Acts 18

After these things, Paul departed from Athens and came to Corinth; and finding a certain Jews, named Aquila, a native of Pontus, lately come from Italy, with Priscilla, his wife, (because Claudius Cesar had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome,) he went to them. And as he was of the same trade, he continued with them, and wrought; for by trade they were tent-makers. But he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath day, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And as soon as Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul was impelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they set themselves in opposition, and reviled, he shook his garment, and said to them, Let your blood be upon your own head! I am pure. From henceforth I will go to the Gentiles.

And going out thence, he went into the house of one called Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was adjoining the synagogue. Now, Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, with all his house; and many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed; and were immersed. But the Lord said to Paul, in a vision by night, Fear not, but speak, and do not keep silence; 10 for I am with you, and no man shall fall on you, to injure you; for I have much people in this city. 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made an assault upon Paul, with one consent, and brought him before the tribunal, 13 saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law. 14 And when Paul would have opened his mouth, Gallio said to the the Jews, If it were an act of injustice, or mischievous licentiousness, O Jews! it were reasonable I should bear with you. 15 But if it be a question concerning words, and names, and the law which is among you, you see to it yourselves; for I will be no judge of these matters. 16 And he drove them away from the tribunal. 17 And all the Greeks laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the tribunal; but Gallio did not concern himself at all about the matter.

18 And Paul still continued there for a considerable time, and then taking leave of the brethren, sailed thence for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shaved his head at Cenchrea, for he had a vow. 19 And he arrived at Ephesus, and there he left them; but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 20 And though they entreated him to have staid longer with them, he did not consent: 21 but he took his leave of them, saying, It is necessary for me, all means, to celebrate the approaching feast at Jerusalem; but I will return to you again, God willing. And he set sail from Ephesus. 22 And landing at Cesarea, he went up; and having saluted the congregation, he went down to Antioch. 23 and having saluted the congregation, he went down to Antioch. And having spent some time there, he departed, going through the country of Galatia and Phrygia, in a regular manner confirming all the disciples.

24 Now, a certain Jew, whose name was Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent man, and powerful in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This person was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught them things of the Lord with great accuracy, being only acquainted with the immersion of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And Aquila and Priscilla hearing him, took him aside, and explained to him the way of God in a more perfect manner. 27 And when he intended to go over to Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples, exhorting them to receive him. And being arrived there, by his gift he greatly helped those who had believed. 28 For he strenuously debated with the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures, that Jesus is the Messiah.

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