Acts 18

Paul at Corinth

1After these things he left a  Athens and went to b  Corinth. 2And 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, 3and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and h  they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers. 4And he was reasoning i  in the synagogue every j  Sabbath and trying to persuade k  Jews and Greeks.

5But 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
Christ.
6But 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.” 7Then 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.
8 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. 9And 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; 10for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” 11And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12But 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, 13saying, “This man persuades men to worship God contrary to af  the law.” 14But 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; 15but 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.” 16And he drove them away from ai  the judgment seat. 17And 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.

18Paul, 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.
19They came to au  Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered av  the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, 21but aw  taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again ax  if God wills,” he set sail from ay  Ephesus.

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

Third Missionary Journey

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

24Now 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.
25This 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; 26and
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.
27And 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,
28for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating bp  by the Scriptures that bq  Jesus was the
I.e. Messiah
Christ.
Copyright information for NASB_th