Acts 181 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and went to Corinth; 2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came to see them. 3 And because he was of the same craft, he stayed with them, and worked: for they were tentmakers by occupation. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself to preaching, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. 6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his clothing, and said to them, May your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: henceforth I will go to the Gentiles. 7 And he departed from there, and entered a certain man's house, named Justus, one who worshipped God, whose house was next to the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household; and many of the Corinthians heard and believed, and were baptized. 9 Then the Lord spoke to Paul at night by a vision, Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not hold your peace: 10 For I am with you, and no man shall attack and hurt you: for I have many people in this city. 11 And he stayed there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 12 And when Gallio was the proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, 13 Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law. 14 And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to bear with you: 15 But if it is a question of words and names, and of your own law, look to it yourselves; for I will not be a judge of such matters. 16 And he drove them from the judgment seat. 17 Then they all took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio was not concerned about any of these things. 18 And after this Paul remained there many days longer, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed from there to Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. He cut his hair in Cenchrea: for he had made a vow. 19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to remain longer with them, he did not consent; 21 But bade them farewell, saying, I will return to you, if God wills. And he sailed from Ephesus. 22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, then went down to Antioch. 23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went throughout the region of Galatia and on through Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. 24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and diligently taught the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: and when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside, and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And when he wanted to go to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to welcome him: and when he had come, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed: 28 For he mightily refuted the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
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