Acts 18

CHAPTER 18

Paul in Corinth

And after these things, Paul having separated from Athens, came unto Corinth. And having found a certain Jew, by name Aquila, of Pontus by race, recently come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife, (because Claudius ordered [4to separate 1all 2the 3Jews] from Rome), he came forward to them. And because of being the same trade, he stayed with them, and worked; for they were tentmakers by craft. And he reasoned in the synagogue according to every Sabbath, to persuade both Jews and Greeks. And when [5came down 6from 7Macedonia 1both 2Silas 3and 4Timothy], [2was constrained 3in the 4spirit 1Paul], testifying [3to the 4Jews 1the 2Christ] -- Jesus. [3being rebellious 1And 2they] and blaspheming, having shaken off his garments, he said to them, Your blood be upon your head; I am clean. From now on [2unto 3the 4nations 1I shall go]. And having crossed over from there, he came unto the house of a certain one, by name Justus, who worshiped God, of whose house was adjoining the synagogue. But Crispus, the chief of the synagogue trusted in the Lord with [2entire 3house 1his]; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were immersed. [4said 1And 2the 3Lord] by a vision at night to Paul, Fear not, but speak and do not keep silent! 10 Because I am with you, and no one shall attack you to inflict evil on you, because [3people 1there are 4with me 2many] in this city. 11 And he stayed a year and [2months 1six] teaching among them the word of God. 12 And Gallio being proconsul of Achaia; [3rose up against 5with one accord 1the 2Jews 4Paul], and led him unto the rostrum, 13 saying that, By this law he dissuades men to worship God. 14 [3being about 1And 2Paul] to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If indeed then it was some offence or [2villainy 1evil], O Jews, on this account I would have endured you; 15 but if the matter is concerning a word and names and a law of yours, you shall see to it yourselves; [6a judge 1for 2I 7of these things 3do not 4want 5to be]. 16 And he drove them away from the rostrum. 17 [5taking hold of 1And 2all 3the 4Greeks] Sosthenes the chief of the synagogue beat him in front of the rostrum; and these things were not a care to Gallio. 18  But Paul yet having remained [2of days 1a fit amount], [2the 3brethren 1having dismissed], sailed across unto Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn his head in Cenchrea; for he had a vow. 19 And he arrived in Ephesus, and those he left behind there. But he himself having entered into the synagogue, reasoned with the Jews. 20 And being asked of them for more time to stay with them, he did not nod assent, 21 but sent them away, having said, It is necessary for me assuredly with the [2holiday 1coming] to observe it in Jerusalem; but again I will return to you, God willing. And he embarked from Ephesus. 22 And having gone down unto Caesarea, having ascended and having greeted the assembly, he went down to Antioch. 23 And having spent some time, he went forth, going through [6in order 1the 2Galatian 5region 3and 4Phrygian], staying up all the disciples.

Aquila and Priscilla

24 [3Jew 1And 2a certain], Apollos by name, an Alexandrian by race, [2man 1a learned], arrived in Ephesus, being mighty in the scriptures. 25 This one was being instructed in the way of the Lord. And bubbling in spirit he spoke and taught exactly the things concerning the Lord, having knowledge of only the immersion of John. 26 This one also began to speak openly in the synagogue. [5having heard 1And 6him 2Aquila 3and 4Priscilla], took him to themselves, and more exactly expounded to him the way of God. 27 [3wanting 1And 2he] to go through into Achaia, [3encouraging 1the 2brethren] wrote to the disciples to gladly receive him; who having arrived engaged much with the ones believing through favor. 28 For intensely with the Jews he thoroughly confuted in public, displaying through the scriptures [2to be 3the 4Christ 1Jesus].
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