1 AND after this Paul left Athens and came to Corinth. 2 And finding a certain Jew by the name of Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy, and his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome, he went to them, 3 and because he was of the same trade continued and labored with them; for they were tent makers. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.
5 And when Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul gave himself wholly to preaching the word, testifying to the Jews Christ Jesus. 6 But when they disputed and blasphemed, shaking his garments he said to them, Your blood be upon your heads; I, pure, from this time will go to the gentiles. 7 And departing thence he came into the house of a man called Justus, who worshipped God, and whose house adjoined the synagogue. 8 And Crispus the synagogue ruler believed in the Lord, with all his house; and many of the Corinthians who heard believed and were baptized.
9 And the Lord said to Paul, in a vision by night, Fear not, but speak and be not silent, 10 for I am with you; and no one shall attack you to hurt you, for I have many people in this city. 11 And he remained there a year and six months, teaching among them the word of God.
12 And when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose with one consent against Paul and brought him to the tribunal, 13 saying, This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
14 And when Paul was about to open his mouth Gallio said to the Jews, If there was any injustice or evil imposition, O Jews, I would bear with you in a reasonable manner; 15 but if it is a question of doctrine, and of names, and of your law, look to it yourselves; for I will not be a judge of these things. 16 And he drove them from the tribunal. 17 And they all took Sosthenes the synagogue-ruler and beat him before the tribunal; and Gallio cared for none of these things.
18 And Paul having remained yet many days took leave of the brothers, and sailed to Syria; and Priscilla was with him, and Aquila, having shaved his head at Cenchrea; for he had a vow. 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, and entering himself into the synagogue reasoned with the Jews. 20 And they asking him to stay a longer time with them he did not consent, 21 but taking leave of them and saying, I will return to you again, if God will, he sailed from, Ephesus,
22 and coming down to Caesarea, and going up and saluting the church, he went down to Antioch; 23 and having spent some time there he went away, passing in order through the country of Galatia and Phrygia, confirming all the disciples.
24 AND a certain Jew by the name of Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus, being powerful in the Scriptures. 25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in spirit spoke and taught correctly the doctrines concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John; 26 and this man began to speak boldly in the synagogue, and Priscilla and Aquila hearing him took him and taught him more accurately the way. 27 And he wishing to go into Achaia, the brothers sent him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. And when he came he helped those much who had believed through the grace; 28 for he argued powerfully against the Jews, publicly showing by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.