions inflamed, and looking for an opportunity to commit outrages, without why or wherefore - principle or object.
For the assembly was confused - Ἡ εκκλησια; The same word which we translate church; and thus we find that it signifies any assembly, good or bad, lawful, or unlawful; and that only the circumstances of the case can determine the precise nature of the assembly to which this word is applied.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'...Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?' --ACTS xix. 15. These exorcists had no personal union with Jesus. To them He was only 'Jesus whom Paul preached.' They spoke His name tentatively, as an experiment, and imitatively. To command 'in the name of Jesus' was an appeal to Jesus to glorify His name and exert His power, and so when the speaker had no real faith in the name or the power, there was no answer, because there was really no appeal. I. The only power which can cast out the evil …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater.
Some in the crowd shouted one thing and some another, and since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks.
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