“For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.”
King James Version (KJV)
19:40 This concourse - He wisely calls it by an inoffensive name.
Ac 19:40 We are in danger. The Roman law made it a capital offense to incite a riot, nor did the Roman officials wink at any disturbance in the provinces. Ephesus was what was called "a free city"; that is, it governed itself in local matters. It might have its liberties taken away for just such occurrences as those of this day.