Acts 18

1And after these things Paul having separated from Athens, he came to Corinth. 2And having found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by origin, who recently came from Italy, and his wife Priscilla, because Claudius arranged for all the Jews to separate from Rome, he came to them. 3And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and was working, for they were of the tentmakers craft. 4And he was discoursing in the synagogue every sabbath, and was persuading Jews and Greeks. 5And when both Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was being held by the Spirit, fully testifying to the Jews, Jesus the Christ. 6But when they opposed and slandered him, having shaken out his clothes, he said to them, Your blood is upon your heads. I am clean. From henceforth I will go to the Gentiles. 7And having departed from there, he went into the house of a certain man named Justus, who worships God, whose house was adjoining the synagogue. 8And Crispus, the synagogue ruler, believed in the Lord with his whole household, and many of the Corinthians who heard believed, and were immersed. 9And the Lord spoke to Paul by a vision at night, Fear not, but speak, and be not silent, 10because I am with thee, and no man will lay upon thee to harm thee, because many people are for me in this city. 11And he remained a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 12But Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord attacked Paul and brought him to the judgment seat, 13saying, This man is persuading men to worship God against the law. 14But when Paul was going to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If therefore indeed it were some crime or evil reckless deed, O ye Jews, I would have tolerated you according to the matter. 15But if it is an issue about a word and names and the law from you, look ye yourselves, for I do not intend to be a judge of these things. 16And he drove them from the judgment seat. 17But all the Greeks, having taken Sosthenes the synagogue ruler, were beating him in front of the judgment seat. And Gallio was not going to judge, even of these things. 18But Paul, who still remained considerable days with the brothers, having separated, sailed away to Syria (and with him Priscilla and Aquila), having shaved his head in Cenchrea, for he had a vow. 19And he came to Ephesus and left behind those there, but having entered into the synagogue himself, he discoursed with the Jews. 20And when they asked him to remain on more time with them, he did not consent, 21but separated from them, having said, I must definitely keep the coming feast at Jerusalem, but I will return again to you, God willing. And he launched from Ephesus. 22And after coming down to Caesarea, having gone up and greeted the church, he went down to Antioch. 23And after spending some time, he departed, passing through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, successively, strengthening all the disciples. 24Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by origin, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus, being mighty in the scriptures. 25This was a man who was instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in the Spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things about the Lord, knowing only the immersion of John. 26And this man began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside, and expounded to him the way of God more accurately. 27And when he intended to pass through into Achaia, the brothers wrote, having encouraged the disciples to receive him, who, when he arrived, assisted much those who believed through the grace. 28For he forcibly refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the scriptures Jesus to be the Christ.
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