Atos 18

1 After these things he departed from Athens, and came to Corinth.

2 And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, lately come from Italy, with 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 stayed with them, and he worked, for by their trade they were tentmakers.

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

5 But when 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 to them, Your{+} blood [be] on your{+} own heads; I am clean: from now on I will go to the Gentiles.

7 And he departed from there, and went into the house of a certain man named Titus Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

8 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, 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 in the night by a vision, Don't be afraid, but speak and don't hold your peace:

10 for I am with you, and no man will set on you to harm you: for I have many people in this city.

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

12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment-seat,

13 saying, This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.

14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked villany, O you{+} Jews, there would be a reason that I should bear with you{+}:

15 but if they are questions about words and names and your{+} own law, look to it yourselves; I am not minded to be a judge of these matters.

16 And he drove them from the judgment-seat.

17 And they all laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things.

18 And Paul, having tarried after this yet many days, took his leave of the brothers, and sailed from there for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila: having shorn his head in Cenchreae; for he had a vow.

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

20 And when they asked him to stay a longer time, he did not consent;

21 but taking his leave of them, and saying, I will return again to you{+} if God wills, he set sail from Ephesus.

22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, 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 named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.

25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John:

26 and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him to them, and expounded to him the way of God more accurately.

27 And when he was minded to pass over into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him: and when he came, 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.