29. And all the city was full of confusion. And they rushed into the commonplace [theater] with one consent, having caught Gaius
and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions. 30. And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples would not suffer him. 31. And certain also of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, requesting him that he would not enter into
the place, [theater].
32. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was out of order, and the more part knew not for what
cause they came together. 33. And some of the company drew forth Alexander, the Jews thrusting him forward. And when Alexander had required silence with
the hand, he would have excused the matter
to the people. 34. Whom when they knew to be a Jew, there arose a shout of all men almost for the space of two hours, crying, Great is Diana
of the Ephesians.