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Acts Chapter 18

1After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2And he found a certain Jew by the name of Aquila, a Pontian by descent, who had just come from Italy and Priscilla his wife (because Claudius had decreed that all the Jews must depart from Rome), and he went up to them, 3and since they were of the same trade, he remained with them and did some work, for they were tent-makers by trade. 4And he was in discussion in the synagogue every Sabbath, and he tried to persuade Jews and Greeks. 5And when both Silas and Timothy had come down from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in spirit and testified solemnly to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. 6But since they took an opposing standpoint and blasphemed, he shook out his clothes and said to them, “Your blood be on your head. I am clear of responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7And moving on from there he went to the house of a certain man by the name of Justus, who worshipped God, whose house abutted on the synagogue. 8But Crispus the leader of the synagogue believed in the Lord with the whole of his household, and many of the Corinthians heard and believed and were baptized. 9Then the Lord said to Paul through a vision at night, “Do not be afraid, but speak out and do not be silent, 10for I am with you and no-one will attack you so as to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” 11And he remained there for a year and six months teaching the word of God among them. 12But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaea, the Jews unanimously rose up against Paul and led him to the court, 13saying, “This man is inciting men to worship God in a way contrary to the law.” 14And as Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “Now if it had been some wrongdoing or nefarious malpractice, O Jews, I would have accepted your charge as reasonable, 15but if it is a dispute about a word and names and your law, see to it yourselves. For I do not wish to be a judge of these things.” 16And he dismissed them from the court. 17And all the Greeks took hold of Sosthenes the leader of the synagogue and beat him in the presence of the court. But none of these things was a matter for proceeding to Gallio. 18And Paul stayed on several days more, then bade farewell to the brothers and sailed away to Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila, who had had his head shaved in Cenchreae, for he had made a vow. 19And he reached Ephesus and left those there while he himself went to the synagogue and had a discussion with the Jews. 20But when they asked him to stay with them longer, he did not assent, 21but took his leave of them, and said, “I must by all means keep the coming festival in Jerusalem, but I will come back to you again, God willing.” And he set sail from Ephesus. 22And he landed at Caesarea, and went up and greeted the church and came down to Antioch. 23And he spent some time there, then departed and crossed through, in sequence, the Galatian region and Phrygia, invigorating all the disciples. 24And a certain Jew by the name of Apollos, an Alexandrian by descent, an erudite man, being masterful in the scriptures, came down to Ephesus. 25He had been taught the way of the Lord verbally, and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught the matters concerning the Lord accurately, although he only knew the baptism of John. 26And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately. 27And as he wished to cross over to Achaea, the brothers urged him on and wrote to the disciples to receive him. And when he arrived he contributed much to those who had believed, through grace. 28For he vigorously and thoroughly refuted the Jews, publicly demonstrating through the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.
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