Acts 19:37

For you have brought here these men, who are neither robbers of temples, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Nor of blasphemy against your goddess. St. Chrysostom takes notice, that to calm the people, he says more than was true. (Witham)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
They wanted to make religion the pretext for what concerned their own money-making: (c) and it was not right on account of private charges to hold a public assembly. For he put them to a nonplus, and left them not a word to say for themselves. There being no cause, he says, for this concourse, for which (matter) we shall not be able to give the account.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
All this however he says to the people; but in order that those (workmen) also might become more reasonable, he says: Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsman which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another. But if you enquire anything concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly. For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause, for which (matter) we shall not be able to give an account for this concourse.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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