New International Version
If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters - In which the safety of the state, or the national worship, is concerned, know that such a matter is not the business of the mob; it must be heard and determined in a lawful assembly, εν τη εννομῳ εκκλησιᾳ, one legally constituted, and properly authorized to hear and determine on the subject.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
lawful. or, ordinary.
'...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
If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. They can press charges.
As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of what happened today. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it."
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