Acts 181 After these things Paul departed from Athens and came to Corinth. 2 And finding there a certain Jew, named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who was lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, (because Claudius Cesar had ordered all the Jews to depart from Rome,) he went to them; 3 and as he was of the same trade, he staid and worked with them: for they were tent-makers. 4 And he discoursed in the synagogue every sabbath-day, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was very urgent in spirit, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. 6 But as they opposed and blasphemed, he shook his garment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clear of it: from henceforth I will go to the Gentiles. 7 And departing thence, he went to the house of one named Justus, who worshipped God, whose house was contiguous to the synagogue. 8 But Crispus the ruler of the synagogue believed on the Lord with all his house: and many of the Corinthians hearing the word believed, and were baptized. 9 And the Lord said to Paul by a vision in the night, "Fear not, but speak: and be not silent: 10 for I am with thee, and no man shall lay hands on thee to hurt thee; for I have much people in this city." 11 And he staid a year and six months, teaching among them the word of God. 12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose against Paul, and brought him to the seat of justice, 13 saying, this fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. 14 And when Paul was going to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were indeed an act of injustice, or some wicked crime, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you. 15 But if it be a question about words, and names, and your law, settle it yourselves; for I will be no judge of these matters. 16 And he ordered them away from the tribunal. 17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him even before the tribunal: but Gallio did not concern himself about the matter. 18 And after Paul had staid there yet a considerable time, he took leave of the brethren, and sailed from thence to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, after he had shaved his head at Cenchrea; for he had a vow. 19 And he came to Esphesus, and left them there: but before his departure he himself went into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 20 Though when they desired him to stay longer with them, he did not consent: but took his leave of them, 21 saying, I must by all means keep the approaching feast at Jerusalem; but I will return to you again, God willing. So he sailed from Ephesus; 22 and landing at Cesarea, went up to Jerusalem, and after he had saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. 23 And when he had spent some time there, he departed, and went in order through the country of Galatia and Phrygia strengthening all the disciples. 24 Now there came to Ephesus a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures. 25 Who had been instructed in the way of our Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught clearly the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 And as he began to speak openly in the synagogue, Aquila and Priscilla heard him and took him home, and expounded to him the way of God more perfectly. 27 And as he was inclined to go into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples exhorting them to receive him: who when he arrived, was very helpful to those who had believed through grace. 28 For he disputed vehemently with the Jews in public, proving by the scriptures, that Jesus was the Christ.
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