Atos 18

1 E depois disto partiu Paulo de Atenas, e chegou a Corinto.

2 E, achando um certo judeu por nome Áqüila, natural do Ponto, que havia pouco tinha vindo da Itália, e Priscila, sua mulher (pois Cláudio tinha mandado que todos os judeus saíssem de Roma), ajuntou-se com eles,

3 E, como era do mesmo ofício, ficou com eles, e trabalhava; pois tinham por ofício fazer tendas.

4 E todos os sábados disputava na sinagoga, e convencia a judeus e gregos.

5 E, quando Silas e Timóteo desceram da Macedônia, foi Paulo impulsionado no espírito, testificando aos judeus que Jesus era o Cristo.

6 Mas, resistindo e blasfemando eles, sacudiu as vestes, e disse-lhes: O vosso sangue seja sobre a vossa cabeça; eu estou limpo, e desde agora parto para os gentios.

7 E, saindo dali, entrou em casa de um homem chamado chamado Justo, que servia a Deus, e cuja casa estava junto da sinagoga.

8 E Crispo, principal da sinagoga, creu no Senhor com toda a sua casa; e muitos dos coríntios, ouvindo-o, creram e foram batizados.

9 E disse o Senhor em visão a Paulo: Não temas, mas fala, e não te cales;

10 Porque eu sou contigo, e ninguém lançará mão de ti para te fazer mal, pois tenho muito povo nesta cidade.

11 E ficou ali um ano e seis meses, ensinando entre eles a palavra de Deus.

12 Mas, sendo Gálio procônsul da Acaia, levantaram-se os judeus concordemente contra Paulo, e o levaram ao tribunal,

13 Dizendo: Este persuade os homens a servir a Deus contra a lei.

14 E, querendo Paulo abrir a boca, disse Gálio aos judeus: Se houvesse, ó judeus, algum agravo ou crime enorme, com razão vos sofreria,

15 Mas, se a questão é de palavras, e de nomes, e da lei que entre vós há, vede-o vós mesmos; porque eu não quero ser juiz dessas coisas.

16 E expulsou-os do tribunal.

17 Então todos os gregos agarraram Sóstenes, principal da sinagoga, e o feriram diante do tribunal; e a Gálio nada destas coisas o incomodava.

18 E Paulo, ficando ainda ali muitos dias, despediu-se dos irmãos, e dali navegou para a Síria, e com ele Priscila e Áqüila, tendo rapado a cabeça em Cencréia, porque tinha voto.

19 E chegou a Éfeso, e deixou-os ali; mas ele, entrando na sinagoga, disputava com os judeus.

20 E, rogando-lhe eles que ficasse por mais algum tempo, não conveio nisso.

21 Antes se despediu deles, dizendo: É-me de todo preciso celebrar a solenidade que vem em Jerusalém; mas querendo Deus, outra vez voltarei a vós. E partiu de Éfeso.

22 E, chegando a Cesaréia, subiu a Jerusalém e, saudando a igreja, desceu a Antioquia.

23 E, estando ali algum tempo, partiu, passando sucessivamente pela província da Galácia e da Frígia, confirmando a todos os discípulos.

24 E chegou a Éfeso um certo judeu chamado Apolo, natural de Alexandria, homem eloqüente e poderoso nas Escrituras.

25 Este era instruído no caminho do Senhor e, fervoroso de espírito, falava e ensinava diligentemente as coisas do Senhor, conhecendo somente o batismo de João.

26 Ele começou a falar ousadamente na sinagoga; e, quando o ouviram Priscila e Aqüila, o levaram consigo e lhe declararam mais precisamente o caminho de Deus.

27 Querendo ele passar à Acaia, o animaram os irmãos, e escreveram aos discípulos que o recebessem; o qual, tendo chegado, aproveitou muito aos que pela graça criam.

28 Porque com grande veemência, convencia publicamente os judeus, mostrando pelas Escrituras que Jesus era o Cristo.

1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;

2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

14 And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

15 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it ; for I will be no judge of such matters .

16 And he drave them from the judgment seat.

17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

22 And when he had landed at Cæsarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.

23 And after he had spent some time there , he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

24 And 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 the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them , and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

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