Acts 18

Paul at Corinth

After these things he left a Athens and went to b Corinth. And he found a Jew named c Aquila, a native of d Pontus, having recently come from e Italy with his wife f Priscilla, because g Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them, and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and h they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers. And he was reasoning i in the synagogue every j Sabbath and trying to persuade k Jews and Greeks.

But when l Silas and Timothy m came down from n Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly o testifying to the Jews that p Jesus was the
I.e. Messiah
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he r shook out his garments and said to them, “Your s blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go t to the Gentiles.” Then he left there and went to the house of a man named
One early ms reads Titus; two other early mss omit the name
Titius Justus v a worshiper of God, whose house was next to the synagogue.
w Crispus x the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord y with all his household, and many of the z Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized. And the Lord said to Paul in the night by aa a vision, Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; 10 for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 But while Gallio was ab proconsul of ac Achaia ad the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before ae the judgment seat, 13 saying, “This man persuades men to worship God contrary to af the law.” 14 But when Paul was about to ag open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you; 15 but if there are ah questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.” 16 And he drove them away from ai the judgment seat. 17 And they all took hold of aj Sosthenes ak the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of al the judgment seat. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.

18 Paul, having remained many days longer am took leave of an the brethren and put out to sea for ao Syria, and with him were ap Priscilla and aq Aquila. In ar Cenchrea
Lit having his hair cut
he at had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.
19 They came to au Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered av the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, 21 but aw taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again ax if God wills,” he set sail from ay Ephesus.

22 When he had landed at az Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and went down to ba Antioch.

Third Missionary Journey

23 And having spent some time there, he left and passed successively through the bb Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24 Now a Jew named bc Apollos, an bd Alexandrian by birth
Or a learned man
an eloquent man, came to bf Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.
25 This man had been instructed in bg the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with bh the baptism of John; 26 and
Lit this man
he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. But when bj Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him bk the way of God more accurately.
27 And when he wanted to go across to bl Achaia bm the brethren encouraged him and wrote to bn the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly
Or helped greatly through grace those who had believed
helped those who had believed through grace,
28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating bp by the Scriptures that bq Jesus was the
I.e. Messiah
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