ActsChapter 18

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1 After these things he departed from :Athens, and came to Corinth. 2 And he found a certain Jew Aquila by name, Pontian by :race, lately come from :Italy, and his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from :Rome: and he came to them; 3 and because he was of the same trade, he abode with them, and they wrought; for by their trade they were tentmakers. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and was persuading both Jews and Greeks. 5 But when both :Silas and :Timothy came down from :Macedonia, :Paul was constrained by the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. 6 And when they opposed themselves and blasphemed, he shook out his :raiment and said unto them, Your :blood be upon your :heads: I am clean: henceforth I will go unto the nations. 7 And he departed thence, and went into the house of a certain man Titius Justus by name, one that worshiped :God, whose :house joined hard to the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the synagogueruler, believed in the Lord with all his :house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 9 And the Lord said to :Paul at night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace: 10 because I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to harm thee: because I have much people in this :city. 11 And he dwelt there a year and six months, teaching the word of :God among them. 12 But when Galliō was proconsul of :Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against :Paul and brought him before the judgment-seat, 13 saying [that], This man persuadeth :men to worship :God contrary to the law. 14 But when :Paul was about to open his :mouth, :Gallio said unto the Jews, If indeed it were some wrong or a wicked villainy, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: 15 but if the questions are about words and names and your own :law, look to it yourselves; I intend not to be judge of these. 16 And he drove them from the judgment-seat. 17 And all laid hold on Sōsthenēs, the synagogue-ruler, and beat him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things. 18 And :Paul, after staying over many days, took leave of the brethren, and sailed thence for :Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila: having shorn his :head in Cenchreæ; for he had a vow. 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left those there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 20 And when they asked him to abide a longer time, he consented not; 21 but taking leave of them, and saying, I will return again unto you :God willing, he set sail from :Ephesus. 22 And having landed at Cæsarea, he went up and greeted the Church, and went down to Antioch. 23 And having spent some time there, he departed, and went through the region of Galatia, and Phrygia, in order, establishing all the disciples.
 
24 Now a certain Jew Apollōs by name an Alexandrian by :race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and being mighty in the scriptures. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in :Spirit, he spake and taught accurately the things concerning :Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John: 26 and HE began to be bold in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of :God more accurately. 27 And when HE was minded to pass over into :Achaia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him: and when he was come, he helped them much that had believed through :grace; 28 for he powerfully confuted the Jews publicly showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

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