1 After these things, Paul departing from Athens, came to Corinth. 2 And finding a certain Jew name Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy with Priscilla his wife (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome) he went to them. 3 And as he was of the same trade, he abode with them and wrought, for they were tent-makers by trade. 4 And he discoursed in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and Greeks.
5 And when Silas and Timothy were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in spirit, and testified to the Jews, that Jesus was the Christ. 6 But when they set themselves in opposition and blasphemed, he shook his raiment and said to them, Your blood is upon your own head; I am pure: from henceforth I will go to the Gentiles. 7 And going thence, he went into the house of one named Justus, one that worshiped God, whose house was adjoining to the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.
9 Then the Lord said to Paul by a vision, in the night, Fear not, 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 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made an assault with one consent upon Paul, and brought him to the judgment-seat, Saying, 13 This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
14 And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were an act of injustice or wicked licentiousness, 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 these matters. 16 And he drove them away from the judgment-seat. 17 Then they all took Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things.
18 And Paul still continued many days; and then taking leave of the brethren, sailed thence for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shaved his head at Cenchrea; for he had a vow. 19 And he came to Ephesus, and left him there; but he himself going into the synagogue, reasoned with the Jews. 20 But though they intreated him to tarry longer with them, he consented not: 21 But took his leave of them, saying, I must by all means keep the approaching feast at Jerusalem, but I will return to you again, if God will.
22 And he set sail from Ephesus. And landing at Cesarea, he went up and saluted the church, and went down to Antioch. 23 And having spent some time there, he departed, and went over the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, confirming all the disciples.
24 Now a certain Jew, Apollos by name, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John. 26 And he spake boldly in the synagogue. And Aquila and Priscilla hearing him, took him to their house, and explained to him the way of God more perfectly. 27 And when he was desirous to go over to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; who being come thither, greatly helped through grace them that had believed. 28 For he earnesty debated with the Jews in publick, shewing by the scriptures, that Jesus was the Christ.